Rev. Jacob Thorne
Jacob Thorne is a third-generation Disciple and graduate of Eden Theological Seminary. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and is a former member and alumni of the Lily-funded Bethany Fellowship. He is the co-author of Missional Youth Ministry – From Gathering Teenagers to Scattering Disciples. Before joining Community Christian Church as the senior minister, he served as the senior minister of First Christian Church, Troy, MO, and as the associate minister and minister of youth at Broadway Christian Church, Columbia, MO. Jacob and his wife, Paulette, have two daughters, Annabelle and Clara, and recent twin girls, Ella and Grace.
Rev. LaVetta Hall
Director of Children and Youth Ministries
LaVetta is a familiar face to many. She became a member of CCC in 2015. Since then, she has worked with our education team, recruited youth volunteers throughout the summer to assist with the Stable Sale, and has participated in past classes offered by our friend, Bob McClelland. She is the mother of three: Maya, Myles and McKaya. Many of us also know and love her mother, Lucille Clark- Autry. LaVetta was ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in April 2015 and holds a Master of Divinty from Eden Theological Seminary. She currently serves as Pastor of Crossroads Christian Church in Caseyville, IL where she maintains a close relationship with the Regional Care Team Minister, Diane Hall.