Meet the Staff

Rev. Tracy Siegman

Senior Pastor
TracyPastor Tracy is working to strengthen the church’s relationships with their neighbors and forming new partnerships as it seeks to be an integral part of the community. Pastor T grew up in Northeast Ohio. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management from Walsh University in Canton, Ohio and a Master of Divinity degree from Lexington Theological Seminary. She serves as a member of the National Benevolent Association’s Mental Health Initiative and co-convener of the Northern Kentucky Poor People’s Campaign.  She has a passion for outreach ministry and advocacy for social justice.  She loves visiting with people in coffee shops, especially the chapel at St. Arbucks with a Hazelnut Flat White.

Rev. Sheri Jackson

Commissioned Minister
Sheri JacksonSheri is a lifelong member of First Christian Church and celebrates the many way’s God’s Spirit has worked through this community over the years.  She was commissioned as a minister in 2018 and is continuing her studies at Lexington Theological Seminary in hopes of being ordained in the next few years.  In her down time, Sheri enjoys reading, gardening and golfing.  Her favorite snacks include LifeSaver gummies and McDonald’s soft serve ice cream!

Rev. Dave Ellis

Associate Minister
Dave was born in Louisville, KY to parents who were both members of the Disciples of Christ.  His Dad’s family were longtime Disciples.  Dave received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies from Kentucky Christian University.  He later received Dual Master’s Degrees from Webster University in Business Management and Human Resource Training and Development. David did his theological training at Louisville Seminary, University of The South School of Theology and Lexington Seminary.  Dave is completing his 45th year of ordained ministry.  Dave lives with his spouse, William West, who sings in the choir at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Cincinnati, at Eastgate with their two cats: Bleu and Lexie.


Nursery Coordinator
IMG_7419 Sarah is a lifetime member of the church beginning her 37th year of membership and 5th year as the nursery coordinator.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Development.  Sarah enjoys working in our recently updated nursery.  When Sarah isn’t in the nursery, she co-coordinates the Outreach Team.  Sarah is an avid couponer and pays it forward with her savings.  She has helped fulfill the wishes from Welcome House in a unique way.  It’s okay to send your kids to the nursery with crackers, but hide the peanut butter crackers from Sarah; she loves them.