If you are a middle school, high school or college student looking for a place to connect with your peers, grow in your faith and have a lot of fun at the same time, then you're in the right place. Each of our environments (Genesis for middle school, Mosaic for high school and Crave for college age) is unique and has been created with you in mind. But there are a few things that you'll find in each of our ministries; adult volunteers who love God and young people, relevant Bible teaching, small groups where you can ask honest questions and find real answers - and a lot of fun. To find out more about each unique environment click on links to the left and explore all that is happening here in the Christ Community Student Ministry.
St. Charles - Student Ministries
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.
Eric grew up in the Akron, Ohio, area. Since trusting Jesus as Savior at age 17, Eric has felt called to share the Gospel with young people. Eric studied at the University of Akron for his undergraduate degree, followed by earning a Master of Arts in Religion from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Before coming to Christ Community, he served in full-time student ministry for 10 years.
Eric is married to Adrianne and they have a daughter, Kendall, and a son, Kieran. His hobbies include playing guitar, running, cooking, and agonizing over Cleveland sports teams.
Bobby Jackson has loved serving in Student Ministries at Christ Community since 2011. He has the privilege of helping with middle school, high school, and college student ministry events. He is also responsible for the public school outreach programs. He has had the opportunity to work with thousands of students from local public schools and is excited to see where the program grows next! Bobby and his wife, Elizabeth, live in Elgin with their son, Ezekiel. Many people think Ezekiel is the Hub's official mascot. This rumor is not true-Ezekiel does all his ''work'' on a volunteer basis. The Jackson's happily accept dinner invitations!
Bex grew up in Liverpool, England, before moving across the pond to attend Moody Bible Institute where she received her BA in Biblical Exposition. It was during her time at Moody that she realized her passion for student ministry and her desire to introduce students to Jesus and disciple them as they pursue a relationship with him.
Before coming to Christ Community, Bex lived for three years on the Northshore of Boston where she gained her Masters of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and worked with middle and high school students. Bex enjoys all things British, brunch, kittens, tacos, and coffee, and is excited to be back in the Midwest and serving as the College Pastor of Christ Community Church.
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.
From there, he attended Cedarville College in Ohio where he studied student ministries and adolescent development. He is finishing a masters' degree at Wheaton in 2015.
Pete is married to Jocelyn (whom he met while attending high school ministry at CCC) 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.