Christ Community Church is one church with five campuses in the Chicago suburbs. We strive to be a great place for you to meet new friends, be cared for, serve in the community, study the Bible, and discover God's plan for your life.
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WHAT TO EXPECT
Attending In-Person? Each weekend when you walk through our doors you can expect to be welcomed by staff and volunteers who are excited you are there. We work hard to make Christ Community Church a church home for those who are looking for one. If it's been a long time since you've been to a church, we are confident that you won't regret giving us a shot. People in our church come from all walks of life and backgrounds. Feel free to dress casually.
Our Sunday service, designed for anyone 6th grade and up, is centered around contemporary worship songs and Bible-based, applicable teaching. Each weekend service lasts about 80 minutes. You can learn about our current teaching series and find resources here.
During weekend services, kids infant-5th Grade have an age-appropriate service of their own where they can learn about God in a way they'll understand and in an environment they'll love. Students in 6th grade and up attend service with their families.
While in the building, masks are required at all times for everyone age 2 and older. Masks will be available at the entrance for those who do not have them. Registration for in-person weekend services opens every Monday at 10am.
Doors will be unlocked 20 minutes before the service (4:50pm & 8:50am) and guests will be encouraged to go directly to their seats.
No outside food or drink will be allowed into the building. Cup o’ Joy is closed indefinitely, and water fountains are unavailable. Small bottles of water are available for free after services.
Offering will not be collected during the service, but cash and checks can be put in the drop box by the office or people can give online.
Singing is allowed, so each family group will be separated by 10 feet. To ensure social distancing, seating is no longer available in the lobby or Cup 'o Joy. The sermon will only be broadcast in the Auditorium.
Communion takes place the first full weekend of every month. Communion elements are individually packaged, sealed, and are all gluten-free.
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."
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.
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.
Lorie is originally from Southern California, but spent many years in Boston and really considers herself to be an east coast girl. She has a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology with a focus on women's issues from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. She oversees our Women's Ministry.
In her spare time...well, she has no spare time. Time away from ministry is spent enjoying her husband and three boys.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A native Californian, Natalie ventured to Illinois way back when for graduate school...and stayed! After many years in magazine publishing and marketing, Natalie followed God’s leading into ministry, where she led volunteer teams and communications at a previous church. Natalie, her, husband, Mike, and their three kids starting attending Christ Community in 2003, where she volunteered in KidsWorld 10 years. Natalie joined the KidsWorld staff in 2013 leading the Saturday Operations team; she now oversees the operations team and provides admin support to the KW team. She enjoys scrapbooking, turning Pintrest pins into reality, and making sugar cookies with her girls.
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.
Cory grew up in Salem, Oregon, and came to Christ at 17 after identifying as an atheist for most of his teen years. In 2008, he moved to Chicago to study at North Park University, where he met his wife Cassia. While in his master's program at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Cory joined staff at Christ Community Church in 2012. He and Cassia live in Streamwood with their two boys.
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.
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.