The elders of ACC have been engaged in a months long process of recognizing and affirming potential new elders to join our leadership team. This process has included much prayer, many interviews and both formal / informal conversations and meetings, meetings, meetings!


As we conclude this journey of determining God’s will, I’d like to introduce to you to two men we anticipate officially commissioning as elders in the very near future:



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Family: Chris and his wife Kristen have been married for 9 years and have an almost 3 year old son (Joshua) and a daughter due to arrive in July!


Occupation: Water resources engineer – flood control at Stantec in the Loop.


Church involvement: Attending ACC since 2008, Chris is currently a leader in our high school youth ministry and has previously served in Awana and as coordinator for Guest Services.


Hobbies / fun stuff: Triathlon and marathon running, hanging with the family.


Why he desires to be an elder: “I love the people at ACC. My heart is to serve them. I’m looking forward to serving in a leadership capacity and caring for the congregation in this way.”





Family: Married 30 years to his wife Gail. They have 2 adult children, Greg (28) and Kim (23).


Occupation: Inside salesman at CDW.


Church involvement: Attending ACC since 2012, Ken currently serves as a growth group leader and employs his awesome guitar skills on the Sunday morning worship team.


Hobbies / fun stuff: Writing music and running.


Why he desires to be an elder: “An opportunity to encourage and serve!”



We are excited about what they each will bring to our team and we are thankful to God for his clear leading. Please pray for God’s blessing on Chris and Ken – that he would equip them to be godly servant leaders at ACC.