First Church of God Pastoral Staff

The leadership here at First Church of God is comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for God's people. If you have questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office at 812-882-7550 to speak with them.

  • Jeff Matas

    Transitional Pastor

    Jeff has served as a pastor since 1992, most recently at Madison Park Church of God in Anderson, Indiana in 2011. Since that time, Rev. Matas has served as the State Pastor of Church Health with Indiana Ministries, a position he will continue to be involved with while working at Vincennes First Church of God. Jeff brings a unique gift-mix, experience and abilities to our staff. 

    Jeff met his wife Carla while they were students at Anderson University. They have two adult children, and three grandchildren. 


    jmatas@indianaministries.org

  • Fred nocus

    Senior care & church on the street

    Fred became a born-again Christian October 1, 1975. His path in becoming an ordained minister of the Church of God is uniquely different.  Fred has 34 years of retail/wholesale grocery experience, 13 years of real estate experience, and served in the Gideon Ministry for 30 years.  

    In September 2007, while on a mission trip to Church on the Street (Atlanta, GA), Fred sensed the call to ministry.  Church on the Street - Vincennes was birthed May 7, 2008, and continues to function under his leadership.

    Fred became a part-time Pastor February 2008 and started full-time in January 2011.  Rev. Fred Nocus was ordained in September of 2012 and serves as an Associate Minister in the areas of Senior Adults, assimilation of newcomers and other designated responsibilities.  

    Fred is married to Ruth Ann who celebrated their 54th Wedding Anniversary June 5th of this year.  They have two married sons and nine grandchildren. 


    frednocus@gmail.com

  • Jon yaney

    Associate pastor of Student Ministries

    Pastor Jon Yaney is our associate minister of Youth and Front Door ministries. Jon was born in 1997 and grew up in central Indiana, reared with values common to Hoosiers. Pastor Jon accepted Jesus Christ in a Walmart parking lot at three years old. He realized the real power of and reverence for Jesus Christ early in adolescence and at 14 realized that God was calling him into the ministry. Since then, Pastor Jon has learned and grown in his faith and has prepared for ministry by studying the Bible and Psychology at Anderson University. Since January 2019, Jon has been working to applying his training to help grow and develop the Student Ministry and starting in 2020 lead the Front Door ministry. Jon finds great joy in a range of activities from a day spent hiking to a night watching a movie, but the greatest is the joy of spreading the word of God.


    madsm7550@gmail.com

  • Laura Maddock

    on Staff missionary

    Laura serves in campus ministry in Berlin, Germany.  Laura and her team are trusting the Lord to make the good news known among the thousand of students from around the world who study in Berlin, and to help equip students to follow and proclaim Christ.

    Growing up in Vincennes, Laura decided to follow Jesus as a child, and is grateful for the many ways that her family as well as her church family at the First Church of God in Vincennes brought her up in the faith.  As a student at Butler University, in addition to finding great friendship and a love for Butler basketball, Laura also grew to understand more deeply her need for Jesus and the impact of his death and resurrection on her life.  God used campus missionaries to challenge and encourage her in her faith, and she decided to trust God in His call to missions in her own life through campus ministry.

    During her two years interning with Cru on campuses in Berlin, followed by three years serving international students in New York City, God has continued to reveal both the great opportunity to reach students from all nations with the gospel.  In 2017, she was thrilled to return to Berlin to continue serving there.

    Laura loves good books, a substantial amount of chocolate, and especially time with her nephew (they're FaceTime pros).



    laura.maddock@cry.org


Church Staff

  • bryan quarterman

    director of music

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  • charlie mccracken

    director of worship

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  • ROBIN HENSON

    maintenance

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  • Ashley rasico

    secretary

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  • john hanes

    media director

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  • Ashley Carpenter

    Day Camp Director

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  • Pam Newton

    Media Librarian

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Board of Directing Elders

Our Board of Directing Elders are elected by the Congregation to serve three year terms. 

  • matt norman

    Chairperson

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  • Rick carpenter

    co-chair

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  • Luke anderson

    co-chair

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  • Erika shepard

    secretary

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  • Larry donovan

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  • kevin cornelison

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  • chad morgan

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  • matt buckels

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  • gazella summitt

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  • Stephanie Peacock

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  • Brad Case

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