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 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.
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. . .
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ann grew up in Southern California and now lives in St. Charles with her husband and son. She also has an adult son who is a graphic artist in Chicago.
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 membership, serving, and our zones strategy is a natural fit.
She enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, world music, and cake with lots of frosting.
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.
Larry and his wife Carol have attended Christ Community since 1987 and have two adult children. Larry is a graduate of Taylor University and spent 26 years working with the ServiceMaster Company in the health care field. In 2003 he came on staff at Christ Community.
Larry counts it an honor to come to work every day and a privilege to help people connect with their passions of serving and helping others.
Tammi is wife to Kerry and mother to three young adults. You can often find her sitting in the bleachers cheering on one of her children’s softball, basketball, or football teams when she isn’t running plays as the Executive Assistant for Larry Stratton and the Community Impact/Outreach team.