Rick Rufenacht, Interim Pastor

Pastor Rick Rufenacht, our current interim pastor, has served in pastoral ministry for over 30 years.  Rick and Eileen have Bachelors degrees in Music Education from Heidelberg University and Rick has done pastoral graduate work at Huntington University Graduate School of Ministry in Indiana.

Rick and Eileen have two grown children. David is married to Sydney and serves in the United States Army. Their daughter Rachel is married to Andrew and are the parents of grandson Jack. Rick and Eileen are excited to welcome two more grandchildren in 2022.

When not preaching or helping in worship, you will find Rick playing trombone in a local community band or big band. He may also be found chasing the little white ball around on the golf course.

Eileen enjoys entertaining, reading, playing the piano, and spending time with grandson Jack whenever possible.

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Jessica Willis, Associate

Pastor Jessica Willis began as the Associate of Family Ministries January 1, 2017.  She and her family moved here from Des Moines, Iowa where Jessica served as Youth Pastor for 9 years and Children’s Pastor for 1 year.  Jessica takes great pride and joy in her family.  Her husband Mike Willis has been a great support in ministry and raising their three daughters McKena, Aundrea, and Adalyn.  Jessica enjoys hanging out with friends and family.  She loves Virginia and loves serving the people of First Church of God in Christiansburg, VA.

Diana Aufrecht

Diana Aufrecht has been our church's secretary since June, 2010.  Her family consists of her husband Mark, daughters Jami Lyons and Erica Griffith, and grandchildren Corey, Ariawyn, Kylie, and Vahla.  In her free time you can find her serving with her husband at Camp Christi.