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  • Phone: (630) 584-6434
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  • Mailing Address: 36W925 Red Gate Rd.; St. Charles, IL 60175



Organizational Structure

Ministry Teams

Hosanna! is blessed with many gifted, creative, passionate volunteers and every single day, even more are experiencing the joy of serving Jesus through volunteer service.  Volunteers are critical to Hosanna! becoming the church that God desires us to be.  Our many activities, groups, events and programs are organized into Ministry Teams, each responsible for a different area of ministry. 

The current Ministry Teams and their respective Key Leaders plus Staff Resource contacts are as follows ...

Connected With Christ:

Adult Discipleship, Key Leaders Meredith Pihl & John Staley, Staff contact - open

Children & Family Ministry, Key Leaders Heather Trask and Hiedi Williams, Staff contact Lynette Anderson (Director of Children & Family Ministry)

Music, Key Leader Cait Flones, Staff contact Melody Kuphal (Director of Music Ministry)

Preschool, Key Leader Dennis Carr, Staff contact Linda Horneck (Preschool Director)

Worship, Key Leader Denise Mandik, Staff contact Pastor John Nelson (Senior Pastor)

Youth Ministry, Key Leaders Nan Klotz & Kayne Kantorowicz, Staff contact Valeri Schuberg (Director of Youth Ministry)

Connected With One Another:

Evangelism, Key Leader Stephanie Edlen, Staff contact - open

Communications, Key Leader Steve Anderson, Staff contact Rick DeVries (Director of Communications)

Fellowship, Key Leader Susan Porter, Staff contact Larry Denna (Congregational & Building Care)

Hospitality, Key Leader Kathryn Huska, Staff contact Pastor John Nelson (Senior Pastor)

Connected With Those In Need:

Member Prayer & Care, Key Leader Jody Jaynes, Staff contact Vanessa Schneider (Church Administrator)

Outreach, Key Leader OPEN, Staff contact Pastor John Nelson (Senior Pastor)

Congregation Support:

Media, Key Leaders Randy Flones & Paul Ivanauski, Staff contact Rick DeVries (Director of Communications)

Property, Key Leader OPEN, Staff contact Vanessa Schneider (Church Administrator)

Stewardship & Finance, Key Leader Brad Johnson, Staff contact Pastor John Nelson (Senior Pastor)

Technology, Key Leader Kevin Kuphal, Staff contact Rick DeVries (Director of Communications)

Congregational Council

Also Biblically known as deacons, overseers, shepherds or elders, Hosanna!'s Congregational Council is made up of our Senior Pastor plus 9 congregation members elected by the Congregation to serve 3 year terms, with 3 being elected each year.  This decision making group meets monthly and is responsible for the church budget and other duties outlined in our governing documents.  In addition, each Council member is assigned to assist and support a Ministry Team area. 

Here is the 2017-18 Council and their respective Ministry Team area assignments:

Mike Hawley, Council President and Council Rep for Property, Stewardship & Finance

Ron Jaeger, Council Rep for Hospitality and Evangelism

Andy Kuester, Council Vice President and Council Rep for Fellowship

Doug Leonard, Council Rep for Outreach

Dan Okoren, Council Rep for Adult Discipleship, Worship, and Children & Family

Kevin O'Neil, Council Secretary and Council Rep for Media and Technology

Jeff Phelps, Council Rep for Preschool and Member Prayer & Care

Chris Schuberg, Council Rep for Music and Youth

John Staley, Council Rep for Communications

Pastor John Nelson, Senior Pastor

Executive Committee

To address sensitive confidential and human resource matters, this group of leaders is composed of the Senior Pastor, Council President and Vice President, plus a member appointed each by the Senior Pastor, President and the Council at large.

Dennis Carr

Stephanie Edlen

Mike Hawley, Council President

Scott Jaeger, Council Vice President

Andy Kuester

Pastor John Nelson, Senior Pastor

Governing Documents

Hosanna! is guided first and foremost by God's Holy Spirit and by His Living Word, the Bible.

Here are downloadable copies of our current legal governing documents:

Constitution (approved Apr. 2011)

Bylaws (approved Mar. 2011)

Continuing Resolutions (approved May 2017)

Amendments or changes to the Constitution require 2 affirmative votes by the congregation.  The Bylaws require only 1 congregational vote to modify. Our Continuing Resolutions may be changed by the Council without a congregational vote.