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 Mike Calacci, Lead Pastor

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Pastor Mike was born and raised in Rockford, Illinois. He grew up sporadically attending a Lutheran Church, but pursuing success and status as the key to happiness. In his  early twenties, while working in downtown Chicago in real estate development, he saw the futility of his pursuits in gaining happiness. He heard the message of Jesus and put his faith in him in February of 1989.

Shortly after his conversion, Mike felt called to ministry and joined the staff of a church while attending Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He received his Masters Degree in Religious Education in 1994. He later returned to Trinity and has completed his coursework for a Ph.D. in educational studies.

Mike has continued in local church ministry since 1989 with most of those years spent serving churches in the Chicago land area. He began serving CrossView in January of 2017. He loves to see people and ministry thrive through creating and implementing pathways toward Christ.

Mike married his wife Tina in 1992 and they have been blessed with 4 sons.

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CVC Young Married Families Directors

 Pastor James Wychers and Cozette

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James Wychers was born and raised in Grand Rapids, MI. He was part of a church-going family and he attended a local Christian school where he learned the Bible andtheology from a young age.

Through the work of the Holy Spirit and the prayers of his mother, he received Jesus Christ as Savior in his early teens, yet he struggled to walk a life of faith until he moved away from home at the age of 21.

It was then that he began to be personally discipled and grow in his walk with Jesus. James sensed the call to ministry when he was working in the business world in 1994 and began seminary at that time. That call was confirmed in many ways over the next few years. He graduated from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 1999 and began full-time vocational pastoral ministry in 2001.

He has served churches in Nebraska and Illinois and looks forward to God’s call back into full-time ministry.

James is happily married to Cozette and together they have six wonderful kids along

with one son-in-law.

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CVC Youth Directors

 Steve and Eileen Clark

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Steve joined the staff at CrossView in January 2012 as part-time Youth Director. He has extensive experience in working with youth at several churches in northern Illinois. His wife, Eileen, has been a key part of Steve's ministry.

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CVC Elders

The elders of CVC are committed to the truth and authority of the gospel, the teachings of Jesus Christ, and to the spiritual growth of individuals and families here at CVC. These men serve as spiritual leaders and prayer warriors. Feel free to contact them with any questions or a word of encouragement.

Todd Brandes

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Dave Culbertson, Elder Chairman

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Kyle Fielder

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Candidates: please contact Kyle about the senior pastor position.

Dan Mikal, Sr.

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Wes Mrowka

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