Staff

Fred DeJong

Lead Pastor | fredadejong@cpwired.org

Ingrid and I have been married for 30 years and have three terrific kids. We have been involved in three Chicagoland churches over the past 25 years of ministry and love the people we have served with in each setting. I am the founding pastor of CenterPointe, which was started out of a desire to build a bridge to the community and cross over it to meet people where they are. It is immensely gratifying to share and show the love of Christ in the neighborhoods, schools and community associations we are a part of. If you would like to discuss issues of faith or have questions about CenterPointe, I would enjoy interacting with you. Whatever drew you to this site, may you find what your God created soul longs for in Him! Let us know if we can be of support on that journey.

Ruth Kelder

Ruth Kelder

Spiritual Formation and Ministry Coordinator | ruthkelder@cpwired.org

Soon after hearing about a new church starting in Plainfield, my husband, Peter, and I knew we wanted to be a part of the venture. We were drawn to the vision of a church where our lives as disciples of Jesus are shared with others through serving in our neighborhoods and communities. In my many years of ministry in a variety of church settings, my greatest joy has been in helping others come to understand who God is and how knowing him changes lives in unimaginable ways. My main area of focus at CenterPointe, spiritual formation, gives me great opportunity to help those kinds of conversations happen. If you’d like to know more about how you can come to understand the Christian life, let’s talk! Being a parent to four married children and grandma to five grandchildren is another source of great joy. I’d be happy to show you pictures any time!

Luis Alvarez

Luis Alvarez

Worship Leader | luisalv11@gmail.com

My name is Luis Alvarez Jr. and I am proud to say that I have been made new by God’s grace. I am 23 years old and will soon look like it after I cut my beard off. I graduated from Moody Bible Institute with a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies and am looking to further my education in counseling sometime in the near future. I am currently living in Plainfield and have the privilege of leading the followers of Christ at CenterPointe Church in worship. I am continually learning new things about God’s love and will towards his children as well as with my own life on a weekly basis here at CenterPointe.

Matt Kotulski

Matt Kotulski

Student Ministries

Lise Farmer

Lise Farmer

Treasurer | treasurer@cpwired.org

Linea

Linnea Scearce

Prayer Ministry | prayer@cpwired.org

Peter Kelder

Peter Kelder

Advisory Team | pkelder@crcna.org

Tricia Oostema

Tricia Oostema

Children's Ministry | triciaoostema@cpwired.org

Jessica

Jessica Oladumiye

Community Partnership | 

Jeff Hancock

Jeff Hancock

Advisory Team | jeff.d.hancock@gmail.com

Jesse Oostema

Jesse Oostema

Advisory Team | jesse_oost@yahoo.com