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Bishop Stewart Ruch III

Bishop

Stewart first came to Church of the Resurrection as a Wheaton College junior on Palm Sunday, 1988. He completed his Master’s in Theology at Wheaton College Graduate School (where he…
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Father Steve Williamson

Cathedral Dean

My story with Jesus and his church God gave me the gift of an incredibly loving Christian family. Our lives centered around the Church, as both of my parents were…
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Father Matt Woodley

Cathedral Vicar

My story with Jesus and the church: Every weekend my dad and mom and six siblings piled into our wood-paneled station wagon and trekked to church–an event that often bored…
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Father Brett Crull

Cathedral Vicar

Although I graduated high school in Colorado, I spent my childhood years in Iowa and small town South Dakota. I came to this area to go to college, and there…
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Will Chester

Youth & College Pastor

The turning point in my spiritual journey occurred at a Christian summer camp when I was twelve. I remember looking at the stars on the last night of camp and…
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Kevin Sheehan

Children's Pastor

As a child, my parents gave me the best gift they could possibly have given me—a home in which I learned to love and trust Jesus from an early age.…
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Meghan Robins

Pastoral Care Pastor

I had the great privilege of being raised by missionaries, so my earliest memories are full of the love of Jesus and his Church. As I grew up on the…
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Christiana Ostoich

Production Director

I grew up surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses. From giants of the faith like Elisabeth Elliot and Warren Wiersbe to the small-but-mighty, like Mrs. Frickel and Mrs. Rudell,…
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Charis Buell

Staff Musician

I will forever be a small-town Nebraska girl, and God was very much a part of my childhood there. Jesus was frequently on my Mom’s lips in song and scriptures,…
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Alec Smith

Worship Leader

After 10 years away from Resurrection, it has been my joy to rejoin the music ministry at the church that my wife, Jill, and I have long considered our spiritual…
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Cecilia Whitacre

Finance Manager

I was raised in a Catholic home where we went to church every Sunday morning and I enjoyed going. I don’t remember ever really connecting with God during that time…
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Julia Damion

Missions Manager

Born and raised in Maine, my most meaningful encounters with God as a child were when I was out in nature. I saw God’s handiwork in the beauty and patterns,…
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Lydia Vermeesch

Worship Manager

Sometimes, Jesus reveals Himself in startling, dramatic ways. For me, though, Jesus has often spoken gently, beckoning me into relationship with Him in simple ways. I grew up in a…
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