Our church is made up of people from different backgrounds and all ages. One thing remains constant, however; the stories of lives changed through the power of Jesus Christ. We believe our church is best when our people are involved in worshiping, growing, and serving.

About Us

Meet our Staff

Dave joined the staff of ACC in November of 2005. His primary responsibilities include teaching on Sunday mornings, providing leadership for the elders and staff, and championing the vision and values of ACC. He is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute, Trinity International University, and Moody Graduate School. Before coming to ACC Dave was involved in youth ministry for 24 years.

He is the proud husband of Karen and father to four adult children: Becky (Matt), Emily, Lacey (Daryn), and Micah (Angelika). Dave enjoys hanging out with his dog, Roger, playing Scrabble, cheering for the Chicago Cubs, Bears, and Blackhawks, and spending time with his family - especially his grandkids! His long term project is section hiking the Appalachian Trail - only about 1,800 miles to go.

Dave Corlew

Senior Pastor

Dave joined the staff of ACC in November of 2005. His primary responsibilities include teaching on Sunday mornings, providing leadership for the elders and staff, and championing the vision and values of ACC. He is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute, Trinity International University, and Moody Graduate School. Before coming to ACC Dave was involved in youth ministry for 24 years.

He is the proud husband of Karen and father to four adult children: Becky (Matt), Emily, Lacey (Daryn), and Micah (Angelika). Dave enjoys hanging out with his dog, Roger, playing Scrabble, cheering for the Chicago Cubs, Bears, and Blackhawks, and spending time with his family - especially his grandkids! His long term project is section hiking the Appalachian Trail - only about 1,800 miles to go.

Dave Corlew

Patrick serves as an assistant principal at Stratford Middle School in Bloomingdale. He and his wife, Christina, have an adorable little girl, Marly. He enjoys performing and listening to music, managing multiple fantasy baseball teams, gardening, traveling, and trying new foods.

Patrick is passionate about welcoming and getting to know every person that walks through the doors of our church!

Patrick Dawson

Jim has been attending ACC since 1992. He and his wife Nancy are proud parents of four very busy, sports oriented kids: Allison, Annie, Matt, and Mitch. Jim is a self-described "sports nut" (Go Sox!!!) and loves coaching his children's teams when he can. His favorite sports moment was being in attendance at game 2 of the '05 World Series when Scott Podsednik hit a walk-off homerun!

He enjoys the opportunity to be a servant leader to the people of ACC and the surrounding community and seeing the life-changing power of Jesus Christ in peoples lives. He looks forward to the day when his boys will be the first brothers to play pitcher and catcher for the White Sox at the same time.

Jim Johnson

Jordan is married to Vickie and works at Leica Biosystems as an IT Senior Enterprise Architect. He enjoys grilling and barbecuing (pulled pork is his specialty), designing electronic control systems for around the house, playing video games, and watching football on Sunday afternoons. In the past he worked as a professional actor in the Cleveland area where he performed pieces onstage as well as murder mystery dinner events.

God has given him a heart for shepherding and encouraging others. He is energized by seeing people cross the line of faith and then grow deeper in their relationship with Jesus.

Jordan Kerr

Jim is a software developer at Discover Card Financial Services. He and his wife, Su, have two sons, Nate and Dan, and two daughters, Margo and Melody.

Jim loves the outdoors - camping, hiking, biking, and running. Look for him during the summer months biking to work. He also likes to cook. (He is a former ACC Chili Cook-off winner!) Jim and Su love working with kids and are the Awana directors at ACC.

Jim Ray

Meet our Elders

Chris is a 2005 graduate of Trinity International University in Deerfield, IL. He's married to Lisa, and they are the proud parents of Rachel, Josiah, Abigail, and Micah. They also have a dog, Toby. Chris is an avid runner and triathlete. In his spare time he enjoys reading, backpacking, and spending time with his family. He's a devout Cubs and Bears fan and has been known to drop everything for free tickets.

Chris came on board here in 2006. His primary responsibilities include leading teams of adults to minister to children and adolescents, helping parents develop faith at home, and teaching in our Sunday morning services.

Chris Modrzejewski

Family Pastor

Adam loves playing music, working with people, and helping create a space for people to worship our God! He graduated from Madison Media Institute in Wisconsin with a degree in Recording Arts. Adam and his wife, Alexandra, joined us in November 2017.

He likes woodworking, hiking, watching documentaries, and playing with his border collie mix, Oliver, and his Siamese mix, Luna. He also likes to travel and has toured most of the United States with Christian pop and rock artists.

Adam Beranek

Worship Arts Pastor

Jim wears a lot of different hats at ACC, overseeing areas including facilities, technology, finances, policies, legal matters, and publicity. In some of these areas he gets directly involved, while in others he leads a team. Since 2003, he has worked hard behind the scenes to make sure the ministries of ACC have maximum impact.

Jim is married to Elissa. He continues to work part-time as a bench jeweler. He likes to knit, crochet, garden, and has enjoyed computer programming since before he entered kindergarten! Jim has been involved in mission trips all across the US as well as Canada, Brazil, Kenya, and South Africa.

Jim Young

Director of Operations

Who types faster than a speeding bullet, answers the phone in a warm, professional tone, and knows where to find the key to the food pantry? That would be Carolyn, on staff since July of 2004.

Carolyn has a handsome husband named Chuck and three grown kids: Tim (Andrea), Ellen, and Andy. Her interests include reading, hiking, and bike riding.

Carolyn Eiter

Secretary

Simon joined ACC in 2016 as an intern and moved into a staff position in January of 2019. He’s a student at Trinity International University where he’s studying Christian Ministries (Youth Emphasis), Biblical Studies, and Communications. He's married to Elizabeth, and he expects to graduate in May 2019.

His primary responsibilities are with our middle and high school youth ministries - teaching, discipling, and building relationships with students and adult leaders. He is passionate about Jesus and relationships! In his spare time he enjoys gathering with friends and family to play cards and board games. Simon is also a big sports fan - the Michigan Wolverines and Detroit Lions are his favorite teams.

Simon Karel

Student Ministry Director

Serving with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Papua New Guinea.

Since 1988 Jerry and Sue have been working with the people who speak the Nali language on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea. Currently they are also training others so that people from over a dozen more languages from Manus Province, PNG, can work together on Bible translation and language development in their own languages.

Jerry & Sue Pfaff

Serving with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Papua New Guinea.

Zak and Laura (with Anna and Ty) recently began serving in Papua New Guinea. They are involved in Bible translation and Literacy, helping to give Papua New Guineans the opportunity to read the Scriptures in their own languages.

Zak & Laura O'Leary

Serving with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Florida.

For 25 years the Nystroms have served in the coastal village of Arop, Papua New Guinea. They recently returned to the US to care for aging parents but continue to work with the translators there via internet.

John & Bonnie Nystrom

Serving with Ethnos360 in Florida.

Their desire is to see the Word of God change the lives of tribal people who previously never had access to it. They are currently working at the Florida office of Ethnos 360. Brion and Annette have four children - Eli, Jonah, Liviana, and Milo. (Picture with Milo coming soon!)

Brion & Annette Kendzora

Meet our Missionaries

Serving with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Florida.

For 17 years the Tabbs served in eastern Africa, mostly in Uganda. In 2007 they returned to the United Sates where Waller works as a translation consultant to Ugandan translation teams. He works with them remotely using the internet and by making several trips to Uganda each year.

Waller & Mary Tabb