Our Next Missionary Picture Could be You!

Our Next Missionary Picture Could be You!

 

Itasca Missionaries

On Mission striving to create relationships for Christ with the

“none, done and undone”

in the neighborhood, community and the nation”

 
Apostolic Board Member and Lead Pastor

Apostolic Board Member and Lead Pastor

Bob Butler

Bob Butler moved to Itasca from Oswego, IL in 2017. Bob is a former entrepreneur, national sales manager, lead pastor, author, outreach pastor, recovery speaker and church planter. Bob is passionate about re-imagining how the church (Big “C”) engages the culture with the message of Jesus. Bob is currently the lead pastor at The Community Center, the director for RENEW, a Forge Network Hub Leader and a board member for Impact For Jesus NFP.

Bob has been married to his wife Diane for 32 years. He has been on a number of short term international mission trips. He holds a Masters of Divinity Degree from Northern Seminary and is an ordained minister of The United Methodist Church. He enjoys coffee, music, movies, reading, soccer, conversation, dogs and binge watching TV shows with his wife. 

Minitry Connections Coordinator

Minitry Connections Coordinator

Jennifer Swets

Jennifer is a versatile ministry leader with strong gifts in shepherding and teaching. She currently leads a woman's bible study, a Christian yoga group and our social media outreach. She is married to her college sweetheart and has four beautiful children.

Tech Arts Coordinator

Tech Arts Coordinator

Mike Gyuricza

Mike leads the Sunday morning Tech Arts team. He makes the rest of us sound and look good. He is always looking for others to help with the tech. He is married to Stacy and they have two beautiful children. 

Wedding Coordinator - Heather Powell

Wedding Coordinator - Heather Powell

Worship Director

Worship Director

Jim O'Connell

Jim has been a musician his whole life. He is a multi-faceted worship leader with spiritual gifts that go far beyond Sunday morning. Jim is The Center's worship director. He lives for the mission of reaching the none, done and undone. He currently lives in Aurora with his wife, Nicci.  

Coordinator of Operations

Coordinator of Operations

"E" Bertany

E coordinates the operations and finances for The Center. She has gifts of administration organization and compassion. She is enjoying life with her husband Rick

Missional Training Coordinator for Children

Missional Training Coordinator for Children

Diane BUTLER

Diane leads our Children on Sunday morning. She loves all the children by creating age appropriate ways for kids to connect with the weekly big idea from our time together. Diane has been an educator for nearly 30 years. She is a proud mother who also loves watching soccer, movies and her dog Leo.

Ministry Leader and Prophetic Board Member

Ministry Leader and Prophetic Board Member

Larry Swets

Larry has a strong leadership gift of recognizing, directing and holding The Center to its covenant with God for this community. 

He has a passion for the mission, his family and helping others reach their potential. 

Sonny Sorrentino - Path of Restoration Co-Leader / Wood Dale Cares

Sonny Sorrentino - Path of Restoration Co-Leader / Wood Dale Cares

Sonny Sorrentino

Sonny is a licensed addiction counselor and a Wood Dale alderman. He genuinely cares for our community his volunteer service is just another way he shows it.

Missionary leader to South Asia

Missionary leader to South Asia

Peter Pereria

Peter’s ministry has grown in South Asia. Hundreds of churches planted and missionaries sent. He has cared for orphans and taken care of ‘the least of these’ for almost three decades.

As of August 1st, 2018, ‘Hope For Today’ ministries will be headquartered at ‘The Center’ in Itasca. We will support one another in leading and training both domestic and international missionaries, contact Peter at info@hopeteam.org