Dr. Don Lynn
Dr. Don LynnPastor
Dr. Don Lynn, “Doc”, grew up in Muncie, Indiana. He graduated from Ball State University. A Masters of Divinity was earned at the Earlham School of Religion in Richmond, IN. A Doctorate was earned in church administration, and Growth & Spiritual Formation. Dr. Lynn Attended both Fuller Theological Seminary and a Catholic institution called the Graduate Theological Foundation where he is a Fellow. Dr. Lynn has served nine congregations in four states and is a certified Church Consultant with the Center for Congregational Health which is affiliated with Wake Forrest School of Medicine. In 2012, Dr. Lynn published his book, “True Joy.” Proceeds from the sale of the book go to relief work in Darfur, Africa. Dr. Lynn has been married for 42 years. He has two grown children and five grandsons.

Dr. Lynn became the Senior Minister of First Christian Church of Temple in October of 2008. He enjoys tandem kayaking, is learning to love fishing, and is a college basketball enthusiast.

Taylor Colwell
Taylor ColwellDirector of Student Ministries
Taylor was born in Minden, LA but grew up primarily in Fredericksburg, TX. She came to Temple by way of the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor where she graduated with a degree in Christian Ministry in 2007. After working for a while at Camp Peniel in Marble Falls, TX she decided to make Temple her home. Taylor has been on the First Christian Church ministry team since January of 2010 and is working to build a youth ministry that will change lives for Christ.

On November 13, 2010, Taylor married Kevin Colwell of Temple. The two live in Belton with their sons, Edan and Eason.

Rita Morrelli
Rita MorrelliDirector of Children's Ministries
A native Texan, Rita has been Director of First Church Preschool since August 2002. Raised in a large family of entrepenuers, Rita has owned several businesses and travelled extensively in the US, Canada, and Mexico. A change in career direction led Rita to begin working as a teacher in a large Preschool chain in Dallas. Called by the Lord to continue this work, Rita came to First Christian Church as a volunteer in the children’s Christian Education ministry. Rita was recruited to join the staff to take the program from a part time 2′s School to a full time, licensed child care and Preschool program. Rita holds a Child Care Administrators Credential from the Early Childhood Management Institute. Mother of two wonderful teens, she considers herself very blessed to work with the children and members of First Christian Church.
David Perez-Guerra
David Perez-GuerraChoir Director
David Perez Guerra first joined the First Christian Church family in 2011 and now serves as the musical director.  He took his first piano lesson at the age of 10 and music has been an active part of his life since then.

While David has performed both classical and jazz works with a broad range of student and professional organizations throughout Texas and the midwest, his real love is the role of accompanist.  Although he is president and owner of Concentus Media Group (an advertising agency located in Temple, TX) he continues to be a busy accompanist working with students in Belton and Temple High Schools as well as Temple College and the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.


Sue Ellen Galvan
Sue Ellen GalvanOffice Manager
Sue Ellen Galvan joined the staff of First Christian Church in July, 2016. Raised in College Station, she is a graduate of Texas A&M University (Bachelor of Business Administration). Sue Ellen brings to First Christian Church over 20 years of experience in the areas of Church Administration and Bookkeeping.

Sue Ellen is married to Robert Alejandro and is the mother of two children and a proud grandmother of a grandson.

Kevin Colwell
Kevin ColwellDirector of Young Adult Ministries
Kevin has just recently joined the First Christian Church team as the Director for Young Adults. This includes all adults, married or single, from ages 18-45. Kevin is married to Taylor Colwell and works at PDI in Temple, TX.