Peter and Alla Kucher — Lead Pastor

Pastor Peter was born in Ukraine, studied in Canada and moved to Chicagoland when he met his wife Alla here. After serving as youth pastor in Edmonton, Alberta, God has placed Chicagoland on his heart when he and his wife planted Christian Worship Center in April of 2005. He is passionate about leading people to experience God and discover His purposes for our life. God has blessed Pastor Peter and Alla with two wonderful daughters. On his free time you can find him biking or going for a walk with his wife and two kids.

Michael and Lydia Okleme — Associate Pastor

Pastor Michael and Lydia were born in Ghana, West Africa, where they both served in various ministry capacities among the youth. Together, they bring a unique passion for prayer and pursuit of God to our church. Pastor Michael loves to encourage people to believe God for the impossible. They are blessed with two wonderful children. At their leisure, they hang out with their kids and enjoy family time.

Oscar and Alicia Lopez — CWC Latino Pastor

Pastor Oscar Lopez served in pastoral ministry for number of years in Mexico City. Along with his wife Alicia they lead CWC ministry to Hispanic community in Chicagoland area. They have a great desire to help people and introduce them to Jesus. Pastor Oscar and Alicia have five grown children. They cook great Mexican food!

Iliya Petrow — Youth and Young Adults Pastor

Iliya heads up the youth ministry at CWC. He loves seeing young people being transformed into the likeness of Christ through powerful worship experiences and Biblical teaching. He is young at heart and loves to pick up a good book or a competitive game of basketball.

Beth Lopez — Student and Kids Ministries Coordinator

Beth is actively involved in Student and Kids Ministries. She has been with CWC from nearly the beginning, and is one of the most enthusiastic servants that you will meet. Beth’s heart lies with kids and teens ministries, as well as worship services on Sundays. You can always find Beth making new friends, smiling at people, and eating an apple.