Leadership Team

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Ken Bonner

Senior Pastor & Bible Study Director

Pastor Ken Bonner has been the Senior Pastor of CFC since September of 1998 when his father, Pastor Kenneth Bonner, Sr. was promoted to Heaven. Pastor Ken is a veteran of the United States Air Force, having served as an electronics instructor before receiving an honorable discharge. Pastor Ken is a man of diverse achievements, ranging from his religious training at Rhema Bible Training College to his pilot’s license and beyond.

Naturally, Pastor Ken grew up in the ministry of CFC. Having been saved at the age of seven years old, Pastor Ken became active in ministry as a teenager. Pastor Ken now fuels CFC with his unwavering delivery of the truth from God’s Word in an upbeat, practical, and genuinely caring manner.

Pam Bonner-Kacys

Associate Pastor & Certified Counselor

Pastor Pam Bonner-Kacys is the Associate Pastor of CFC, having been ordained into ministry in September of the year 2000. Pastor Pam is a well-renowned author within the community of religious leaders, and she is often a guest speaker at other churches. Pastor Pam is also an accredited and certified counselor, coupling her practical training with the teachings of The Holy Bible to encourage those in need.

Pastor Pam grew up in the ministry of CFC under the guidance of her father, Pastor Kenneth Bonner, Sr. Pastor Pam continues to carry her father’s childhood teachings into the scriptural messages at CFC today. Authentically empathetic and caring, Pastor Pam is incredibly active in ministering to people within the community on a daily basis. Pastor Pam’s words of encouragement have positively redirected the lives of countless individuals.

Board Members

Allen Furlan

Senior Board Member

Allen Furlan has served on the Board of CFC since 2008. Allen is employed by Redken and has been teaching hair design for 22 years. Allen is active in many community events through his profession.

Allen first came to CFC in 1998, only one week after Pastor Kenneth Bonner, Sr. was promoted to Heaven. Allen and his wife, Kathy, had attended revival services at CFC held by Gil Howard Browne. Allen most appreciated that CFC is a family-oriented church that teaches the truth from the Word of God. Allen and Kathy soon decided to join the CFC family and have been actively involved ever since. In addition to providing invaluable insight and guidance to the overall efforts of CFC, Allen is a hands-on servant that assists in many areas.

Giovanni Soto

Senior Board Member & FOH Sound Technician

Giovanni Soto has served on the Board of CFC since 2008. Giovanni is a design professional that has supported numerous major corporations in marketing and advertising efforts. Giovanni holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Industrial Design from Purdue University.

Giovanni Soto first visited CFC in 1997 for a Friday evening prayer service. Giovanni soon began attending Sunday services as he found the teachings of Pastor Kenneth Bonner, Sr. to be Bible-based, encouraging, and insightful. He became involved in ministry right away helping in the Sound Ministry, Leading one of the former Home Groups, and Co-Leading our Young Adults Ministry. In addition to providing strategic support to CFC, Giovanni serves as our Front of House sound and recording technician.

Ministry Leaders

Debbie Ramos

Spanish Ministry Director

Debbie Ramos serves as our Spanish Ministry Director. Debbie has a long history of serving God as she has helped several local churches establish effective children’s and youth ministry programs. Debbie is also a Licensed Practical Nurse, and she has utilized her skills and kindheartedness in serving the needs of the community.

Debbie Ramos came to CFC at the leading of the Holy Spirit in 1985. Debbie has great compassion for those who are suffering and works faithfully alongside her husband, Pastor Gil Ramos, to lead our Spanish Ministry. Debbie has a true servant’s heart, and she also is an anointed and gifted teacher that has an ability to reach people of all ages. At the same time, Debbie has actively been involved in mission trips to Monterrey, Mexico.

Dan Michalski

Youth Ministry Pastor & Young Adult Ministry Director

Pastor Dan Michalski has served as our Youth Ministry Pastor since 2000. Pastor Dan also serves the community as a skilled technician in his full-time profession.

Pastor Dan has been a member of the CFC family since 1988. Pastor Dan is active in many areas of CFC as he is always willing to lend a hand, lead an initiative, or do whatever is asked of him. Pastor Dan leads by Christian example, and he has a unique ability to connect with every individual through a wide range of approaches. Pastor Dan often gains involvement from our youth to serve in the Music Ministry. At the same time, our youth can be found doing anything from witnessing at the Taste of Chicago to providing free car washes in the community.

Sandra Michalski

Children’s Ministry Director & Administrative Director

Sandra Michalski serves as both our Children’s Ministry Director and as the Administrative Director. Sandra has been performing these roles simultaneously since January 2005. Sandra puts her heart into supporting all of our ministries while graciously leading the Children’s Ministry.

Sandra was born into the CFC family. As the granddaughter of Kenneth Bonner, Sr. (founder of CFC), Sandra continues to carry the legacy of his servitude toward God and others. Sandra is highly gifted in her ability to work with children. Sandra welcomes each child with open arms while ensuring that each child feels loved and honored. Sandra utilizes innovative programs to stimulate learning, and she also rewards each child for his/her accomplishments.

Tony Pesina, Sr.

Worship & Music Ministry Director

Tony Pesina, Sr. has been our Music Ministry Director since 1998. Tony has a committed leader’s heart and a passion for worship. He possesses a Bachelor of Arts degree in music education from DePaul University, and is a talented musician who plays for an audience of ONE. Tony recently retired from a long and impactful career as a high school math teacher.

Tony came to CFC after hearing a radio announcement sponsored by Andrew Wommack Ministries. During that same week, Tony viewed a CFC billboard on a local business. He decided to come for a visit…a long visit. Tony has been a faithful member of CFC for nearly 30 years. Tony brings his great passion into mentoring and training our youth and young adults as future music leaders.

Willie Lopez

Spanish Worship Leader

Willie Lopez has served as our Spanish Worship Director since 2009. Willie is a great man of faith, family, and friends. Willie has focused his life on serving others after retiring from a successful career as a technician in the telecommunications industry.

Willie came to CFC in 2004 by divine direction of the Holy Spirit. Willie had come to know Jesus Christ in 1996 (the devil cried the day that Willie was saved). Willie has continued to strengthen his faith since joining CFC. Willie is a self-educated musician and is endowed with great talents. Willie has a unique ability to write songs of praise, and these songs are performed regularly during our Services.