Danny Schaffner, Senior Pastor

First Responsibilities: Primary weekend communicator, Casts and develops the vision and strategy of First services as the staff liaison to the First eldership.

Hometown: Des Moines, IA

Education: Bachelor of Science in Preaching and New Testament.  Currently working on an MA in Contemporary Theology

Prior Experience: Youth Minister at Second Church of Christ in Danville, IL, High School and Teaching Pastor at Connection Pointe Christian Church of Brownsburg, IN, and Lead Pastor at Common Ground CC in Tampa, FL

First Experience: Senior Pastor (2013-Present)

Family: Married to Kristi since 1995.  4 boys: Waylon, Sarah (daughter in law), Abigail (granddaughter), Ricky, Caden, and Brody.

Fun: Going to sporting events, watching movies, and dating my wife

Favorite Sports Teams: AZ Cardinals, St. Louis Cardinals, LA Lakers, IA Hawkeyes and Jon Groce and the Fighting Illini

Exciting Travel Destinations: Australia, Poland, and Costa Rica