staff & elders
Who We Are
Kyle became the Senior Pastor at CCCH in January 2020! Before that, he spent over ten years in student ministry, including the last two and a half years as the Student Pastor at CCCH. He graduated from Moody Bible Institute with a B.A. in Biblical Studies and from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary with a M.Div. in Pastoral Ministries. Kyle loves helping people start and grow in their relationship with Jesus. Living in the suburbs of Chicago his entire life, Kyle is a Chicago sports fan except for his New York Yankees! He has been married to his high school sweetheart, Maria, since 2011 and they love raising their two amazing kids, Nora and Max.
Dan came to CCCH as the Family Pastor, with 25+ years of youth and family ministry experience. He has served in churches in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Louisiana, and Washington DC. He has a BA in Biblical Studies and Counseling Psychology from Clark Summit University and a Masters degree n Education from Mt. Vernon Nazarene University. He is a ministry speaker, author and resource creator. Dan is passionate about encouraging, equipping, and empowering families in walking the journey of faith together. He loves the outdoors, long boarding and exploring new places with Melissa his wife and Jenna and Kaleb their two children.
Brett and his family arrived at CCCH in 2018. His role at CCCH he oversees the staff, church operations and the budget. His undergraduate degree is in finance from San Diego State University, and his seminary degree is in theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. His pursuit is to become an excellent communicator and a fantastic leader. His passion is to see local churches and individuals living out their Christian faith in an authentic fashion, and to look for creative methods of reaching people with the life-altering message that Jesus offers. Having grown up in San Diego, he is a suffering fan of the San Diego Padres, enjoys fish tacos and In-N- Out Burgers. He and his wife Sarah are blessed with a son and daughter.
Pastor of Pastoral Care
Amado was born in Mexico and came to the U.S. as a child (ask him about how he became a U.S. citizen!). He attended Moody Bible Institute, and has worked with abandoned children and as a pastor. His role at CCCH will be to provide leadership to our growing pastoral care deacon team and its related ministries including post-worship-service-prayer, Feed the Need meals ministry, hospital visitation, and funeral service planning. Amado is married to Joy, and they have one daughter.
Brian was the Interim Worship Pastor at CCCH since March of 2019 and officially came on staff as the Worship Pastor in August of 2020! He has loved serving with the worship team and getting to know the people of CCCH. He was raised in Texas and is a graduate of Hardin-Simmons University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has ministered in the local church for over thirty years with experience in both youth and worship ministry. In addition to his work at CCCH, Brian is the Dean of Chapel and Spiritual Formation at Wheaton Academy. Brian and his wife Amy have three boys and a wonderful daughter-in-law. Jansen and Jenna, Carson, and Tyson.
Director of Life Groups
Ann has been in her role as Director of Life Group since May 2019. Prior to this position, she was the Outreach Influence Leader for CCCH. Before becoming a staff member, Ann served in many different ministries here at CCCH. She has a huge heart for helping people grow closer with one another as they grow closer to Christ and in her role as Director of Life Groups, she hopes to help people do just that. Ann graduated from Hanover College with a B.A. in Elementary Education. She and her husband, David, have three elementary-aged children and feel blessed to be raising them here in the western suburbs of Chicago.
Creative Arts Director
Jeremiah Higgins came to CCCH in October 2020. After spending 10 years focusing on creative and worship ministries, he joined our staff to help people find new life in Jesus Christ through supporting the current Technical Arts and Design teams. He and his wife, Katie, have two daughters, Vivian (16) and Eila (18 months), and a rambunctious dog named Miles. You can often find Jeremiah behind a camera or deep in a Photoshop file. He loves pour-over coffee, playing and writing music, and seeing people grow in what God has called them to be.
Todd has been a member of CCCH since 1982. He has served in a number of roles including leading Mission, teaching an adult class and as a deacon. He is returning to the Elder board in 2019 after serving in that role for about 10 years from 2007-2017. Todd is a CPA and financial advisor. Lynn and Todd have been married for 30 years and they have three adult children.
Andrew Wolf has attended CCCH since 2006 and has been involved with missions, worship, and life groups. Andrew is employed as the Christmas Buyer for Ace Hardware Corporation in Oak Brook. He and his wife, Nicole, have been married since 2011 and have a son Henry and daughter Caroline.
Ken has been a member of CCCH since 2010, and has served as an elder since 2012. Ken has been involved with BLAST, the Home Life Ministry, and Men's Ministry. Ken is employed by Sensormatic Solutions as an Install Coordinator. He has been married to his wife, Tammy, for over 25 years and has three children.
Fred has been attending CCCH since 2001, and has served as an Elder since 2007. Fred is a dentist at his practice in Downers Grove. He has been involved with Vacation Bible School, GriefShare, Student Ministry and Discipleship Ministry. He is married to Kim and has one son.
Ken and his wife Sue started attending CCCH over 30 years ago. Ken has been involved in several ministries over the years and most recently served as a Pastoral Care Deacon. Ken is currently involved with the Sunday Youth Bible study, Men’s Ministry and hosts a Life Group along with his wife. Ken has 3 children and 2 grandchildren and works at Byline Bank as an Operations Officer.
Steve has been a member of CCCH since 1988. He has served in many ministries including Youth, Worship, Greeters and as a deacon. He and his wife, Darla, have been married for over 36 years and have three daughters who all grew up and were married at CCCH. Steve is also the proud grandpa of two grandchildren.
Peter has been at CCCH since 2015. He is a local business owner in Downers Grove and serves at CCCH in the student ministry and as a security/safety officer for Sunday mornings. Tanya and Peter are actively involved in a Life Group and Tanya serves as a Mentor Mom for MOPS. They have been married for 25 years and have three boys: David, Paul and James.