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Our staff is diversely gifted, and we seek to honor God by embracing this diversity. Please contact any of our staff members with any questions or needs by simply clicking on the individual's name below or by contacting the church office.

Brent Salm joined the ministerial staff at CPCC in 1994 and assumed the role of Senior Minister as of September 8, 2013. He is married to Debra and father to five: Bethany, Nick, Mackenzie, Matt and Jonathan. Brent grew up on a farm an hour and a half northeast of Normal, raising sheep, corn and soybeans. He loves to spend time with his family and strum on his six string. Brent's favorite Bible character is David, and he longs to be a man after God's own heart (Psalm 78.70-72).

Thadd Sparrow joined the staff as Family Life Minister in March of 2014. He is married to Nicole and they have 2 kids: Elijah born in 2008 and Evette born in 2013. As the son of a factory worker and stay-at-home mom turned bus driver, he learned to Love the Lord by watching his parents faithful dedication to Jesus and the local church. After graduating Lincoln Christian College in 2001, Thadd has worked with churches in both Illinois and Michigan. Philippians 3:10-12

Bob Mitchell has been an associate minister at CPCC since 2005 and currently serves part-time as worship minister. His "day job" is with The Salvation Army in Bloomington. He is also in his fourteenth year as director of theatre arts and speech for the Tri-Valley Schools in Downs, staging four productions each year. Bob enjoys live theatre, movies, great books and good conversation. His degree is in music and Bible, and he especially enjoys encouraging others to discover joy in worship. Bob's favorite Scripture is found in I Peter 1.8 & 9: Though you have not seen Him, you love Him; and though you do not see Him now, you believe in Him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the goal of your faith - the salvation of your souls.

Trudy Escoubas, administrative assistant, has the most seniority on the staff; she's been at College Park since 1981 (except for a 1 year hiatus following the birth of her daughter). Trudy and Michael have three children: Travis, who lives in Colorado with wife Tarasa and 3 sons (Taren, Josh and Cody); Tyler, who along with wife Hillary, and two sons (Trevor and ) live in Lincoln, IL and Adrienne who is maried to Josh and currently lives in Colorado. Trudy enjoys reading historical fiction, baking and playing cards...but watch out because she is a fierce competitor who shows no mercy! Her favorite passage of Scripture is James 1.

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