Meet the Team
Jon Panner is the Senior Pastor at Christ Community Church. Jon was born in PA and became a Christian during college at Wittenberg University in Ohio where he also met his wife, Susie. Jon has an M.Div. from Fuller Seminary and a B.A. in English from Wittenberg University.
Jon & Susie have 3 adult sons, 2 who are married. They have 1 granddaughter with one on the way. Jon enjoys sports, running, walking and reading theology and novels.
CCC Elders include front row left to right: Ken Bohm, Jon Panner, Scott Smith; 2nd row, Bart Niemuth and Jonah Pattar
Mark’s journey to his current role as Worship Director at CCC has been anything but boring.
It started with father/son specials at church, playing drums, singing, and acting in high school, to picking up his roomate’s guitar and fumbling through chords to lead his fellow Marines in worship while at war. But this was all just the beginning. Mark then learned what it took to lead a band of other musicians as he played the Chicago country music circuit (yes…country).
It was during this time that he met a girl, moved to Princeton, married her, and became a father to two young boys. Mark and his wife Amanda have been married for 2 years and have since grown their family to three boys; Julian(10), Jayden(7), and Brantley(1).
Mark joined the CCC worship team in March of 2014 and became the Worship Director in September. He is very honored and humbled to lead the Worship Arts team and is always looking for others to serve in musical and visual worship.
Click Here to see what the Worship Arts team at CCC is all about.
Sheila is assistant to our Worship Director. She helps select music for worship on Sundays, plays piano and helps the worship team practice on Wednesday nights. Sheila has played the piano at Christ community Church for over 37 years. She grew up on a farm one half mile north of Wyanet and is the assistant librarian at the Raymond A. Sapp library in Wyanet. Reading is a life long love of Sheila as well as music, nature and going to the movies. Her family consists of two daughters, the oldest is Heidi who is married and has three children, while her younger daughter, Lyndsey, is in social work.
Meg Murphey is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with Path of Life Counseling at Christ Community Church. Meg obtained her bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University in Family Social Services and her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College graduate school. She has worked in residential, hospital and outpatient settings. She received her passion for counseling during the seven years she spent with Youth With A Mission when God began healing her emotional wounds. Meg’s heart’s desire is for Christians to experience the reality of God’s grace and truth so they might live an abundant life of peace and joy in Christ. She is married to her wonderful husband Scott and enjoys swimming, walking, reading, writing, gardening, decorating and traveling.
Carol has been the Office Manager here at CCC since March of 2012. Carol grew up in Sterling, IL and has has been married to her husband, Pastor Cal Zehr, for over 30 years. Carol and Cal moved to Tiskilwa, IL in 1991 when Cal became the pastor of Willow Springs Mennonite Church. They have 4 young adult daughters. Carol graduated from Goshen College and has spent many years working in different positions around Bureau County. She is very involved in her church in Tiskilwa. Carol enjoys reading, water skiing, traveling, and working at CCC!
Interim Children's Ministry Coordinator
Kathy Bohm, Interim Children’s Ministry Coordinator, comes to us with over 30 years of experience in Children’s Ministry. She has taught weekly Bible clubs, filled numerous roles at kids Bible camps and has been interim director of a large children’s ministry. She loves boys and girls and desires to see them grow in faith and love for the Savior.
Kathy and her husband Ken have been married for 42 years. They live north of town where they farm. They have three grown children who are all married to great in-law kids and are the proud grandparents of nine precious grandchildren.
Kathy enjoys reading, card making, scrapbooking and traveling in her spare time.