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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 Sunday mornings often began before dawn as a kid, as my brother and I stumbled into the station wagon and joined our dad…
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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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