About The Sozo Group…

The ministry was formed in 2013 by Jess Olivito, uniting a few churches for corporate worship and prayer. However by 2016, outreaches were happening at Dellwood Park (Lockport, IL) - uniting more than a dozen area churches beyond denominational lines. In 2017, the Sozo Group was officially adopted by The New Horizons Foundation (Colorado Springs) as an Operating Project under their 501(c)3 covering. But by 2018, a stronger leadership team was established, providing more structure around the ministry. In October 2018, the Sozo Group became a licensed ministry association under Kingdom Construction Crew Ministries, Inc. and also formally incorporated as its own nonprofit corporation, also filing an assumed corporate name of Peace by Piece Ministries.

The Sozo Group publicizes and supports Christian programming and events that are offered in unity, outside the perimeters of a typical church service – most often accomplished through recreation, the arts, or community partnerships.


Core 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
Victoria Hallberg, Art Coordination