St. Charles


When & Where

Saturday Service: 5pm
Sunday Services: 9 & 11am
Address: 37W100 Bolcum Road, Saint Charles, IL 60175
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9am-5pm
630.485.3300

What To Expect

Christ Community Church began in St. Charles in 1984 and the campus on Bolcum & Randall was established in the early 1990s.

Our St. Charles services are held Saturday night at 5pm and Sunday morning at 9 & 11am. Our KidsWorld Ministry is available during our weekend services; parents can drop off their children for fun, Bible based teaching designed specially for them. Students can check out The Hub, where they can play games and engage with other students before and after the message, as well as learn more about how to get involved in our Student Ministry during the week.

Join us for a cup of coffee and a chat in our Atrium before service, and then head into our auditorium for an 80 minute service consisting of contemporary worship and Bible based teaching by our Senior Pastor Jim Nicodem, Teaching Pastor Clayton Keenon, or a guest teacher, where they teach live every weekend.

We hope you'll join us this weekend for one of our services. We can't wait to meet you!

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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."

Steve Boyd

Executive Pastor of Operations
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Steve Boyd

Executive Pastor of Operations630.485.3395

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.

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.

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.

Dave Cooper

Sports & International Impact Admin Support
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Dave Cooper

Sports & International Impact Admin Support630.485.3359

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. . .

Lorie Dewey

Women's Pastor
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Lorie Dewey

Women's Pastor630.485.3360

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.

Joy Donald

Events Specialist
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Joy Donald

Events Specialist630.485.3355

Joy grew up in Flint, Michigan, spending summers near Traverse City and Mackinac Island, before moving to this area to attend Judson College, where she met her husband, Jay. Joy and Jay began attending Christ Community Church in 2000. Joy joined the staff in 2005 as the Administrative Assistant for Outreach and Marriage, before transitioning to the Front Office and then onto the Events Team.

Joy enjoys spending time with her husband of 40 years, their two adult sons and daughters-in-law, and her delightful little grandchildren. She also enjoys meeting new people, helping others discover their passion while connecting and encouraging them to serve, and spending time with friends. Each day is a blessing!

 

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.

Dan Dzikowicz

Community Groups Pastor
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Dan Dzikowicz

Community Groups Pastor630.485.3365

Dan was born and raised in southwestern Connecticut and is a graduate of Lehigh University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and Fuller Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity. Before coming to Christ Community Dan was a pastor in Andover, Massachusetts for 7+ years.

Dan and Mandy live in Sugar Grove and have 4 children.

Steve Elsik

Operations Manager
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Steve Elsik

Operations Manager630.485.3326

I'm a native Texan who moved to Illinois in August of 1995 with my wife Carolyn and our two daughters, Briana and Caitlin. Carolyn is originally from Illinois. We have been attending CCC since 2000. I started my career here August 1, 2011. My past career was in the Food and Beverage Industry working for McDonald's, the Sheraton Hotel, Olive Garden, Boston Market, and Panera Bread.

My interests are: being a handy man and helping others, working on cars and small gas motors, gardening, and giving away fresh produce. I also enjoy hunting deer with a bow and arrow. (Do you have any land I could hunt on?) I started my own fudge business called "Steve E's Fudge Shoppe" making hand-crafted gourmet fudge infused with various forms of liqueurs. I'm also a firm believer in the saying, "one man's junk is another man's treasure." (I recycle, refurbish, or piece-meal items that still can be made of use.)

Bryan Ferguson

Safety and Security Manager
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Bryan Ferguson

Safety and Security Manager630.485.3343

Bryan was born and raised in Southern Illinois. He is married to his beautiful wife, Angie, and they have a blended family of 3 boys and a little princess. Bryan served as an Officer in the Illinois Army National Guard and has been in Law Enforcement since 1995. Bryan's full time job is a police officer in a nearby Village. In his free time he enjoys hiking and camping with his family as well as visiting his relatives who are spread out over the Midwest.

Dawn Ferrara

Executive Assistant to the Senior Pastor
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Dawn Ferrara

Executive Assistant to the Senior Pastor630.485.3373

Peter Flaherty

Graphic Designer
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Peter Flaherty

Graphic Designer630.485.3389

Peter grew up in a Michigan suburb near Detroit, and has been involved in the church, in one way or another, as long as he can remember. Growing up as a pastor's kid, church was like a second home. After graduating from Evangel University (in Springfield, MO) with a degree in Graphic Design, Peter went back to Michigan and began to build his own freelance business, FLARE Graphic Design. He later moved to Illinois to work at a church as the worship director assistant/graphic designer. While there, he met his now wife Heather, and got married in July of 2012. In September 2012 they received a direct call from God to move on from their church, and in December 2012 Peter accepted the Graphic Design Specialist position at Christ Community.

Leah Gallaher

Student Ministries Assistant & Kyoo Coordinator
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Leah Gallaher

Student Ministries Assistant & Kyoo Coordinator630.485.3347

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.

Josh Garner

Media Specialist
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Josh Garner

Media Specialist630.485.3380

Being a pastor's kid, Josh grew up in and around the church. He earned his degree in Digital Art and Design from Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida, and after graduating, moved home to Saginaw, Michigan to work at The Dow Chemical Company. A little more than a year later, Josh realized that the corporate world wasn't where his heart was and he decided to pursue his passion for serving the local church, joining Christ Community's staff in 2011.

When he isn't cheering on his University of Michigan football team, Josh enjoys playing the bass guitar, working on new projects, and discovering the wonderful things this world has to offer.

Jack Goldthwaite

Men's & 60s+ Pastor
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Jack Goldthwaite

Men's & 60s+ Pastor630.485.3338

Jack is originally from upstate New York, and is a graduate of Brown University where he received his degree in Economics. Before joining the Christ Community Church staff, Jack spent 31 years in the consumer products industry in various sales and marketing managerial positions.

Jack and Susie have been married for over 30 years and have five wonderful children.

Susan Haak

Accounts Payable & Payroll Accountant
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Susan Haak

Accounts Payable & Payroll Accountant630.485.3367

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.

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.

 

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. 

Michael Hight

Building Services Specialist
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Michael Hight

Building Services Specialist630.485.3326

Mike Hurn

Outreach Associate & Sports Pastor
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Mike Hurn

Outreach Associate & Sports Pastor630.485.3366

Mike received his Bachelor of Science in Education from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. Mike completed graduate work at the University of Northern Iowa and Drake University, and earned a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies from Moody Theological Seminary.

He grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Mike is married to Linda and has 4 grown children... along with 5 grandchildren.

Mike enjoys basketball, baseball, football, hunting, fishing, kayaking, bike riding, and being alone in the woods.

Randy Isola

Children's Pastor
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Randy Isola

Children's 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.

Bobby Jackson

High School & Outreach Pastor
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Bobby Jackson

High School & Outreach Pastor630.485.3341

Bobby Jackson is the student ministry's "utility infielder." He loves Jesus' promise to give believers "life, and have it abundantly." Six years ago, he launched the Hub outreach program; three years ago he helped launch a Care Night program for students struggling with pain and addiction. He loves to both mentor and be mentored.  He is one of the pastors over the high school ministry (along with Bex Rowland) while simultaneously overseeing the Hub ministry. Bobby and his wife, Elizabeth, have a fun bunch of kids and live in Elgin.

Bobby is a former combat medic in the Army, Moody Bible Institute Graduate, and a student completing his AM at the University of Chicago in Social Service Administration. Bobby is hoping to learn more effective ways to reach young people who are hurting and marginalized. Bobby keeps his family on their toes with each new adventure that a life in ministry brings, so they are actively accepting offers for dinner or free babysitting.

 

Jym Kay

Evangelism Pastor
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Jym Kay

Evangelism Pastor630.485.3353

Jym Kay grew up in the city of Chicago. Coming to faith at 15, he has been involved in ministry for most of his life. Jym is our missionary on staff living and serving God for 14 years in Asia. Jym has a passion for the lost and a pastors' heart. Right before coming to Christ Community, he planted a multi-ethnic church in the Caribbean community of North Lauderdale Florida. He has been married for 25 years and has a teenage son.

Clayton Keenon

Teaching & Creative Arts Pastor
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Clayton Keenon

Teaching & Creative Arts 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 attended Wheaton College for undergrad, and then returned a few years later to get his M.A. in Biblical Exegesis and another M.A. in Historical and Systematic Theology. Before coming to Christ Community, he worked in the Chaplain's Office at Wheaton College for five years, running the small group ministry and chapel services for the grad school. 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, superheroes, spicy salsa, and strategy games. 

Derrick Larson

Building Services Specialist
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Derrick Larson

Building Services Specialist630.485.3326

Eric Liechty

NEXT Campaign Project Leader
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Eric Liechty

NEXT Campaign Project Leader630.485.3369

Eric loves to help people meet, know and serve Jesus. After graduating from Moody Bible Institute and Wheaton College, he has been serving in ministry as a: youth pastor; denominational youth leader; church leadership trainer and writer; and campus pastor.

Eric is married for over thirty years to his middle-school sweetheart, Denise. They both love trips to the city, sports and long walks together. They have two adult children.

Eric is humbled and thrilled to be serving Jesus at Christ Community Church with the wonderful staff and volunteer teams.

Nicole Lucas

Creative Arts Project Manager
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Nicole Lucas

Creative Arts Project Manager630.485.3364

Nicole began serving in Creative Arts Ministry-producing weekend services and special events and came on staff in 2014. She is passionate about finding ways to communicate God's Word creatively.

Nicole has a degree in Biblical Studies and is currently studying at Moody Bible Institute for a degree in Ministry Leadership.

Beccy Metzger

Early Childhood Assistant
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Beccy Metzger

Early Childhood Assistant630.485.3319

Tanya Miller

Men's / 60s+ & Couples Administrative Assistant
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Tanya Miller

Men's / 60s+ & Couples Administrative Assistant630.485.3390

A northern Illinois native and former atheist, Tanya spent several years in Maine and Dallas before returning to Illinois in 2010 as a seeker. There, she attended a Baptism service at Christ Community Church. Over the next year, she experienced Christ's love through Community Groups and wonderful friends who discipled her. In February of 2011, Tanya accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at a WOW Weekend service and God has been moving hugely in her life ever since. Tanya holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Maine at Farmington and a Certification in Residential Interior Décor from the Illinois Institute of Art. She adores cattle dogs with eye patches, sharing God's love through photography and blogging, and throwing fabulous tea parties.

Mike Montanari

Technical Director
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Mike Montanari

Technical Director630.485.3315

Ann Morris

Community Impact Administrative Support
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Ann Morris

Community Impact Administrative Support630.485.3387

Ann grew up in Southern California, has lived in Washington and Arizona. She and her husband, Rob have been settled in St. Charles for the past 20 years. She has two adult sons that live out west. Ann has been on a number of mission trips to Bangladesh and, with Rob, to Nicaragua. They love to be a part of what God is doing around the world.

 

Lucas Mroz

Video Production Specialist
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Lucas Mroz

Video Production Specialist630.485.3388

Jeannine Mueller

Office Assistant & Women's Ministry Administrative Assistant
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Jeannine Mueller

Office Assistant & Women's Ministry 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 scrap booking, playing volleyball with her family, biking and cheering her son on in baseball.

Rachel Natale

Communications Project Management Specialist
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Rachel Natale

Communications Project Management Specialist 630.485.3385

Natalie Olsen

Children's Executive Assistant
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Natalie Olsen

Children's Executive Assistant630.485.3392

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.

Kristin Peska

Connections Pastor
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Kristin Peska

Connections Pastor630.485.3310

Kristin and her husband, Dan, are native Midwesterners. She's recruited and organized people since she was a kid, so connecting people to Jesus and one another through serving and membership is a natural fit.

She enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, world music, and cake with lots of frosting.

Sara Pomeroy

Care Ministries Coordinator
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Sara Pomeroy

Care Ministries Coordinator630.485.3346

Daniel Quick

Audio & Systems Director
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Daniel Quick

Audio & Systems Director630.485.3304

Daniel is married to Amy, the love of his life and ever his friend. They met at Pizza Hut while Daniel was completing his B.A. at the Moody Bible Institute here in Chicago. He enjoys fixing both mechanical and electronic gadgets, playing games, and spending time with his wife playing with their two dogs.

Ben Radliff

Worship Pastor
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Ben Radliff

Worship Pastor630.485.3323

Jill Roberts

Early Childhood Pastor
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Jill Roberts

Early Childhood Pastor630.485.3372

Jill has served in Children’s Ministry for the past 15 years, both here at Christ Community Church and as a Children’s Leader at Bible Study Fellowship. She is passionate about introducing young children to the truth of the Bible and Jesus!

Jill is married to her best friend Jeff, has a daughter serving in the US Navy and a son who is now with Jesus in Paradise! A couple of their favorite things are travelling together and playing any kind of board game or card game…Euchre anyone?

Rick Roberts

Community Impact Associate Director
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Rick Roberts

Community Impact Associate Director630.485.3394

Rick and his family have been attending Christ Community Church since 2003. His heart is to teach people how to love their communities and share the love of Jesus Christ in the community. He holds a Masters in theology from Wheaton College.

Rick is married to Tanya and they have a son and daughter. In his free time, he loves doing anything with his family and he has a sickness, a love for running.

Nick Sheetz

Lighting and Scenic Director
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Nick Sheetz

Lighting and Scenic Director630.485.3325

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 Shumate

20s' & Singles' Pastor
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Cory Shumate

20s' & Singles' Pastor630.485.3354

Cory was born and raised in Salem, Oregon. He attended college at North Park University in Chicago, where he received a BA in Biblical Studies and Communication, and holds a Masters of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Cory enjoys good chats over good coffee, reading, and going on dates with his wife Cassia.

Larry Stratton

Outreach Pastor
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Larry Stratton

Outreach 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.

 

Pete Sutton

Student Ministries Pastor
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Pete Sutton

Student Ministries Pastor630.485.3327

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.

In 2007, Pete joined our staff as the Middle School Pastor and God used his gifts: his love of young people and his passion for helping others fall in love with them to build a fruitful middle school ministry. Today, Pete serves as our Student Ministry Lead Pastor where he is able to equip the team, teach in a variety of environments, resource volunteers and parents, and help students become full participants in the life of our church.

Pete is married to Jocelyn (whom he met while attending high school ministry at Christ Community) 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.

 

Denise Tricoci

Operations Coordinator
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Denise Tricoci

Operations 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.

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.

 

Kim Ward

KidsZone & Nursery Coordinator
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Kim Ward

KidsZone & Nursery Coordinator630.485.3386

If your child spits up, drools, is cutting teeth, or cries when you leave them, there is a good chance that you know Kim. She is passionate about young children and their parents, as well as being mom to two grown children of her own.

Kim graduated from Baylor University with a business degree and is proud to be a native, but displaced, Texan. Kim joined the staff in 2005.

Courtney Wilson

Elementary Pastor
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Courtney Wilson

Elementary Pastor630.485.3305

Elias Zavala

Middle School & Creative Arts Pastor
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Elias Zavala

Middle School & Creative Arts Pastor630.485.3375