If you are a middle school, high school or college student looking for a place to connect with your peers, grow in your faith and have a lot of fun at the same time, then you're in the right place. Each of our environments (Genesis for middle school, Mosaic for high school and Crave for college age) is unique and has been created with you in mind. But there are a few things that you'll find in each of our ministries; adult volunteers who love God and young people, relevant Bible teaching, small groups where you can ask honest questions and find real answers - and a lot of fun. To find out more about each unique environment click on links to the left and explore all that is happening here in the Christ Community Student Ministry.
St. Charles - Student Ministries
Angela grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia and southern New Jersey. She received her BA in English from the College of New Jersey and her JD from Chicago-Kent. Angela and her husband, John, have attended Christ Community Church since 2008. They have seven children and have fostered many other children over the years. Angela has a heart for serving students and is also active in the Creative Arts ministry at Christ Community. In her spare time, Angela plays the cello and loves to spend time with her family.
I grew up in West Dundee, Illinois. I received my BA in Education at the University of Iowa. My husband, Steve, our three children, and I, began attending Christ Community Church in 2003. I have enjoyed being involved with women's and student ministries over the years. After many years of serving my family at home, I am looking forward to serving the middle and high school students at the Kyoo. After all, candy has always been my favorite food group! In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, reading a good book, and gardening.
Eric grew up in the Akron, Ohio, area. Since trusting Jesus as Savior at age 17, Eric has felt called to share the Gospel with young people. Eric studied at the University of Akron for his undergraduate degree, followed by earning a Master of Arts in Religion from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Before coming to Christ Community, he served in full-time student ministry for 10 years.
Eric is married to Adrianne and they have a daughter, Kendall, and a son, Kieran. His hobbies include playing guitar, running, cooking, and agonizing over Cleveland sports teams.
Bobby Jackson has loved serving in Student Ministries at Christ Community since 2011. He has the privilege of helping with middle school, high school, and college student ministry events. He is also responsible for the public school outreach programs. He has had the opportunity to work with thousands of students from local public schools and is excited to see where the program grows next! Bobby and his wife, Elizabeth, live in Elgin with their son, Ezekiel. Many people think Ezekiel is the Hub's official mascot. This rumor is not true-Ezekiel does all his ''work'' on a volunteer basis. The Jackson's happily accept dinner invitations!
Rachel had been working for 9 years in the corporate world when she felt led to quit her job, trust God and see what else He had in store for her, which came in the form of a position on the Student Ministries team. Her responsibilities include shooting and editing the weekly HouseGroup videos.
Emma grew up in St. Charles and at Christ Community Church, going to Genesis and Mosaic Housegroups. She interned with student ministries for a few years before being hired part time. She attends Moody Bible Institute, majoring in Biblical Studies.
Emma's hobbies include competing in handstand contests, watching Monty Python and the Holy Grail, collecting mustaches, and frolfing. Her favorite color is blue...no yel... AUUGHHH!
Pete grew up in Batavia and attended Christ Community as a high school student in the early days of the church. It was here that Pete developed a personal relationship with Jesus and began to discover gifts and callings toward full time ministry.
From there, he attended Cedarville College in Ohio where he studied student ministries and adolescent development. He is finishing a masters' degree at Wheaton in 2015.
Pete is married to Jocelyn (whom he met while attending high school ministry at CCC) and they have seven children. They share a passion for kids and strive to see their family and home as a ministry through foster care and adoption.