Student Ministries Director
Starting his own family with his wife Jennifer and son Andrew a little over 5 years ago in rural Wabash County near family and friends has been a wonderful blessing in Chris’s life. He greatly enjoys time with friends and family, along with a deep passion for working with the youth of Wabash County and reaching out to them, just as his Youth Ministers did for him. The Church of God has been instrumental to Chris and his family through the kindness shown to him as a youth and the love he has felt from the people. This relationship has led to the majority of his extended Wabash County family attending church with him. Chris says many of them “might not be here, if not for the love shown to me as a youth”. Chris can often be caught at local sporting events, MCHS Theatre productions and musicals, and just about anything else a Wabash County youth can be involved in.
Jackie has been the Administrative Assistant for the Church of God family since June 1997. She can honestly say that she loves her job and the people here at Community. Jackie has enjoyed the opportunity to work with multiple pastors and youth leaders. She has lived in rural Wabash County on 2 beautiful acres with her husband, Leon, since 1975. She enjoys raising a vegetable garden and has a large blackberry patch. Jackie attends Lick Prairie Christian Church where she helps with the youth. Singing is also a love of hers. She appreciates seeing God’s beautiful creation, especially from the back of a motorcycle. She and Leon have been blessed with the opportunity to raise three children, one being her brother (who lives with his family in Missouri), a daughter who lives in Indiana, and a son hailing from St. Louis, Missouri. Jackie’s grandchildren Guinness Pixley (5), Luca Pixley (2½), Zane and Evey Byron (18 month old twins), are the lights of her life.
Irene has spent her entire life in Wabash County, with the exception of three years living in the Aurora, IL area. She was married to Ralph and has two adult children. After her husband’s passing, she spent more time volunteering, mostly at Community Church and The Wabash County Museum. She considers her job of keeping the facility in tip-top shape her best employment ever and plans to continue as long as God allows.