Leadership

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Lead Pastor Mark Ashton

Mark Ashton is an ordinary guy who serves an extraordinary God. Originally from Glendale Heights, IL, Mark fully committed to follow Jesus at age 18 at the University of Illinois. He met his sweetheart Kelle on his second day of college and married her before graduation. They have four eclectic and phenomenal children: Caleb, Caysie, Josiah, and Haiven. Mark loves to play with his kids, watch sci-fi movies, bike for long distances, coach volleyball, golf poorly, barbecue, and paint. He is a proficient juggler who enjoys Portillo's Hot Dogs, Chipotle, and Giordano's Pizza.

Mark Ashton serves as the Lead Pastor of Christ Community Church, a Christian and Missionary Alliance church in Omaha, Nebraska, with about 3,000 people in weekly attendance. Mark began at CCC on April 1, 2006, teaching in a multi-venue environment and providing leadership and direction to a staff of 50. His ministry experience includes serving as the Pastor of Spiritual Discovery at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, IL, and as an Evangelism Specialist for InterVarsity Fellowship in Champaign, IL. Mark holds two Bachelor of Science degrees—in economics and marketing—from the University of Illinois, and has completed graduate work at Lincoln Christian Seminary, Pillar Seminary, Grace University, and Crown College. Since he is also an ordained minister of the gospel, he likes to brag that his official title is: Rev. Mark Ashton, B.S., B.S., O.M.G.

Mark has spoken at universities, churches, and conferences all over the United States, helping students, professors, families, and professionals discover the powerful love and truth of Jesus. He has taught leaders and led mission trips in 15 countries on 6 continents. The international project closest to his heart is the Hospital for Women and Children in West Africa, where over 20,000 babies have been safely born since it opened in 2006. Mark led the charge for CCC to raise over 2 million dollars to invest in the health of the fourth poorest nation in the world in the form of women and children's care. In addition to ministries of compassion, Mark is considered a worldwide expert on subjects like introducing people to Jesus, helping churches to become outward-focused, and leading churches. His messages are downloaded over 100,000 times per year in 104 countries.


Governing Board

Mark Ashton  Elder

Mark Ashton
Elder

Spiritual Gifts
Leadership, teaching, and evangelism

Ministry Area of Expertise
Lead Pastor

Brian Koenig
Vice Chair

Spiritual Gifts
Wisdom, discernment, and leadership

Ministry Area(s) of Expertise
Journey Group Leader, Nursery Volunteer, and Legal Matters
 

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Dave Siemens
Treasurer

Spiritual Gifts
Giving, teaching, and administration

Ministry Areas of Expertise
CCC Treasurer, Stewardship Team, Sarpy Journey Group Leader; previous experiences: CCC New Community Group Teacher, Men's BSF Discussion Leader, Millard South Campus Life Host, treasurer at previous church
 

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Don Swanson
Secretary

Spiritual Gifts
Service, leadership, discernment, and teaching

Ministry Areas of Expertise
New Community Group Leader, Spiritual Life Elder, CityCare Board Member

Tim Ebers
Elder

Spiritual Gifts
Discernment and encouragement

Ministry Areas of Expertise
Student Ministry and Kids Ministry
 

Ken Dick
Elder

Spiritual Gifts
Leadership and training

Ministry Areas of Expertise
New Community Group Leader

Joel Jensen
Elder

Spiritual Gifts 
Giving, serving, teaching

Ministry Areas of Expertise 
High School Ministry, Stewardship Team

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Kurtis Kammerer
Elder

Spiritual Gifts
Exhortation, teaching, and wisdom

Ministry Areas of Expertise
Spiritual Life Elder, Stephen Ministry, Usher

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Wende Kotouc
Advisor

Spiritual Gifts
Leadership and administration

Ministry Areas of Expertise 
Strategic Administration