God Calls.

Ministry Staff

Mark van Stee - Pastor

Pastor Mark has been at WSCRC since fall of 2008.  In a previous life he worked in the field of international logistics and enjoyed that very much, but over the years he sensed both a calling to and a need in full-time parish ministry, so eventually he took the leap and moved from London back to the U.S. in 2005 in order to attend seminary. He and his family are happy to be living in the Chicago area once again and serving Christ in his church here.

Colleen Powell - Youth Director

Colleen has been with WSCRC since July of 2009. After graduating from college she worked as a high school English teacher in New York and Chicago for a few years before feeling God nudging her towards student ministry. In August of 2008 she embarked on a one year internship in student ministries and has enjoyed working with students in a ministry capacity ever since. Her husband Tommy currently serves the youth at WSCRC alongside her and they are both having a blast hanging out with the youth and communicating God's crazy, beautiful love.

Dan Mattix - Music Director

Dan has served as the Music Director at WSCRC since 2009. During his career, he has worked as a conductor, pianist, singer and teacher. He has conducted and taught college courses in Illinois and Iowa, in addition to teaching in the public schools at the elementary, middle and high school levels. As a pianist, Dan has performed in over 30 states, as well as Great Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. With his wife, Katie, he owns and teaches at the Mattix Music Studio. He earned his Master’s degree at the University of Iowa, where he studied piano, conducting and singing. He also graduated from Moody Bible Institute with a Bachelor of Arts degree in music and theology. In his free time, Dan enjoys travel and spending time with Katie.