All not-for-profit corporations are required to have a board of directors to oversee its financial affairs. Our bylaws require that members of the Board be faithful, baptized disciples who serve as deacons or elders (or are biblically qualified to serve in this way). They must have the desire and God-given gifts necessary to serve, and each must characterize a personal commitment to the values of our church. These directors have responded to the teachings of the Bible, have been baptized into Christ, participate in the body of Christ (church), are connected with other members in significant relationships, support the church as they are financially able and are recognized as members by the elders and evangelists of the Chicago Church of Christ.
The elders and evangelists of the church are extremely grateful for the service the board provides.
The following men have served on our Board of Directors since May 2013.
Gary has been a faithful member of the Southland Ministry Center since 1988 when he moved to Chicago with his family to become a disciple and be a part of the Chicago Church of Christ. He and his wife, Karen, have been married since 1970, have led several small groups in the church and have led in Kingdom Kids ministry since 1998. His children, Liz, Gary and Christina are all faithful disciples who have married faithful disciples and are raising his four grandchildren in the Chicago area. Gary is currently a Deacon and has worked in sales & management at Kar Products for 25 years.
Jim serves as an Elder in the Central Ministry Center. He and his wife, Virginia, have been members of the Chicago Church since 1986. They have two married sons. Jeremy and his wife Mwende are in the Chicago Ministry Center and have two daughters. Nick and his wife Christine are disciples in the West Suburban Ministry Center.
Luis has been a servant in many ways since becoming a Christian in 1992. He has been married to his wife, Jane, for nine years. They have four children: Tatiana, Emilio, Luis and Isabel. Luis is a member of the Chicago Ministry Center and is now serving as lead architect for the City Colleges of Chicago.
Doug was baptized in 1993 at the age of 14. He has a masters degree in accounting from the University of Illinois. He has worked at the McDonald's Corporation in the Treasury Department for the past eight years. Currently he and his wife Shayne are part of the Central Ministry Center and lead a house church in the Elmhurst area. Doug and Shayne have two children, Jake and Sam.
Mike and his wife, Daphne, have been Christians for nearly 30 years. They, along with their children Nick and Brittany, epitomize faithfulness, humility, servitude and love. They have served the North Suburban Ministry Center for many years and currently live in Palatine. Mike was appointed an Elder in 2008. He works as a sales rep for the Frito-Lay company.
William was baptized as a disciple in 1986 while a junior at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. He currently worships with the Metro Ministry Center with his loving wife, Kelda, and their daughters Faith and Joy. William works as a civilian for the Chicago Police Department.
Steve Van Zale
Steve has served the church as a deacon for the past 12 years. He and his wife, Julie, are longtime members of the ministry in downtown Chicago. They previously served as coordinators for children's ministry and currently lead the pre-teen ministry in the Chicago Ministry Center. They have two children: Phillip and Emma.
John is a long-time member of the North Suburban Ministry Center. He was baptized in 1989 and, along with his wife Kamla, serve as house church leaders. He has an engineering degree from Cornell University and an MBA from Kellogg (Northwestern) Business School. He currently works at Motorola as a project manager. The Wongs live in Glenview with their three children.