Leadership

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The Rev. Dr. John Paul Powell

Pastor

Office: 847-392-3111 Ext: 1
E-Mail: jp.powell3335@gmail.com
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The Reverend Dr. John Paul Powell of Wheaton, IL is warmly welcomed by Community Presbyterian Church members, friends, and the community on November 1st, 2021.  

Dr. Powell has a wealth of experience and education, graduating from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA with a Masters of Divinity in Pastoral Ministry and a Doctor of Ministry. Dr. Powell has served as Senior Pastor at Presbyterian churches for 45 years in Chicago, San Diego, Pittsburgh and Lubbock, Texas. At First Presbyterian Church of Sherman Oaks, CA, Dr. John Powell served as a co-pastor with his wife The Rev. Dr. Pamela Powell. We are thrilled to begin a joyful and long-standing relationship with both of them!

The Powells' three grown children and their families live in Los Angeles, Lubbock TX, and Wheaton IL. Community Presbyterian has had the privilege of working with the Powell’s daughter, The Rev. Dr. Jennifer Powell McNutt and her husband The Rev. Dr. David McNutt when they served as guest pastors at CPC. Their warm caring spirits and thoughtful teachings clearly run in the family.  

Dr. Powell’s impressive credentials, personal theological perspective, multiple talents and hobbies will be enjoyed by Community Presbyterian as we embark on this new and blessed relationship.

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Francesca Sherrill

Coordinator of Music Ministry

E-Mail: singnmommy@gmail.com
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A graduate of Milikin University with a BA in music with vocal emphasis and a piano minor, Francesca was born and raised in Mt. Prospect.  Studying classical piano beginning at age 5 as well as voice, dance and clarinet, Francesca's lifelong love of music has led to performances in professional venues, Light Opera Works in Evanston, bands, and local community theater productions. Francesca teaches voice and piano from her home in Mt. Prospect to students of all ages. A proud Navy mom and mother of a middle schooler, Francesca's husband is an expert guitar player displaying his talents at every Sunday worship. Francesca simultaneously leads the Chancel Choir and guest musicians while playing the piano  - melding traditional and contemporary musical selections for the enjoyment of all. 

Karen Hernandez

Business Manager

Office: 847-392-3111
E-Mail: info@cpchurch.org
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Jessica Munao

Parent's Day Out Director

Office: 847-253-2592
Cell: 847-845-2491
E-Mail: pdo@cpchurch.org
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