OUr Leaders

  • Jon Kelly  |  Lead Pastor

    Pastor Jon serves by caring for the church body, equipping the saints, and is the primary preaching pastor at Chicago West.

  • Kent Steiner  |  Associate Pastor

    Pastor Kent faithfully serves by helping to care for our church body. He also leads our church in all Community Outreach initiatives.

  • Angela Pryor  |  Ministry Assistant

    Angie helps to run all of our behind the scenes logistics which allows our ministries to function.  Faithful, Prayerful, and Humble; Angie serves on staff at Chicago West.

  • RAYNA sTEINER  i  Children's Director   

    Rayna faithfully serves as our Children Director  by helping  children find and follow Jesus. She is excited to enable and equip adults to love and disciple children in a safe environment. Rayna serves on staff at Chicago West.


  • Matt Kijowski  |  Worship Director

    Matt serves our worship team by providing support, direction and vision for worship at Chicago West. Gentle and Faithful. Matt serves on staff at Chicago West.

  • John Garcia  |  Worship Leader

    Humble, Easygoing, and always looking to Christ; John serves as our Worship Leader. John is passionate about the worship of Jesus Christ and faithfully serves our church body by leading them to the heart of Christ.

  • Mike Pryor  |  Prayer Ministry

    Mike, along with his wife Angie, are the primary leaders of our Prayer Ministry. Mike is a faithful prayer warrior and faithfully serves in whatever capacity he is needed. Mike is also a Biblical Soul Care Counselor.

  • Samuel Forshtay  |  Ministry Director

    Samuel serves the Chicago West church body by developing leaders, training disciples, and organizing healthy structures for ministries where needed. Samuel is married to Kristina, who often leads worship on our worship team; Samuel and Kristina are proud parents of their daughter, Anna. 

  • Chris Guy  |  Men's MInistry coordinator

    As part of the Men's Ministry leadership team, Chris Guy leads in organizing our men's events including breakfasts, summer gatherings, and coordinates the spiritual focus for the various meetings. Chris also serves faithfully on our setup team. He is one of the most hardworking, humble, and reliable men on the planet.

  • Heidi Fisco  |  Lead Usher

    Heidi leads our usher team and makes sure our communion service runs smoothly. She is always warm and welcoming. Heidi serves our church body faithfully.

  • DANIELLE kELLY  |  Women's Ministry COORDINATOR

    Danielle faithfully serves the women of Chicago West by leading our Women's Ministry team. Proud wife of Pastor Jon Kelly and mother of two rambunctious boys, Benjamin and Judah. She loves to podcast and read in her leisure time. 

  • Mike KIJOWSKI  |  production Leader

    Mike leads our Production Team for our Sunday service, which includes all things audio and visual. Mike is incredibly knowledgable, a master sound engineer, and a talented musician. We're grateful for Mike's leadership, experience and commitment.

  • Laquesha Hampton  |  Video/Audio

    Laquesha serves faithfully at Chicago West and uses her gifts in film and photography to impact our church body and city for the glory of Christ.