CJ grew up in South Bend, IN with his mother, father, and siblings. As he grew up, his home church prepared him for Bible college, where he would study Bible Theology and Christian Ministries. Outside of education and ministry, CJ enjoys exercising, hanging out with family and friends, camping trips, and he loves starting each morning with a cup of coffee.
He met Val at Michiana Camp and married her after building a strong friendship during his college years. They love each minute they spend together, whether it is streaming Netflix, grabbing a bite from a restaurant, or trying something new. As CJ loves to say, they make a great team.
His passion in ministry is helping people take their next step. This began as he stepped into his first ministry over teens and continued to grow as he worked with young adults. Some of his favorite things to do is lead small groups, Bible studies, and aid in service projects. Above all else, his greatest blessings are witnessing individuals give their lives to Christ.
Chris Rexroad grew up in Mexico, IN, and is a high school graduate of North Miami High School. He has played soccer most of his life, and having one of his favorite personal achievements was playing on the 1997 Amateur US International Soccer team in Amsterdam, Holland.
His first profession was CNC and Tool & Die for 16 years until being called called into ministry in his early 30's. He graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University nondenominational program with an Associate degree in Christian Ministry and a Bachelors degree in Biblical Studies. He credits his ability to make this awesome life change to God, his highly supportive wife (Jenni), his loving sons (Caleb and Carson) and the support from his family and friends. International missionary work has also had a large impact on his call to ministry.
In addition to the executive role, Chris presently oversees youth and children's ministries.
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Tracy Kjergaard has a passion for God, and loves to help people grow in their faith and in their knowledge of Him and His Word. In addition to music, Tracy has also served in the areas of children's and women’s ministries. She has a passion to share God’s Word with women, encouraging them to know and love Him, and to serve Him with abandon. She enjoys teaching Bible studies, and has spoken at various women’s retreats and other events.