"now you are the body of christ,
and each one of you is part of it."
1 Corinthians 12:27
Jess is the Founder and President of the ministry. "The Lord’s providing incredible opportunities to reach others. By fostering creativity, we're able to meet (and minister) to many people. By loving those that we encounter, we're then able to share the truth about God's redemptive love." In unity, Jess works with community leaders and local ministries to improve the spiritual condition of our community. She's also the proud wife of “pizza guru” Geno and daughter Morgan, a senior at Lockport H.S. Most recently, Jess' focus has been growth of Peace by Piece Ministries, increasing outreach opportunities to women through the arts.
Dee is a Christian Artist, Retreat Speaker & Author who utilizes the arts to advance the Kingdom of God. Dee experiments with a variety of textures, colors and sizes in her work. As a passionate evangelist (and coffee enthusiast), she's probably best known for her creation of the "Peace by Piece" Mosaic Bible Study. Her passion for art, wellness (and good cup of coffee) opens up many doors for meaningful conversations about God. Dee attends the Chicago First Church of the Nazarene in Lemont with husband Dave and has three adult children: Corrie, Allie & Zach. She is also the Founder of Peace by Piece Ministries and the mosaic Bible study.
Jenny is a Women's Ministry Leader, Bible Teacher, & Retreat Speaker. Jenny's passion is seeing other women reconciled to Christ. She demonstrates how the Holy Spirit puts the broken pieces of our hearts back together to restore peace in our lives. Jenny is very active in her local community spending time serving others at the local food pantry, By The Hand Club (after-school youth program in Austin neighborhood) and the Homer Glen Junior Women's Club. She also teaches a large-format women's Bible Study in Lemont where she attends church with her husband Steve. Most recently, Jenny co-founded Peace by Piece Ministries.
Lisa's been serving others for as long as she can remember. Possessing both teaching and pastoral gifts, Lisa relies on the Holy Spirit & God's Word to minister to many women needing encouragement. Lisa's nurturing personality is incredibly comforting - especially with the moms she interacts with through her sons' school, band concerts, or Boy Scout meetings. For years, Lisa was also involved with a church coffee ministry. She's a recent cancer survivor - (healed by God's grace and mercy) and attends church in Lemont with husband Frank. She has four wonderful children: Ryan, Shannon, Michael & Liam and a beloved lap dog, Teddy.
Mike is the Senior Missional Pastor of Kingdom Construction Crew Ministries, Inc. He's passionate about cross-cultural evangelism - identifying, training, and releasing individuals into their specific spiritual gifts and callings - for the benefit of the local church. His ministry also provides ministerial training to those called into the marketplace. Mike's also an expert in martial arts and self-defense tactics. He has worked in government security, law enforcement, and as a professional bodyguard. Mike is a bi-vocational Pastor, Executive Director of our Training Programs and is the Spiritual Advisor of our ministry. He lives in Westmont with his wife, Alita.
Executive LEADERSHIP TEAM
Rev. Mike Abron, Sr. Missional Pastor
Rev. Jess Olivito, Board President
Rev. Jenny Spontak, Board Secretary
Rev. Lisa Ring, Board Treasurer
Rev. Dee Everson, Executive Director