Meet Our Staff and Their Families

Chuck Emmert (Senior Minister):

Chuck and his wife, Amy, were called to the Duplain ministry in November of 2008 and will conclude his ministry at the end of 2020.  They were married in 1977. They have a son, Craig, who is a high school teacher in Elizabethton, TN, married to Jordan and they have two wonderful children. Chuck and Amy have one daughter Alison, who resides in heaven after battling a childhood cancer for one year at 16 and passing away in 2002. Chuck loves to fish and be together with people. His business card reads, “Interested in You” and he would love to hear your story. Chuck has held previous ministries in Cass City for 22 years and Livonia 11 years. Feel free to contact him about your needs or concerns, as well as your joys and praises. He’d love to fish with you sometime as he fishes for Him ‘all the time.” Hope to see or hear from you soon.

Andy Goodrich (Senior Minister):

Andy has been serving the congregation at Duplain since 2000 as the Associate Minister. In 2021, Andy will become Duplain’s next Senior Minister. He is a graduate of Great Lakes Christian College and Lincoln Christian University. Andy is passionate about teaching the Bible and living in intentional discipleship relationships. He has been blessed with a beautiful family made up of six daughters and his wonderful wife Erica. In his spare time, Andy enjoys gardening, reading, running, and cycling.

Matt Barnum (Associate Minister):

Matt has been serving the congregation at Duplain since 2011 when he first came on as our Youth Assistant. After a short year away, Matt returned in 2016 and began serving as our Children’s Minister and Administrative Minister. In 2020, Matt became our Associate Minister and now works with our Student Ministries and administrates the office. He is a graduate of Great Lakes Christian College where he was blessed to meet his beautiful wife Samantha. In his spare time, Matt enjoys all things Michigan football, deep conversation (especially about the Bible and the Church), and time spent in community with good friends.

Judy Beavers (Worship Coordinator):

Judy Beavers is married to Phil, an elder at DCC and VP of Institutional Development at Great Lakes Christian College. Along with being Worship Coordinator at DCC, Judy also works at GLCC as Outreach Ministries Director and Piano Instructor. She also enjoys teaching piano in her home. Judy & Phil reside in DeWitt and have 3 daughters, 3 sons-in-law, and 10 grandchildren.

Trina Pontack (Production Secretary):

Trina and her family have been calling Duplain their home since she and her husband, Chad, married in 2011. God has blessed them with 4 loving children, 1 girl, and 3 boys. They are very involved in Ovid-Elsie sporting events.  Trina joined the office team in early 2020 and she works hand-in-hand with Matt to make sure that we produce accurate and attractive graphics and communication tools. Trina has an eye to detail and makes sure everything we produce for ministry looks it’s very best! In her free time, Trina enjoys time with her family, camping, kayaking, running, and reading.

James Taylor (Maintenance):

James and Ina have been members at Duplain Church of Christ since the early 1960’s while raising four children. Their focus was mainly on the Children’s Ministry though they enjoy many other areas. They live in Eureka, Michigan, and were Duplain’s custodians for the last ten plus years. Following Ina’s retirement, James transitioned to the role of maintenance man.

Onalee Gilbert (Custodian):

Onalee has been a part of Duplain her whole life and grew up in the church. She has 3 wonderful children, Izek, Holly, and Mordecai. Onalee joined the team as the custodian in 2020 and works hard to make sure the building always looks it’s best.