Groups at the St. Charles Campus


Married Couples Community Groups are designed to help you strengthen your marriage and develop supportive relationships with other couples. Whether you've been married for months, years or decades, a Couples Community Group can help you and your spouse discover timeless principles from God's Word and apply them to your marriage.

We offer a variety of different Community Groups to help you grow your marriage in an environment of friendship, laughter and support. (Childcare Reimbursement is available to help off-set cost barriers.) Click below to connect with a group or view more information about marriage-related ministry opportunities available through the church.

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St. Charles - Adult Ministries

Dwight Dally

Couples Pastor
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Dwight Dally

Couples Pastor630.485.3356

Dwight grew up in the resort and college town of Bemidji, Minnesota. He graduated from Bemidji State University with a degree in Philosophy. Dwight later got his Masters of Divinity from Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, MN.

He and Rose have been married almost 40 years and have two grown sons. His hobbies include photography and writing, arranging and recording original music.

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.

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.

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.

Lindsey Jodts

Executive Assistant to the Community Groups Pastor
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Lindsey Jodts

Executive Assistant to the Community Groups Pastor630.450.3370

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.

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.