Aurora

Staff

Yvonne Bailey

Children's Pastor
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Yvonne Bailey

Children's Pastor630.450.8005

Yvonne has attended the Aurora Campus since 1995 and has been on staff as the Children's Pastor since 2003. Yvonne loves helping families and kids feel welcomed, comfortable, and safe in their church experience as well as connecting with families and getting to know them better. Her desire is for kids to fall in love with Jesus and begin a relationship with Him that will change their life and last forever.

John Burke

Executive Assistant
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John Burke

Executive Assistant630.450.8008

John or ''Burke'' as he is called around our Aurora Campus, was born and raised in Ottawa, IL. Before coming on staff full time at Christ Community, Burke spent 25 years in the Computer programming business and most recently, spent several years producing television reality shows. Burke also volunteers in the producing of Aurora's weekend services. He serves along side his wife, Debbie and youngest 3 sons. Burke loves his men's community group, and enjoys spending time with his grandchildren. Burke and his family currently live in the Oswego area.

Petey Crowley

Worship Pastor
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Petey Crowley

Worship Pastor630.450.8001

Petey joined Creative Arts in July 2015. He graduated from the Moody Bible Institute in May 2015 with a degree in Communications. Petey grew up in South Holland, Illinois, where his passion for worship began. Petey enjoys laughing, playing guitar, and eating numerous slices of deep dish pizza in his spare time.

Trevor Hall

Aurora Technical Specialist
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Trevor Hall

Aurora Technical Specialist630.450.8009

Ty Hall

Next Gen Associate Pastor
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Ty Hall

Next Gen Associate Pastor630.485.8007

Ty has been attending Christ Community since 2003 and has served in a variety of volunteer roles including Student Ministries and Creative Arts. He joined our KidsWorld staff at Aurora in February of 2018.

Ty recently graduated with a B.A. in Biblical Studies and Music from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. He has a passion for the next generation and is excited to work with kids and help them understand who Jesus is. In his free time Ty enjoys reading, playing guitar, watching the Chicago Cubs, and listening to obscure music.

Gus McDonald

Aurora Student Ministries Pastor
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Gus McDonald

Aurora Student Ministries Pastor630.485.8012

Diana Shiflett

Aurora Campus Associate & Adult Ministries Pastor
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Diana Shiflett

Aurora Campus Associate & Adult Ministries Pastor630.450.8003

After receiving a B.A. and M.A. in Psychology from North Park University and Wheaton Graduate School, Diana spent the next 24 years in student ministry, and spiritual formation working at St. Mark’s Episcopal and Naperville Covenant Church. In 2009, she became a certified spiritual director, and was ordained in 2010. In 2016, God called Diana to write a book that was published by InterVarsity Press in 2018, Spiritual Practices in Community, Drawing Groups into the Heart of God

In her spare time Diana enjoys walking her dogs, creatively connecting with God, and spending quality time with her husband Rodney.

DeKalb

Administration

Paul DeHaven

DeKalb Campus Pastor
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Paul DeHaven

DeKalb Campus Pastor815.787.6161 x8311

Paul was born and raised in southern California. He married his college sweetheart, Jill, two weeks after graduation from Biola University. The newlyweds moved to Colorado so Paul could attend Denver Seminary and develop a passion for the Broncos. While in Colorado, Paul and Jill were blessed with two daughters.

The DeHaven family moved to Texas in 1995 and spend 18 years developing a love of BBQ. Paul joined the staff of Christ Community in 2013. He enjoys cooking, running, and saying things like ''howdy'' and ''y'all.''

Sonia McDonald

DeKalb Outreach Center Director
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Sonia McDonald

DeKalb Outreach Center Director

Sandi Plinske

DeKalb Executive Assistant
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Sandi Plinske

DeKalb Executive Assistant

Allie Pontarelli

DeKalb Campus Administrative Assistant
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Allie Pontarelli

DeKalb Campus Administrative Assistant

Adult Ministries

Annie Sanderson

Adult and Care Ministries Administrative Assistant
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Annie Sanderson

Adult and Care Ministries Administrative Assistant815.787.6161 x8323

Annie was born and raised in the small town of Lee, Illinois. She married a local, fourth generation farmer, Dan, and has two children.

Dan and Annie have had the privilege and blessing of working closely with family and raising their children on the family farm. Annie previously was the CFO of a family owned manufacturing business and a family owned service business. Annie and her family began attending Christ Community in 2010.

After retiring from the family business, Annie started working part time at the DeKalb Campus in November, 2014, as the Adult Ministries Administrative Assistant and transitioned into full time in October, 2016, and added assisting with the Caring Ministry. Annie thoroughly enjoys all the staff and members at Christ Community and is thankful for the opportunity to serve along side them.

Creative Arts

Dave Fowler

Technical Specialist
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Dave Fowler

Technical Specialist630.485.3314

Cindy Palma

Worship Pastor
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Cindy Palma

Worship Pastor630.657.8133

Luis Ramirez

Music Director
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Luis Ramirez

Music Director815.787.6161 x8314

Luis was born in the Philippines and grew up in Wrigleyville, Chicago..."Go Cubs!"
He committed his life to Jesus in 1986 while pursuing music degrees at Northern Illinois University.
That same year, he started playing piano at Christ Community Church at the old St. Charles Mall movie theater.
Luis is an avid foodie who enjoys hiking, astronomy, dogs, and traveling.

KidsWorld

Rhonda Cantrell

KidsWorld Group Life & Epic Coordinator
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Rhonda Cantrell

KidsWorld Group Life & Epic Coordinator

Karl Hepler

Children's Pastor
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Karl Hepler

Children's Pastor815.787.6161 x8327

Karl grew up in Marshalltown, Iowa. He later moved to the Chicago area where he received a BA from Judson University in Elgin, Illinois, and an MA from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary in Lombard, Illinois. He is married to Alicia and they have lived in DeKalb since 1989.

They have three adult children, two of whom are married. Karl enjoys running with Alicia, fixing broken stuff, and reading about science, leadership, and spiritual formation. He is fascinated with how things work, whether mechanically, scientifically, relationally, spiritually, or organizationally.

Sarah King

KidsWorld Administrative Assistant and Group Life Assistant
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Sarah King

KidsWorld Administrative Assistant and Group Life Assistant

Student Ministries

James Ahrenholz

DeKalb Student Ministries Pastor
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James Ahrenholz

DeKalb Student Ministries Pastor

James grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and has attended Christ Community Church since 2008. He graduated from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago in 2016 with a degree in Youth Ministry, and has been on staff since 2016. In his free time, James enjoys reading books, playing (and winning) games, and anything that has to do with sports. Fun Fact: All of James' favorite sports teams start with the letter "B": The Bears, Brewers, Bucks, Blackhawks, and Buckeyes. He married his wife, Andi, in 2017, and loves spending time with her.

Dawn Dosier

Student Ministries Administrative Assistant
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Dawn Dosier

Student Ministries Administrative Assistant

Connor Small

Student Ministries Associate Pastor
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Connor Small

Student Ministries Associate Pastor

Huntley

Staff

Sarah Cruz

Huntley Campus Worship Leader
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Sarah Cruz

Huntley Campus Worship Leader

Susan Thompson

Little Journey Preschool Director
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Susan Thompson

Little Journey Preschool Director224.569.6512

St. Charles

Administration

Sue Anderson

Information Systems and Accounting Support
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Sue Anderson

Information Systems and Accounting Support630.485.3322

Sue has been at Christ Community since 1984. She became a permanent fixture around the church when she was hired as support staff for Children's Ministry in July of 1992. You will find her hanging around the finance department nowadays. Fortunate to marry Tom Anderson, Sue has a blended family of 4 who are too old to live at home with mama. Sue guesses you could say "SHE LOVES THIS PLACE."

Sam Bolds

Director of Information Systems
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Sam Bolds

Director of Information Systems630.485.3300

Larry Breeden

Administration Pastor
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Larry Breeden

Administration Pastor630.485.3396

Before coming on staff at Christ Community, Larry worked in international and domestic logistics/transportation (air, ocean, rail, LTL/FTL, custom brokerage) for 13 years, taught and coached for 5 years at the high school level (English, Bible, football, boys basketball, girls softball). He has a BA in English and Education.

Larry and Gwen have been married for over 40 years and have 4 children who have blessed them with 9 grandkids. Larry enjoys watching his children and grandchildren grow up, grilling fresh vegetables out of his garden, and sampling every kind of barbecue style in the US. He has completed 5 Chicago marathons so far.

Becky Jones

Front Office Assistant
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Becky Jones

Front Office Assistant630-485-3300

Tricia Loeffel

Front Office Assistant
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Tricia Loeffel

Front Office Assistant

Karen Reitz

Cup O' Joy Coordinator
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Karen Reitz

Cup O' Joy Coordinator630.485.3300

Kim Simmons

Guest Services Manager
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Kim Simmons

Guest Services Manager630.485.3351

Kim grew up in Peoria, Illinois, where she met her husband Frank before they moved to this area when Frank was relocated for work. They have raised their two sons, Mike and Nate, who are still nearby.

Kim worked in various roles within the financial services industry for 28 years before she took a year long sabbatical while praying about her next steps. She began attending the Bartlett Campus in 2014 and came on board during the Christmas season to help with a variety of support tasks. She was hired as the Events Manager for the St. Charles Campus in 2015.

Becca Tarchala

Event Specialist
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Becca Tarchala

Event Specialist630.485.3382

Adult Ministries

Jeff Buster

Men's Pastor
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Jeff Buster

Men's Pastor

Dwight Dally

PrimeTimers Pastor
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Dwight Dally

PrimeTimers Pastor630.485.3338

Leah Gallaher

Adult Ministries Administrative Assistant
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Leah Gallaher

Adult Ministries Administrative Assistant630.485.3390

Leah grew up in West Dundee, Illinois and received her BA in Education at the University of Iowa. Leah, her husband, Steve, and their three children began attending Christ Community Church in 2003. She has enjoyed being involved with women's and student ministries over the years. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading a good book, and gardening.

Lindsey Jodts

Community Groups Pastor
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Lindsey Jodts

Community Groups Pastor630.485.3370

Clayton Keenon

Senior Director of Discipleship and Teaching Pastor
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Clayton Keenon

Senior Director of Discipleship and Teaching Pastor630.485.3348

Clayton grew up in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, in a very large family--with eleven sisters and no brothers. (It's a long story.) He is married to his high school sweetheart, Michelle, and they have three young children: two girls and a boy. In his free time, he loves sci-fi, spicy salsa, and strategy games. 

Jeannine Mueller

Adult Ministry & Finance Administrative Assistant
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Jeannine Mueller

Adult Ministry & Finance Administrative Assistant630.485.3311

Jeannine was born and raised in Champaign, IL. She is married to her high-school sweetheart Jason and they have two children. They have been attending and serving at Christ Community Church since 2008.

She enjoys scrapbooking, playing volleyball with her family, biking, and cheering her son on in baseball.

Kelsey Schrader

Rooted Director and Young Adult Pastor
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Kelsey Schrader

Rooted Director and Young Adult Pastor630.485.3386

Kelsey is a DeKalb, Illinois native. She is an alumni of the University of Arkansas and Moody Theological Seminary, where she received her Bachelors in Marketing and Masters in Spiritual Formation & Discipleship. She has a heart for helping others anchor their life and identity in Jesus.

Kelsey enjoys just about any outdoor activity, gathering with friends or family, trying new recipes, and reading.

Building Services

Tom Anderson

Building Services Specialist
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Tom Anderson

Building Services Specialist630.485.3326

Steve Elsik

Operations Manager
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Steve Elsik

Operations Manager630.485.3326

Steve is a native Texan who moved to IL in the mid 90’s with his wife, and two daughters. Steve and his family started attending CCC in the fall of 1999. He joined the staff August 2011. Steve’s prior work experience was in restaurant management. His interests include hunting, gardening, recycling or repurposing anything that still has useful value, carpentry, working on gas powered engines, being a handyman, and maintaining the nickname of MacGyver.

Mark Smith

Safety and Security Manager
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Mark Smith

Safety and Security Manager630.485.3308

Jared Wilson

Building Services Specialist
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Jared Wilson

Building Services Specialist630.485.3326

Care And Connections

Jorge Cruz

Care and Connections Team Captain
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Jorge Cruz

Care and Connections Team Captain630.485.3345

Steve Gallaher

Connections Pastor
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Steve Gallaher

Connections Pastor630.485.3310

Taylor Parrott

Connections Assistant
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Taylor Parrott

Connections Assistant

Jill Roberts

Care Ministry Executive Assistant
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Jill Roberts

Care Ministry Executive Assistant630.485.3346

Whitney Stokley

Care & Recovery Pastor
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Whitney Stokley

Care & Recovery Pastor630.485.3376

Communications

Katelyn Bolds

Web and Marketing Specialist
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Katelyn Bolds

Web and Marketing Specialist630.485.3333

Katelyn is a graduate of Taylor University with a B.S. in Professional Writing. She is passionate about connecting with people through storytelling and loves finding new methods of making social media and web content more personable.

Her and her husband, Sam, live in Campton Hills and spend as much time as possible unplugging from social media and our chaotic world by being outside, working on projects, or planning their next travel adventure.

Christy Ferguson

Communications Project Management Specialist
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Christy Ferguson

Communications Project Management Specialist815.787.6161 x8321

Tim Gauger

Director of Visual Storytelling
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Tim Gauger

Director of Visual Storytelling630.485.3366

Todd Hertz

Communications Director
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Todd Hertz

Communications Director630.485.3361

After more than a decade working for media ministries, Todd made the move to the local church. In fact, his own church. Previously, Todd was Associate Online editor of Christianity Today, Managing Editor of Campus Life/Ignite Your Faith teen magazine, and a Christianity Today Movies reviewer. He also served as the General Editor of the NIV Quest Study Bible for Teens (Zondervan, 2011), co-authored The unGuide to Dating (Revell, 2006), and has written for The Chicago Tribune, RottenTomatoes.com, ThinkChristian.net, ChurchJuice.com, and more.

 

Bryce McElroy

Video Production Specialist
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Bryce McElroy

Video Production Specialist630.485.3356

Phil Wallis

Video Production Specialist
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Phil Wallis

Video Production Specialist630-485-3325

Creative Arts

Zach Freeman

Senior Director of Creative Arts and Communications
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Zach Freeman

Senior Director of Creative Arts and Communications

Noah Kimmel

Lighting and Scenic Director
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Noah Kimmel

Lighting and Scenic Director630-485-3325

Donovan Li

Audio Director
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Donovan Li

Audio Director6304853341

Caleb Loeppky

Technical Director
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Caleb Loeppky

Technical Director

Nikki Lucas

Creative Arts Pastor
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Nikki Lucas

Creative Arts Pastor630.485.3364

Nikki began serving in Creative Arts Ministry - producing weekend services, special events, and various creative elements at Christ Community Church back in 2008. She joined our staff in 2014.

Nikki has a degree in Biblical Studies and Ministry Leadership from Moody Bible Institute. She is passionate about leading and collaborating with others to communicate God's Word creatively as well as helping other to discover and grow in their gifts and abilities. 

Brendan Nelson

St. Charles Campus Worship Pastor
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Brendan Nelson

St. Charles Campus Worship Pastor630.485.3341

Ben Radliff

Lead Worship Pastor
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Ben Radliff

Lead Worship Pastor630.485.3323

Executive Leadership & HR

Steve Boyd

Operations Pastor
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Steve Boyd

Operations Pastor630.485.3342

After receiving a B.A. and M.A. in Organizational Communication from Miami University in Ohio, Steve spent the next 15 years in Instructional Design and Organizational Development working for AT&T, Arthur Anderson, and JP Morgan Chase. In 2005 God called Steve out of the marketplace into full time ministry.

In his spare time Steve enjoys home improvement projects, working in the yard, and spending time with his wife Allison and two kids.

Kaye Downey

Human Resources Manager
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Kaye Downey

Human Resources Manager630.485.3332

Kaye is a transplanted southerner, in case the accent didn’t give her away. She is married to Tim, and is mom to three daughters and one son-in-law. Kaye joined the Christ Community Church staff in 2005 in Caring Ministries, has worked with the Finance Department and transitioned to her current role in 2013.

Dawn Ferrara

Executive Assistant to the Senior Pastor
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Dawn Ferrara

Executive Assistant to the Senior Pastor630.485.3303

Eric Ferris

Executive Pastor
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Eric Ferris

Executive Pastor6304853365

Zach Freeman

Senior Director of Creative Arts and Communications
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Zach Freeman

Senior Director of Creative Arts and Communications

Eric Hamsho

Senior Director of Ministry Development
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Eric Hamsho

Senior Director of Ministry Development630.485.3342

Katie Hight

Executive Assistant to the Executive Pastor
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Katie Hight

Executive Assistant to the Executive Pastor630.485.3342

Katie grew up in Naperville, IL. She received her BA in History from Murray State University in Kentucky, then received a Masters Degree in Non-Profit Administration and Counseling from Springfield College in Massachusetts. She joined the Student Ministries Team in August of 2008 and transitioned to her current role in 2014. Katie and her husband Michael live in Campton Hills and have four daughters. 

Clayton Keenon

Senior Director of Discipleship and Teaching Pastor
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Clayton Keenon

Senior Director of Discipleship and Teaching Pastor630.485.3348

Clayton grew up in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, in a very large family--with eleven sisters and no brothers. (It's a long story.) He is married to his high school sweetheart, Michelle, and they have three young children: two girls and a boy. In his free time, he loves sci-fi, spicy salsa, and strategy games. 

Cindy Lund

Payroll, Benefits, and HRIS Specialist
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Cindy Lund

Payroll, Benefits, and HRIS Specialist630.485.3393

Jim Nicodem

Senior Pastor
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Jim Nicodem

Senior Pastor

Jim Nicodem has been the senior pastor of Christ Community Church since its start in 1984. Born and raised in the Midwest, Jim received his BA from Wheaton College and his MDiv. and Doctor of Ministries from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

Jim and his wife, Sue, have been married for more than forty years, have three grown children, and six grandchildren. He loves to hang out in Chicago, where he can watch the Cubs play (no better park than Wrigley) or listen to the world-class Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The local coffee shops also see a lot of Jim, accompanied by books (mostly biographies) or friends. Other hobbies he enjoys include hiking and biking.

He is also the author of two works: Prayer Coach and Bible Savvy. These topics are a reflection of his life-long pursuit and passion to help people grow in their walk with Christ.

Larry Stratton

Generosity Pastor
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Larry Stratton

Generosity Pastor630.485.3336

Larry and his wife, Carol, have attended Christ Community since 1987 and have two adult married children. Larry is a graduate of Taylor University and spent 26 years working with the ServiceMaster Company in the healthcare field.

In 2003, he came on staff at Christ Community. Larry counts it an honor to come to work every day to help people connect with their passions of serving and helping others come into a relationship with Christ.

 

Finance

Sue Anderson

Information Systems and Accounting Support
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Sue Anderson

Information Systems and Accounting Support630.485.3322

Sue has been at Christ Community since 1984. She became a permanent fixture around the church when she was hired as support staff for Children's Ministry in July of 1992. You will find her hanging around the finance department nowadays. Fortunate to marry Tom Anderson, Sue has a blended family of 4 who are too old to live at home with mama. Sue guesses you could say "SHE LOVES THIS PLACE."

Larry Bohringer

Senior Director of Finance
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Larry Bohringer

Senior Director of Finance

Jill DeHaven

Accounts Payable Specialist
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Jill DeHaven

Accounts Payable Specialist630.485.3344

Jill was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. She received her BA from Biola University. She has served in various administrative positions in churches and universities in California, Colorado, Texas and Illinois.

Jill and her husband, Paul, have attended Christ Community since 2013. They live in Sycamore. They have two grown daughters, Kari and Johanna. Jill enjoys working on home improvement projects, reading and playing with the family puppy, Wrigley.

Susan Haak

Accounting Manager
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Susan Haak

Accounting Manager630.485.3367

Susan is a native of southern Illinois, having grown up in Fairfield, Illinois. Shortly after graduating from Union University with a BSBA in Accounting/Finance, she moved to the Chicago suburbs and has called this area home ever since. After a number of years in Accounting and Finance at Pepsi, Susan had the opportunity to spend a couple of years at home with her children before coming on staff at Christ Community.

Susan and her husband, Dan, have two sons and have been attending Christ Community since 1999. Susan enjoys spending her time with family and friends, watching sports with her boys, hiking, and other outdoor adventures.

Jeannine Mueller

Adult Ministry & Finance Administrative Assistant
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Jeannine Mueller

Adult Ministry & Finance Administrative Assistant630.485.3311

Jeannine was born and raised in Champaign, IL. She is married to her high-school sweetheart Jason and they have two children. They have been attending and serving at Christ Community Church since 2008.

She enjoys scrapbooking, playing volleyball with her family, biking, and cheering her son on in baseball.

Jimena Plazola

Senior Accountant
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Jimena Plazola

Senior Accountant

Larry Stratton

Generosity Pastor
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Larry Stratton

Generosity Pastor630.485.3336

Larry and his wife, Carol, have attended Christ Community since 1987 and have two adult married children. Larry is a graduate of Taylor University and spent 26 years working with the ServiceMaster Company in the healthcare field.

In 2003, he came on staff at Christ Community. Larry counts it an honor to come to work every day to help people connect with their passions of serving and helping others come into a relationship with Christ.

 

KidsWorld

Drew Burless

KidsWorld Special Needs Representative
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Drew Burless

KidsWorld Special Needs Representative630.485.3391

Kaylee Frank

Early Childhood Pastor
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Kaylee Frank

Early Childhood Pastor630.485.3372

Margaret Greenwell

Early Childhood Assistant
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Margaret Greenwell

Early Childhood Assistant630.485.3300

Dave Gwynne

Elementary Pastor
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Dave Gwynne

Elementary Pastor

Dave is a born and bred Scotsman. After moving to Illinois in 2008, he’s now happily outnumbered at home by his wife, Erin, and three daughters. Dave has been in children’s ministry since the age of 15 and has served in churches and parachurch organizations across Scotland, Europe, and in the United States. Dave joined the KidsWorld team full-time in 2015, and his role includes overseeing EPIC, Camp Commotion, and our ministry to children with special needs. Dave’s interests include reading, writing, binge-watching Netflix, and trying to understand American culture.

Randy Isola

Next Generation Pastor
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Randy Isola

Next Generation Pastor630.485.3330

Randy believes that to lead or join endeavors impacting young people for Jesus is one of the greatest eternal investments anyone can make. Randy has done that in leadership of church ministries since 1991.

He joined the staff here at Christ Community in 2005. Randy and his wife, Michelle, grew up attending church together in Chicago and were married in 1994. They have five incredible children.

Liz Kruse

Elementary Assistant
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Liz Kruse

Elementary Assistant

Beccy Metzger

KidZone and Nursery Coordinator
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Beccy Metzger

KidZone and Nursery Coordinator630.485.3319

Alixx Nott

Children's Worship Pastor
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Alixx Nott

Children's Worship Pastor630.485.3313

Alixx has gone to Christ Community Church for her entire life and considers it home. Growing up, she found a love for singing through musical theater and began leading worship for HOT U, KidsWorld, Genesis, and weekend services as a student. After coming on staff in 2013 part time, Alixx served as the Children's Worship Assistant and Camp Commotion Program Director before becoming the Children's Worship Pastor in 2016. She likes to say that she has the best job ever--leading kids in worship every week! In her spare time, she is a cosmetologist, spends too much time at Michael's, makes amazing yogurt parfaits, and is always singing karaoke in the car. Come find Alixx in the KidsWorld Theater and she'll find a place for you to serve.

Denise Tricoci

Connections Coordinator
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Denise Tricoci

Connections Coordinator630.485.3357

Denise and her husband James have attended Christ Community Church since 2001. They have five children: four boys and a new addition of a baby girl in 2013. Denise has a passion for Christ Community Church and calls Christ Community her home. In October of 2013 Denise joined KidsWorld ministry staff as the KidsWorld Elementary Group Life Assistant for Saturday night services. Denise has 20 years of leadership experience and has a passion for helping kids know Christ and make Him known.

Courtney Wilson

Children's Pastor
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Courtney Wilson

Children's Pastor630.485.3305

Outreach

Linda Carr

International Impact Administrative Assistant
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Linda Carr

International Impact Administrative Assistant630.485.3359

Ben Chambers

Community Impact Pastor
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Ben Chambers

Community Impact Pastor630.485.3394

Brenda Gudeman

International Impact Administrative Assistant
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Brenda Gudeman

International Impact Administrative Assistant630.485.3316

Jered RothWIlson

Evangelism Pastor
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Jered RothWIlson

Evangelism Pastor

A Portland, Oregon native and reluctantly recovering hipster, Jered received a masters degree from Western Seminary and planted a church in the City of Roses for the last ten years. Being middle-aged it may seem as though several years are unaccounted for in his narrative, but they were mostly spent being a youth pastor, associate pastor, enjoying being married to his favorite person and raising three beautiful girls. He doesn't get what the big deal is about Portillos, but has acquired a taste for deep dish pizza, loves the church and loves motivating people to live transformed lives in Jesus.

Rachel Westman

Outreach Team Executive Admin & CI Administrative Assistant
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Rachel Westman

Outreach Team Executive Admin & CI Administrative Assistant630.485.3418

Student Ministries

Josh Haight

High School and College Pastor
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Josh Haight

High School and College Pastor630.485.3397

Josh has had the privilege of shepherding middle school and high school students since 2007 and has served on staff at CCC since 2013 in various roles within the student ministry team. When he's not working, Josh and his amazing wife, Mackenzie partner to raise their beautiful children to know and love Jesus forever. In whatever free time is left Josh enjoys drinking coffee, fishing, woodworking, and watching football!

Randy Isola

Next Generation Pastor
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Randy Isola

Next Generation Pastor630.485.3330

Randy believes that to lead or join endeavors impacting young people for Jesus is one of the greatest eternal investments anyone can make. Randy has done that in leadership of church ministries since 1991.

He joined the staff here at Christ Community in 2005. Randy and his wife, Michelle, grew up attending church together in Chicago and were married in 1994. They have five incredible children.

Theresa McDonald

Student Ministries Team Executive Assistant
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Theresa McDonald

Student Ministries Team Executive Assistant630.485.3384

Jen McGraw

Student Ministries Administrative Assistant
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Jen McGraw

Student Ministries Administrative Assistant 630.485.3317

Marcilyn Moment

Middle School Pastor
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Marcilyn Moment

Middle School Pastor630.485.3340

Marcilyn is a Judson University graduate with a degree in ministry. She has been attending Christ Community for the last three years. She has a passion to connect with girls and help them understand who Jesus is. Marcilyn has been serving within youth ministry for the last 6 years. Marcilyn's hobbies include playing tennis, baking, spending time outdoors, and reading.

Nick Sheetz

Student Ministries Programming Pastor
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Nick Sheetz

Student Ministries Programming Pastor630.485.3375

Nick joined the Christ Community Church team in October of 2014 as the Lighting & Scenic Director. After graduating from Lincoln Christian University and marrying Christine, Nick filled a variety of church ministry and production roles including traveling internationally as a professional installer and as the production director for the STORY Conference. In his spare time, he enjoys the outdoors, especially running, and being an extra on television shows filmed locally in Chicago.

Chris Stehm

Student Ministries Worship Pastor
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Chris Stehm

Student Ministries Worship Pastor6304853383

Streamwood

Staff

Becca Cody

Tech Director and Campus Admin
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Becca Cody

Tech Director and Campus Admin630.657.8113

I have been involved with Christ Community Church since 2015 volunteering in multiple ministries. In my free time, I love watching the Lord of the Rings and Marvel movies, enjoying nature and spending time with my husband Connor, and my dog, Alexei.

Jess Martin

Next Gen Pastor
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Jess Martin

Next Gen Pastor6306578113

I began attending Christ Community over a decade ago, as a high school student. It was my experience then that sparked a passion for pouring into the next generation. I consider it a great joy and privilege to walk alongside kids and students as they fall in love with Jesus and grow in their relationship with him. I have an amazing husband and two incredible kids. I love spending my free time outdoors with my family and connecting with friends over a good meal or a cup of coffee!

Amanda Russell

Interim Worship Leader
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Amanda Russell

Interim Worship Leader630.657.8113

I gave my life to Christ at an early age and have been attending Christ Community Church for 20 years. I met my husband, Joe, while serving as the worship leader for Student Ministries in 2017. We now have a daughter and are expecting another blessing in April 2022. I began volunteering on the worship team at the St. Charles campus in 2015, which has led me here to Streamwood. When I'm not at home with my daughter or singing in church, I work part-time as a special needs pediatric RN and eat chicken sandwiches from Chick-fil-A (My #1 craving this pregnancy).

Cory Shumate

Streamwood Campus Pastor
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Cory Shumate

Streamwood Campus Pastor630.657.8129

I am originally from Oregon, but after Jesus grabbed ahold of my life in late high school, I moved out to Chicago to study Bible at North Park University. There I met my lovely wife Cassia, who grew up in a missionary family in Romania and Hungary. Together we have three boys. After college I came on staff at Christ Community Church, first in young adults and singles ministry, and then in 2018 moved to Streamwood to be Campus Pastor at the best campus of our church (not biased at all). I enjoy reading, competition, and puns. If you know of a group that does competitive pun-reading, let me know.