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Father Steve Williamson

Cathedral Dean

My story with Jesus and his church Sunday mornings often began before dawn as a kid, as my brother and I stumbled into the station wagon and joined our dad…
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Father Matt Woodley

Cathedral Vicar

My story with Jesus and the church: Every weekend my dad and mom and six siblings piled into our wood-paneled station wagon and trekked to church–an event that often bored…
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Father Brett Crull

Cathedral Vicar

Although I graduated high school in Colorado, I spent my childhood years in Iowa and small town South Dakota. I came to this area to go to college, and there…
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Bishop Stewart Ruch III

Bishop

Stewart first came to Church of the Resurrection as a Wheaton College junior on Palm Sunday, 1988. He completed his Master’s in Theology at Wheaton College Graduate School (where he…
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Dawn Jewell

Communications Director

My earthly father adored me as a child—he took me on cheesecake dates and carried me on his shoulders on the beach. So, when my parents separated at age 10,…
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Cecilia Whitacre

Finance Manager

I was raised in a Catholic home where we went to church every Sunday morning and I enjoyed going. I don’t remember ever really connecting with God during that time…
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Lydia Vermeesch

Worship Director

I had the privilege of being raised by faithful Christian parents from two very different denominational backgrounds. I grew up watching my parents knitting together their spiritual lives, and I…
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Lisanne Seymour

Personnel Director

I was born into a lively Christian family,  and due to my father’s job with the railroad, we moved eight times throughout the Midwest and the South.  Whether we settled…
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Christina Westberg

Children's Director

I grew up in the beautiful state of Minnesota with my loving parents and brother. With a foundation of a prayerful, Christian family, my faith in the Lord prospered during my…
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Matthew Prechter

Children's Pastor

When I was 17, the still, small voice of the Holy Spirit summoned me to a life of faith in Jesus. After high school, I attended a Bible school in southern…
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Emily Talbott

Missions Manager

I grew up in a family who frequently opened our home to our community, and with parents who taught me faithfully about God. My second home was the church building…
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