CHAPELSTREET STAFF

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Brian Coffey

Interim Lead Pastor and Pastor of Leadership & Development
bcoffey@chapelstreetchurch.com

Jeff Frazier

Lead Pastor (on Leave of Absence)
jfrazier@chapelstreetchurch.com

Jon Bechtle

Executive Pastor of Community Life
jbechtle@chapelstreetchurch.com

Abe Doncel

Executive Pastor of Ministry Operations
adoncel@chapelstreetchurch.com

Kim Ericson

Executive Pastor of Family Life and Director of Chapelstreet Women
kericson@chapelstreetchurch.com

Jennifer Gomoll

Executive Chief of Staff
jgomoll@chapelstreetchurch.com

Sterling Moore

Executive Pastor of Campus Life and Mill Creek Campus Pastor
smoore@chapelstreetchurch.com

DEPARTMENTAL STAFF

John Hoekenga

Pastor of Care Ministries

Ext: 122

jhoekenga@chapelstreetchurch.com

Deanna Manske

Care Administrative Assistant

Ext: 149

dmanske@chapelstreetchurch.com

Julie Robertson

Coordinator of Care Groups

Ext: 168

jrobertson@chapelstreetchurch.com

Kate Arnold

Stetson Butler

Pastor of Creative Media

Ext: 162

sbutler@chapelstreetchurch.com

Chloe Chennault

Creative Media Coordinator

cchennault@chapelstreetchurch.com

Kenton Kober

Pastor of Creative Communication

Ext: 128

kkober@chapelstreetchurch.com

Marcy Kompare

Director of Communications

Ext: 115

mkompare@chapelstreetchurch.com

Matt Love

Director of Film & Broadcast

Ext: 151

mlove@chapelstreetchurch.com

Kayla Ainsworth

Wendi Nica

Groups Coordinator

Ext: 112

wnica@chapelstreetchurch.com

Joe Scavotto

Pastor of Groups and Associate Pastor, Mill Creek Campus

Ext: 139

jscavotto@chapelstreetchurch.com

J.J. Atayde

Jenny Caterer

Pastoral Residency Coordinator

Ext: 117

jcaterer@chapelstreetchurch.com

Brian Coffey

Interim Lead Pastor and Pastor of Leadership & Development

Ext: 113

bcoffey@chapelstreetchurch.com

Ethan Coke

Pastoral Resident

Ext: 176

ecoke@chapelstreetchurch.com

Blake Glosson

Pastoral Resident

Ext: 173

bglosson@chapelstreetchurch.com

Joanna Annerino

Shepherd’s Heart Coordinator

jannerino@chapelstreetchurch.com

Bruce McEvoy

Pastor of Local & Global Impact

bmcevoy@chapelstreetchurch.com

Jill Pearce

Sheperd’s Heart/Local Impact Coordinator

jpearce@chapelstreetchurch.com

Lisa Smarto

Coordinator of Food Pantry Volunteers

lsmarto@chapelstreetchurch.com

Erin Wise

Director of Shepherd’s Heart

ewise@chapelstreetchurch.com

Alyssa Adams

High School Coordinator

Ext: 144

aadams@chapelstreetchurch.com

Laura Chavez

Kids Coordinator, South St Campus

Ext: 126

lchavez@chapelstreetchurch.com

Becky Chennault

Director of Chapelstreet Kids

Ext: 169

bchennault@chapelstreetchurch.com

Chris Duffey

Director of Masterpiece Ministries & I.T.

Ext: 129

cduffey@chapelstreetchurch.com

Kim Ericson

Executive Pastor of Family Life and Director of Chapelstreet Women

Ext: 134

kericson@chapelstreetchurch.com

Candice Hall

Nursery & Toddler Coordinator

chall@chapelstreetchurch.com

Janet Hoekenga

Administrative Assistant

Ext: 124

janethoekenga@chapelstreetchurch.com

Brenda Jackson

Childcare Coordinator

Ext: 192

bjackson@chapelstreetchurch.com

Kelly Lauffer

Students Admin Assistant

klauffer@chapelstreetchurch.com

Jenn Lindsay

Director of Preschool

Ext: 139

jlindsay@chapelstreetchurch.com

Natalia McDonald

Director of Middle School Ministries

nmcdonald@chapelstreetchurch.com

Jessi Meyer

Kids Administrative Assistant

 

jmeyer@chapelstreetchurch.com

Amanda Miller

Family Life Coordinator, North Aurora Campus

 

amiller@chapelstreetchurch.com

Beth Miller

Student Missions & Events Coordinator

Ext: 203

bmiller@chapelstreetchurch.com

Sarah Rosenthal

Director of Elementary and SUB30

Ext: 176

srosenthal@chapelstreetchurch.com

Joey Soderstrom

Danielle Stombres

Church Management System Specialist, Kids

Ext: 170

dstombres@chapelstreetchurch.com

Libby Tate

Director of Chapelstreet Kids, Mill Creek Campus

Ext: 154

ltate@chapelstreetchurch.com

Tom Ward

Pastor of Chapelstreet Students

Ext: 500

tward@chapelstreetchurch.com

Krissy Wendell

High School Administrative Assistant

Ext: 166

kwendell@chapelstreetchurch.com

Mike Abbs

Director of Safety & Security

Ext: 120

mabbs@chapelstreetchurch.com

Kevin Cederlund

James Chavez

Director of Facilities

Ext: 161

jchavez@chapelstreetchurch.com

Abe Doncel

Executive Pastor of Ministry Operations

Ext: 146

adoncel@chapelstreetchurch.com

Tiffany Douglass

Church Management System Specialist

Ext: 142

tdouglass@chapelstreetchurch.com

Chris Duffey

Director of Masterpiece & IT

Ext: 129

cduffey@chapelstreetchurch.com

Sue Ann Egan

Executive Assistant to the Executive Pastor

Ext: 132

saegan@chapelstreetchurch.com

Heather Espe

Financial Assistant

Ext: 179

hespe@chapelstreetchurch.com

Esther Fry

Human Resource Coordinator

Ext: 178

efry@chapelstreetchurch.com

Jennifer Gomoll

Executive Chief of Staff

Ext: 135

jgomoll@chapelstreetchurch.com

Mark Hyde

Facilities

Ext: 204

mhyde@chapelstreetchurch.com

Martha Johnson

Administrative Assistant for Facilities & Technology

Ext: 181

mjohnson@chapelstreetchurch.com

Sherry Kirby

Executive Assistant to the Lead Pastor

Ext: 147

skirby@chapelstreetchurch.com

Jackie Ragains

Administrative Assistant, Women

Ext: 111

jragains@chapelstreetchurch.com

Tammie Skala

Lead Administrator

Ext: 130

tskala@chapelstreetchurch.com

Carrie VanRossum

Connections Coordinator

Ext: 201

cvanrossum@chapelstreetchurch.com

Brett Davis

Associate Director of Production Technology

Ext: 159

bdavis@chapelstreetchurch.com

Steven Ortiz

Worship Production Assistant

Ext: 206

sortiz@chapelstreetchurch.com

Eric Robertson

Director of Worship Production

Ext: 172

erobertson@chapelstreetchurch.com

Christel Bates

Director of Chapelstreet Moms

Ext: 310

christelbates@chapelstreetchurch.com

Heidi Doncel

Director of Women’s Bible Studies

Ext: 125

hdoncel@chapelstreetchurch.com

Kim Ericson

Executive Pastor of Family Life and Director of Chapelstreet Women

Ext: 134

kericson@chapelstreetchurch.com

Cyndi Gust

Women’s Bible Studies Coordinator

Ext: 185

cgust@chapelstreetchurch.com

Jackie Ragains

Adminstrative Assistant of Women

Ext: 111

jragains@chapelstreetchurch.com

Carley Alcorn

Director of Traditional Worship

calcorn@chapelstreetchurch.com

Luke Dugard

Director of Worship and Campus Connection, North Aurora Campus

 

ldugard@chapelstreetchurch.com

Eric Elftmann

Co-Director of Worship, Mill Creek Campus

Ext: 171

eelftmann@chapelstreetchurch.com

Alli Goble

Co-Director of Worship, Mill Creek Campus

Ext: 165

agoble@chapelstreetchurch.com

Anton Kompare

Pastor of Worship

Ext: 158

akompare@chapelstreetchurch.com

Daniel Lim

Worship Associate, Saturday Night

dlim@chapelstreetchurch.com

Sarah Pavey

CAMPUS STAFF

Anton Kompare

Pastor of Worship

Ext: 158

akompare@chapelstreetchurch.com

Becky Chennault

Director of Chapelstreet Kids

Ext: 169

bchennault@chapelstreetchurch.com

Sterling Moore

Executive Pastor of Campus Life and Mill Creek Campus Pastor

Ext: 163

smoore@chapelstreetchurch.com

Joe Scavotto

Pastor of Groups and Associate Pastor, Mill Creek Campus

Ext: 139

jscavotto@chapelstreetchurch.com

Eric Elftmann

Co-Director of Worship, Mill Creek Campus

Ext: 171

eelftmann@chapelstreetchurch.com

Alli Goble

Co-Director of Worship, Mill Creek Campus

Ext: 165

agoble@chapelstreetchurch.com

Daniel Lim

Worship Associate, Saturday Night

Ext: 139

dlim@chapelstreetchurch.com

Libby Tate

Director of Chapelstreet Kids, Mill Creek Campus

Ext: 154

ltate@chapelstreetchurch.com

Julie Hartsock

Administrative Assistant, Mill Creek Campus

Ext: 142

jhartsock@chapelstreetchurch.com

Jennifer Mamminga

Mill Creek Campus Coordinator

Ext: 202

jmamminga@chapelstreetchurch.com

Andrew Griffiths

Campus Pastor, North Aurora Campus

Ext: 140

agriffiths@chapelstreetchurch.com

Heather Roxworthy

Administrative Assistant, North Aurora Campus

Ext: 900

hroxworthy@chapelstreetchurch.com

Luke Dugard

Director of Worship and Campus Connection, North Aurora Campus

 

ldugard@chapelstreetchurch.com

Amanda Miller

Family Life Coordinator, North Aurora Campus

 

amiller@chapelstreetchurch.com

Brian Coffey

Interim Lead Pastor and Pastor of Leadership & Development

Ext: 113

bcoffey@chapelstreetchurch.com

Carley Alcorn

Director of Traditional Worship

calcorn@chapelstreetchurch.com

Sarah Pavey

Laura Chavez

Kids Coordinator, South St Campus

Ext: 126

lchavez@chapelstreetchurch.com

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL

Brian Coffey

Interim Lead Pastor and Pastor of Leadership & Development
bcoffey@chapelstreetchurch.com

Jeff Frazier

Lead Pastor (on Leave of Absence)
jfrazier@chapelstreetchurch.com

Sean Glore

Executive Council Chairman
sglore@chapelstreetchurch.com

Doug Kight

Executive Council Vice Chairman
dkight@chapelstreetchurch.com

Tracy Barbel

Executive Council Member
tbarbel@chapelstreetchurch.com

Julie Dougherty

Executive Council Member
jdougherty@chapelstreetchurch.com

Jill Drake

Executive Council Member

Dan Glod

Executive Council Member
dglod@chapelstreetchurch.com

Dan Lasse

Executive Council Member
dlasse@chapelstreetchurch.com

Steven Lemon

Executive Council Member
slemon@chapelstreetchurch.com

Carrie Petersen

Exectuve Council Member
cpetersen@chapelstreetchurch.com

Mary Rogers

Executive Council Member
mrogers@chapelstreetchurch.com

Tony Valente

Executive Council Member
tvalente@chapelstreetchurch.com

GLOBAL STAFF

Chapelstreet Church is a church For Where You Are. Sometimes that means we go to where others are. We are fortunate to have nearly 40 individuals, couples, or families serving as an extension of our Chapelstreet Church staff with fantastic ministry partners throughout the nation and world.

Deb Abbs

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

Rick & Sue Borman

One Collective, Ecuador

Brian & Family

Indonesia

Erik & Tammy Burklin

China Partner, China

Scott & Tan Coats

One Collective, South Dakota

Dillon & Aubrey

Movement Workers serving in SE Asia

Anita Deyneka

Mission Eurasia, Russia

Cade Dougherty

Crossword, North Africa

Hussam & Martina Fakhoury

IFES, Jordan

Tim Geoffrion

Faith, Hope, and Love Global Ministries

Dan Griebel

Young Life, Kane County

Peter & Heather Hanson

Converge, Poland

Faith, Hope and Love Global Ministries

Tyler & Jordan Harju

One Collective, Ecuador

Paul & Ana Hill

Converge, Argentina

J. K.

Turkey

Ed & Jan Kotynski

Life in Translation

Leina

Arabian Peninsula

Marcus & Rachel Leman

Wycliffe International Bible Translation

Daniel & Stephanie Lim

Operation Mobilization

Chris & Elizabeth McKinney

CRU CITY, Missouri

Martha Newton

Rafiki, Rwanda

Josh & Julie Parr

Illinois FCA

Jim & Kappy Robinette

Mission Africa with Commission to Every Nation

Bryan & Rachel Smith

Wycliffe, Cameroon

Matt & Sarah Titus

TEAM, Czech Republic

Alys West

New International, Ukraine

Joel & Barbara Wright

Reliant

Deb Abbs

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

By God’s grace, we at InterVarsity long to see students and faculty transformed, campuses renewed and world changers developed. We plant and build witnessing communities of students and faculty who grow in lifelong love for God and learn to serve him in the world.

My area of focus is disability inclusion and Access InterVarsity safe spaces to reach, include and co-labor with the 19% of college undergrads who have a documented disability. I also coach, equip and encourage other InterVarsity campus ministers to do the same.

Isaac & Hannah Baldridge

One Collective, South Dakota

Isaac and Hannah’s vision is to see Kingdom impact in the Lakota community through the lives of children, youth, and their families on the North side of Rapid City. Currently, the Baldridge team is directing a youth program during the weekend alongside community members to provide 8-18 year olds a safe space to go where they will be encouraged to have fun, learn life skills, and develop their relationship with a mentor who, when the opportunity arises, will share the hope of Jesus with them in a way that relates to the struggles that they face in their everyday lives.

Rick & Sue Borman

One Collective, Ecuador

Rick and Sue Borman have served with One Collective since 1998. In 1999, they founded a camp ministry in the mountains of Ecuador called “El Refugio” (The Refuge) and have been involved in that ministry to date.

El Refugio is a training and retreat center that facilitates a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ through nature and outdoor adventure. At El Refugio we have retreats with adventure programing, purposely structured to bring people’s attention to their spiritual need of Jesus Christ and to share with them the gospel of Jesus Christ, or to help them grow in their walk with Christ. We also have discipleship training programs designed to disciple people in their walk and service for our Lord and train them in camp ministry.

Rick and Sue live in Michigan at present and primarily work with: US Short term mission teams; interns and missionary staff recruiting; and fund raising for projects. Rick and Sue travel to Ecuador frequently, supporting the work of El Refugio and leading short term mission teams which are a vital part of the ministry in Ecuador.

Erik & Tammy Burklin

China Partner, China

China Partner exists to serve the church in China through the following strategies:

  • Training current and future church leaders with needed ministry tools.
  • Providing Christian literature to church leaders, churches, and ministry training centers.
  • Linking ministries and individuals outside China with churches in China, by educating about China’s culture, the Chinese church, and encouraging to partner with God’s mission in China.
  • Partnering with churches in China to reach the next generation.

Erik regularly travels to China organizing and teaching at pastoral training seminars, where Chinese pastors learn about evangelism, evangelistic preaching, pastoral care, Biblical leadership, discipleship, marriage & family and how to reach the next generation for Christ.

Erik & Tammy attended Chapelstreet Church in the late eighties serving in various leadership roles. Tammy served in the worship ministry while Erik lead a small group and ministered to the young people in Chapelstreet’s youth ministry.

Scott & Tan Coats

Thailand

Tan(formal name: Aphiwan) and Scott are jointly appointed missionaries of International Ministries and HOPE International Development Agency. From their home in Chiang Rai, Thailand, they support Thai nationals in their own ministries as they seek to impact the lives of the ethnic minority peoples who inhabit the hills of northern Thailand, the Eastern Shan State of Myanmar and neighboring countries. These partner organizations empower communities to organize for social, spiritual, and economic change.

Languages used in ministry: Thai, English and local languages including Burmese, Shan, Akha, Lahu and more.

Dillon & Aubrey

Movement Workers serving in SE Asia

Dillon and Aubrey are working alongside an English teaching ministry in Southeast Asia. Our goal is to make disciples and equip the saints for the work of ministry in their home context.
Please join us in prayer!

Anita Deyneka

Mission Eurasia, Russia

Anita grew up on a farm in Washington. After graduating from Seattle Pacific University, she served as a short term missionary with Overseas Radio and Television in Taiwan.

In the fall of 1967, she met Peter Deyneka, Jr., a missionary visiting her church, and they were married in June of 1968.

During the Communist years, Peter became the president of the Slavic Gospel Association, a mission his father had founded, and Anita served with him, primarily in writing and training, including teaching as an adjunct at Wheaton College Graduate School. The Deynekas traveled extensively during those Iron Curtain years in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. With the collapse of Communism in 1991, they retired from the Slavic Gospel Association and founded a new organization, Russian Ministries, primarily to serve as consultants to many new Western organizations entering the former Soviet Union. During the late 80s and through the 90s, Russian Ministries served more than 400 such ministries in varying degrees.

In December 2000, Peter died after a six-month struggle with lymphoma. In 2002, Anita was asked by the Russian Ministries board to serve as president of Russian Ministries, which she did until 2010. Anita continues to serve in a missionary capacity and as an emeritus board member with Russian Ministries (now known as Mission Eurasia) while also working with the organization, A Family For Every Orphan and The World Without Orphans movement.

Mission Eurasia

A Family for Every Orphan

World Without Orphans

Tim Geoffrion

Faith, Hope, and Love Global Ministries

Faith, Hope, and Love Global Ministries

My wife, Jill, and I co-founded Faith, Hope, and Love Global Ministries (FHGLM). I am the president and teaching minister (and the only full-time employee). More specifically, I teach semester-long courses at the Myanmar Institute of Theology for one semester every year (roughly October to March). In addition, I teach workshops, preach sermons, coach spiritual life, and provide guidance for theological students, pastors, professors, and other Christian leaders in various countries. Since inception, I have served in the Congo, Rwanda, France, Ukraine, Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia, and the United States. In addition, FHLGM extends into Pakistan through our written resources and coaching (one of my books has been translated into Urdu and is being distributed there now). My wife is no longer officially on staff, but still accompanies me and ministers with me on select mission trips during the year.

Faith, Hope, and Love Global Ministries

Dan Griebel

Young Life, Kane County

Faith, Hope, and Love Global Ministries

Young Life is a non-denominational, Christian, non-profit ministry that is committed to introducing adolescents to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith. Young Life staff and leaders are caring adults who strive to build positive relationships with teenagers. Through friendships as well as through club, Campaigners and camp, Young Life leaders get to know teens and gain their trust. Because of these relationships, leaders “earn the right to be heard” and can share the Gospel with their teenage friends.

In Kane County Young Life we believe that every kid has the right to hear about and respond to the message of Jesus. To that end we work with both high school and middle schoolers in Geneva and St. Charles as well as our ministry to incarcerated teens at the Illinois Youth Center in St. Charles. In addition we are starting a brand new ministry to teens with disabilities called Capernaum. Contact Dan Griebel at any time to learn more and to find out how you can get involved!

Peter & Heather Hanson

Converge, Poland

Faith, Hope, and Love Global Ministries

The Hansons have been a part of Chapelstreet Church since Peter was in high school. Peter was an intern with Chapelstreet’s Leadership Institute for two years before coming on staff, where he served for five years as the videographer. Heather also interned with Leadership Institute in Communications.

The Hansons are called to celebrate God’s movement among least-reached peoples and inspire God’s people to engage in ministry in Europe and its surrounding areas.

They are working under Converge International Ministries to serve missionaries in the Europe and the Mediterranean Region through their media skills by creating communications plans and materials and traveling to the ministry locations to help share the local team’s vision and document their progress as God leads them in their ministries among least-reached people groups.

The Hansons work alongside a team of specialized leaders to care for, train, and lead missionaries on the field. In their roles, they capture footage of the region and interview the missionaries, church leaders, and local people for ministry updates, testimonies, and vision videos. These videos are used to help connect the missionaries to their partners and sending churches, and to encourage people to become more involved through giving, prayer, and long-term partnerships.

Tyler & Jordan Harju

One Collective, Ecuador

Tyler grew up attending Chapelstreet Church along with his parents and siblings. Although his sisters both went on short term mission trips to El Refugio in Ecuador, it was not until Tyler was 22 and participating in an outdoor discipleship program (LIFT) that he went himself. After completing the program, Tyler finished his undergraduate studies at Nyack College where he studied international relations and business.

Jordan grew up in upstate New York and after graduating from Furman University where she studied international relations and political science, she also participated in the LIFT program, a year before Tyler. It was the summer of 2017 when Tyler and Jordan were introduced through mutual friends in upstate New York while working at a Christian Conference Center. They served full-time in operations and in the LIFT program for 2.5 years. In the summer of 2019 they married and moved to teach school in Costa Rica.

During the COVID era of 2020, Tyler and Jordan began exploring the idea of moving to Ecuador to work with the discipleship program at El Refugio.

Similarly to LIFT, El Refugio utilizes the outdoors as an essential component in building community. The El Refugio discipleship program challenges the cultural norms, opens the minds of young adults and allows them to consider what path Jesus Christ has set before them.

The Harjus yearn for young adults to taste the richness of community striving towards the same goal, to experience time away from the constant and repetitive pulls of culture, and to fall deeper in love with Jesus Christ.

Paul & Ana Hill

Converge, Argentina

The Hill family ministers in Santiago del Estero, Argentina, where there is extreme poverty and lack of water and food for families. They are praying for a regular meeting place with a roof structure as the homes we meet in are too small, and the meetings and activities need to be held outdoors under the hot sun.

Many families are struggling to find water and to put food on the table. By the grace of God, the Hills were able to find a 700 gallon tank that fit perfectly into the trailer they have and they’ve been able to haul water to 10 different homes.

The Hills have 5 children: Sara (5/27/88), Amy (3/25/91), Paul (10/18/92), Mark (7/19/95) and Laura (5/16/97).

Trevor & Betsy Holloway

Entrusted Word Ministries, Peru

The Holloway family has deep roots with Chapelstreet Church with Betsy growing up in the church from infancy through college. Trevor received his master’s degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and served in pastoral ministry for seven years before taking a staff position at a missionary training school for two years.

They have been serving on the mission field since 2015 where Trevor trains pastors and leaders through the biblical training institute he founded and directs, speaking at conferences, putting on workshops, and a variety of other formats. Aside from working in the home, Betsy is passionate about mentoring and discipling younger women.

The Holloways’ vision for ministry is two-fold: 1) to equip Peruvian pastors, leaders, and missionaries to make disciples and plant churches among the unreached in Peru and 2) to strengthen the Peruvian church by entrusting biblically sound teaching to faithful men who teach others also. They have five children: Ethan, Titus, Nora, Ellie, and Jill.

Ed & Jan Kotynski

Wycliffe, Indonesia

Ed and Jan are linguists working with Wycliffe Bible Translators and have spent many years living on the island of Hope in SE Asia, with the T people. They learned the language of this jungle people, and have helped translate the New Testament into their language. Now based in the US and working via internet/satellite connection, they continue to work with the T people and 3 other language groups to translate the Old Testament into their languages. They are being asked to find ways to help national teams begin translation in the surrounding language groups and have recently begun working with 3 languages on their New Testament. Ed and Jan help teams prepare to have their translated Scripture checked and approved in languages of SE Asia. A deeper understanding of the newly translated Scriptures in these believers’ own languages, has resulted in their own cultural expressions and songs of worship, along with an exciting growth in their life in Christ and one another. Ed and Jan experience a family relationship with many of these SE Asian friends, and also have two children and eight grandchildren of their own.

Daniel & Stephanie Lim

Operation Mobilization

Daniel Lim and family are based in Geneva, Illinois and serve with Inspiro Arts Alliance; a branch of OM that fosters vibrant communities of Christ followers amongst the least reached using the arts. His role as an Artist Mentor is to firstly participate as an artist musician, and secondly resource and guide other artists in the global church to join the mission.

As an artist, he writes and composes music as Daniel and the Sparrows, while also collaborating with global partners in their outreach to the lost (for example, scoring music for an Arabic translation of the play: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, to be used in North Africa to reach out to Muslims). As a mentor, he hosts songwriter and music creator residencies for musicians around the world, while also teaching audio engineering and studio set-up for partnering ministries.

Chris & Elizabeth McKinney

CRU CITY, Missouri

Elizabeth grew up at Chapelstreet Church! She went to college at Miami University of Ohio and became involved with Cru there. As she grew spiritually, God gave her a heart for the lost and worldly young women and a desire to help them come to know and follow Christ.

Chris was born and raised in Kansas and is a 2nd generation Campus Crusade staff person. When he was 10 years old, he and his family moved to Budapest, Hungary, where his parents were the national directors of the Cru ministry. When it was time to attend college, Chris returned to Kansas State University where he studied business and leadership. While at Kansas State, God called him to influence college students, especially fraternity men, for Christ.

Chris received his MDiv from Covenant Seminary and together they have served with Cru for over twenty years. Seventeen of those years were on college campuses such was Miami of Ohio, Macedonia, Butler University and the University of Missouri. They currently serve with Cru City, training churches, ministries and believers to live missionally in their neighborhoods. Together, they wrote Placed for a Purpose: A Simple and Sustainable Vision for Loving Your Next-Door Neighbors with the hopes of bringing the gospel to neighborhoods everywhere through winsome, loving & intentional relationships.

Chris and Elizabeth live in Columbia, Missouri, with their four daughters: Ginger (13), Pearl (11), June (9) and Annabelle (8).

Martha Newton

Rafiki, Rwanda

Martha learned about the Rafiki Foundation while attending BSF. The Lord had already been building in her a desire to work with orphans. After looking into Rafiki and what they do, Martha knew this is the organization she wanted to work with. Rafiki works in ten African countries and Martha serves in Rwanda.

Martha is responsible for the boarding students who live at the school which involves providing clothing, disciplining, arranging for students to receive medical, dental and vision care as needed and so much more. She facilitates the training for the Rafiki mothers as well as their weekly Bible study. Martha also facilitates the RICE (Rafiki Institute of Classical Education) program for the Rafiki mothers who are studying to become classically trained preschool teachers.

Josh & Julie Parr

Navigators, Illinois

Josh and Julie met as student-athletes (baseball and soccer) at the University of Illinois and were married in December of 2012. Throughout their marriage the Lord has challenged them both to walk closer with Him & pursue whatever He lays in front of them in an effort to advance the Kingdom and help equip others to labor as well. First that happened in collegiate and professional sports, then on staff with The Navigators at U of I, and in 2023 they joined staff with Illini Land FCA to continue to labor at their alma mater.

Lord willing, they want to see Illini athletes and coaches come to know Jesus and equip them to labor for the Kingdom on their teams, in the community, and for the rest of their lives wherever God takes them. As former collegiate and professional athletes themselves they know the platform and influence these athletes have and are excited to see what God will do in and through the diverse group of student-athletes and coaches at the U of I.

They are so grateful for this partnership with Chapelstreet Church!

Jim & Kappy Robinette

Mission Africa with Commission to Every Nation

Our mission statement

Mission Africa and Mission East Africa (Uganda) exists as a Gospel ministry to administer God’s word and to encourage, establish and train Africans in ministries of compassion, primarily to the urban poor and in church planting, while proclaiming and living out God’s truth.

Our core values

  • the supremacy and sovereignty of God over all things.
  • the reformation of churches in doctrine and method.
  • God-centered evangelism and discipleship.
  • Christo-centric preaching.
  • the unction of the Spirit on the proclamation of the truth.
  • obedience to Christ’s directive that we show mercy and compassionate care to the poor and needy (Matthew 5:7 “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.”).
  • the training, strengthening and encouraging of African churches for the furtherance of the Gospel.

Our mission statement is accomplished

  • through teaching and preaching of God’s word.
  • through the training, counseling and mentoring of church leaders.
  • through the establishment of and training in ministries of mercy (compassionate outreach).
  • through the encouragement of Africans to establish and maintain biblically sound churches and biblically based compassionate outreaches.

Mission East Africa (Uganda)

Bryan & Rachel Smith

Wycliffe, Cameroon

Bryan and Rachel first served in Tanzania as language surveyors assessing the language situation in different areas of the country through gathering, recording, and analyzing linguistic data. Survey is an essential step in the Bible translation process. Since 2010, Bryan has served in a support role, teaching History, Geography, some Bible and English at Christian International schools, first in Tanzania, and now a new assignment in Cameroon at Rain Forest International School in Yaounde. This ministry serves children of Wycliffe families involved in both translation and various other support roles. Teaching at Rain Forest is an opportunity to have a spiritual and educational impact on the next generation of cross-cultural students. Bryan and Rachel are passionate about integrating Biblical truth into the classroom and seeing students grow in or too Christian faith.

Matt & Sarah Titus

TEAM, Czech Republic

Matthew and Sara Titus work with TEAM in Prague, Czech Republic and do church planting, leadership development, discipleship, and evangelism. They have worked with 3 different church plants and are currently with the Network Prague plant that is downtown Prague. This church is specifically targeting young adults who are working in the city. Please pray that this church would be a light to Prague, which is a very dark spiritual city (less than 1% evangelical Christians). Please pray for Matthew as he preaches and works with the leadership of TEAM missionaries in the Czech Republic, and for both Matthew and Sara as they train up and disciple young believers, and reach out to our neighbors and unreached in Prague.

Izabela, Samuel, Lucie, Evangeline, Theodor, and Victoria are doing great in the Czech language and schools and we are very thankful they have Czech friends. Please pray for God’s protection over them.

Alys West

New International, Ukraine

Alys followed God’s lead to serve in southern Ukraine, full-time in July of 2008. The focus of Alys’ work from the beginning has been to embrace orphans with mental and physical disabilities, helping them to know they are valued and loved, providing a way for them to engage in community and nurturing them in Biblical principles so that they might come to know Jesus Christ as their Savior and have a personal relationship with Him.

The goals expanded as truPROMISE/PROMISE was established in 2014, beginning the stages to establish Christ centered group homes for the forgotten young folks of a society, one that sees little value in them. A team began to form and our efforts in the region of Kherson to help provide social services to orphans with special needs began opening doors to their freedom by allowing these young people to begin to make decisions for themselves. This has enabled them to try something new, something they’ve only dreamed of doing in a Christ-centered atmosphere where they know they are safe and loved. Stephen’s Home is the first group home that is now up and running, despite the chaos of war.

Joel & Barbara Wright

Converge, International Ministries

The Wrights have served in Brazil for over two decades largely through theological education, church planting, leadership development and evangelism.

Currently, four Brazilian churches in the U.S. (Chicago, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Boston, San Diego) are within Converge Worldwide, with other churches nationally in various stages of development and/or affiliation. The Brazilian churches are furthermore engaged in mission projects among difficult access and unreached people groups.

Jeff Frazier

Lead Pastor (on Leave of Absence)

Jeff graduated from Wheaton College and Graduate School where he studied Theology. He began in youth ministry in 1993, and came to Chapelstreet Church in 1999. He began serving as Lead Pastor in 2016. He is married to Erin and has three adult children. Jeff enjoys reading (especially C.S. Lewis), travel, history, the Cubs, the Bears, and good strong coffee.

Areas of focus: Leadership, preaching and vision

Jon Bechtle

Executive Pastor of Community Life

Jon attended Wheaton College where he studied Biblical & Theological Studies and communications. Jon has been in ministry since 1992 and joined the Chapelstreet staff in 2019. He is married to his wife, Laila, and they have 4 daughters and two bulldogs. Jon’s favorite things are spending time with his wife, playing with his dogs, watching college football, and trying new food.

Areas of focus: Connections, Groups, Care Ministry and Local & Global Impact

Abe Doncell

Executive Pastor of Operations

Abe attended Wheaton College studying political science. He spent 25 years working in the Biotech industry in various roles including sales, marketing and operations. He has been a part of the Chapelstreet family since 2007 and joined our staff in 2019. Abe is married to Heidi who is on our Women’s staff. Together they have three children; Luke, Rachel, and Joshua. In his free time, Abe loves golfing and outdoor activities like hiking and fishing.

Areas of Focus: Operations, Finance, Production Technology, Creative, and Men’s Ministry.

Kim Ericson

Executive Pastor of Family Life and Director of Chapelstreet Women

Kim studied at both Wheaton College and Loyola University. In 2006 she joined our Women’s staff as Director of Women’s Outreach. She then transitioned from our staff to become the Director of Advancement and Operations at Naomi’s House. She also spent a portion of her career as Vice President of Clinical and Parenting Services at Uhlich Children’s Home. She is currently an adjunct professor of Ministry to Victims of Sexual Exploitation at Moody Bible Institute. In 2016 she joined our Executive Council until 2022, when she returned to Chapelstreet staff as the Director of Chapelstreet Women, a role she additionally holds. She is married to John and they have three sons. In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling, and cooking. Kim’s passion is for people to fall in love with the Word of God.

Areas of focus: Women, Next Gen, Sub30 and Masterpiece Ministry

Jennifer Gomoll

Executive Chief of Staff

Jennifer joined the Chapelstreet team in 2013. She is a graduate of University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and DePaul University College of Law. Her previous work experience includes private practice in the Fox Valley area with a focus on litigation, corporate law, and real estate transactions. She is married to her high school sweetheart, John, and they have two adult children, Trevor and Colton. In her free time, Jen loves to enjoy the beauty of nature and spending time with family, friends, and their two golden retrievers.

Areas of focus: Human Resources and Administration

Sterling Moore

Executive Pastor of Campus Life and Mill Creek Campus Pastor

Sterling Moore graduated from Moody Bible Institute and began his ministry career shortly thereafter. He joined the Chapelstreet Church staff in 2007 as Pastor of Student Ministries. He served as Preaching and Venue Pastor of our Worship Café until leading the opening of our Mill Creek Campus. He is married to Sherry, and they have three girls: Emma, Lainey, and Naomi. In his free time, Sterling enjoys woodworking and cheering on the Ohio Buckeyes.

Areas of Focus: Campus health and guidance, and Mill Creek Campus Pastor

Brian Coffey

Interim Lead Pastor

Brian Coffey has served at Chapelstreet for 37 years: first as Youth Pastor, then as Senior Pastor, and most recently as Pastor of Leadership & Development as well as the Campus Pastor at our South Street Campus. Pastor Brian and his wife, Lorene, have been married for 38 years and are the parents of four adult sons and grandparents to two granddaughters and one grandson. Brian is the author of four books, helped write two study Bibles, and enjoys mentoring the next generation of Christian leaders in the church. Brian also enjoys travel, reading, all the major sports, and avoids eating tomatoes and Brussels sprouts.

Areas of focus: Preaching, Leadership, Pastoral Care