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Cheryl Dykstra
Ministry Coordinator / Office Manager

Cheryl Dykstra loves her job as Ministry Coordinator. She is a person who leans toward love of teaching, of music, of children, and people of ALL ages. Her “Let’s go” spirit spins into many ministry opportunities coordinated through the Welcome Home Christian office. She had training at Purdue University and Lincoln Christian University, and added various certifications along the way (including child care admin and certified food preparation). Right now at WHCC she spearheads the music ministry schedule, the Awana children’s ministry, the Thursday food ministry, the women’s Bible studies, event programming, the daily Prayer Power emails, and the church office organization. She looks forward to great things in the future.

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Douglas Dykstra
Senior Minister

Doug Dykstra has been the Preaching Minister at WHCC since 2017. He was born in Munster, Indiana, which is in the northwest corner of Indiana, at the southernmost tip of Lake Michigan. Doug went to Christian elementary and high schools, and after graduation, entered immediately into Lincoln Christian College (LCC) on a ministerial program. He held a variety of jobs to put himself through college and graduated from LCC. He had already started preaching by the middle of his junior year of college at a little church in central Illinois, and has been preaching ever since. Doug and Cheryl were married in Lansing, IL, and he thinks of her as his best friend and partner. Doug and Cheryl came to Florida back in 1994, when he served as the Senior Minister for Adventure Christian Church.

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Ricky Flack
Associate Minister

Ricky has been the Associate Minister at WHCC since 2017. Born in La Mirada, California, Ricky served 14 years in the United States Navy traveling all over the world. He has earned degrees from Austin Peay State University in Tennessee, Clarion State University in Pennsylvania, and Jacksonville University in Florida. Since leaving the Navy he has primarily worked as a Registered Nurse, and being bi-vocational, currently as an RN with the Veterans Administration. Ricky returned to school graduating from Lake Sumter Bible College and Seminary to pursue his calling into the ministry. Ricky was first ordained as a Deacon in 2009, then as an Elder in 2013. Following the completion of his ministry degree he was ordained into the preaching ministry in 2017 with plans to go full time into ministry following retirement from nursing. Ricky has been married to his wife and best friend Cindy for 24 years.

Amelia Thomas
Children’s Director