International Impact

God wants us to bring his name, his message, and his ministry to all nations. Whether it's praying, giving, or going, we provide a number of strategic opportunities for people to get involved, finding their purpose in Christ through the mission. If you want to make your life count for something significant, we will show you how. Let’s have a God-sized vision and believe that the Holy Spirit will use us to give praise to God and change this world!


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St. Charles - Outreach

Thea Bradford-Lesnik

International Impact Administrative Assistant
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Thea Bradford-Lesnik

International Impact Administrative Assistant630.485.3352

Thea has lived in Minnesota, Florida, Texas and Illinois. She has settled in the Midwest and now lives in Elburn, with her husband Pete and their three children. Her major in college was business, but found work in retail and the financial industry, until joining Christ Community. Thea joined the staff in 2005, working in International Impact. She has been on mission trips to Brazil, Czech Republic and New Orleans, and loves seeing what God is doing around the world.

Dave Cooper

International Impact Administrative Assistant
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Dave Cooper

International Impact Administrative Assistant630.485.3359

Proudly growing up in Little Rhody (Rhode Island), moving cross-country to Illinois, military training in Oklahoma, teaching in Haiti and back to Illinois, Dave landed in St. Charles in 2009. With a BA in Elementary Education and an MA in Intercultural Studies to boot, he's worn a lot of hats in his travels.

In his free time, Dave cherishes time spent with his wife and son. Beyond that he's usually up for just about anything, but particularly enjoys experiencing cultures, cooking and cool colors. And yes, he's quirky like that. . .

Kris Eldridge

Community Impact Pastor
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Kris Eldridge

Community Impact Pastor630.485.3394

Eric Hanson

Outreach Pastor
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Eric Hanson

Outreach Pastor630.485.3334

Eric is passionate about reaching the nations for Jesus. In 1994, Eric and his wife Carol traveled to Nigeria on their first short-term mission trip. This experience led to full-time international ministry in 1996.

Eric graduated from Valparaiso University and currently lives in Sycamore, IL. Hunting and fishing are favorite hobbies.

Tammi Vest

Outreach Executive Assistant
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Tammi Vest

Outreach Executive Assistant630.485.3371

Tammi joined our staff in 2004 as our Outreach Executive Assistant and continues in that role today.  She is wife to Kerry, a mother to her son, two daughters, a son-in-law, and a Grammy to her two grandchildren. Tammi loves to travel, read, and cook, but her favorite pastime is spending time with her grandson and granddaughter.