Our Leadership Structure
Our church is overseen by an elder board who are responsible for the church's spiritual health and who also hold the Lead Pastor accountable to fulfill the vision and ministries of our church. The day to day ministry and operations at CCC are administered by a team of paid staff who oversee a dedicated team of volunteers that make it all possible.
Our Staff Team
Chad Woolf, Lead Pastor
Chad and his wife Kari have two children, a son Turner and a daughter Kate. Chad has been serving in Pastoral ministry for seventeen years, fifteen of those in Southwest Florida. Previously Chad was the Pastor of Mission at Cape Christian Fellowship in Cape Coral and Director of the “Not In My City” campaign, an effort to bring hope and healing to families in Southwest Florida. Chad is passionate about teaching God’s word, serving the community through the ministries of the local church, and leading people into an vibrant, growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Chad is a graduate of Talbot Seminary (with highest honors), holding an M.A. in Christian Apologetics. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies from Emmaus Bible College.
Justin Hanneken, Associate Pastor
Justin and his wife, Karena, have 5 children: Gloria, Bryce, AJ, CeCe and Kenzi. They have been serving in full-time ministry since 2003. Justin is bi-vocational as he serves as Executive Director of Ends of the Earth Cycling, a ministry of New International. Justin graduated from Huntington University with a Master's in Youth Ministry Leadership. He is passionate about teaching God's Word, youth ministry, and cycling.
Jim Peterson, Associate Pastor
Jim has been a Pastor at CCC since 2013 but his association with the church goes back to his childhood. Jim attended Bryan College and Alliance Theological Seminary. He has served the Christian & Missionary Alliance as Pastor, District Church Growth Director and National Men’s Ministry Director for 35 years. Jim’s primary role at Christ Community Church is providing leadership in the churches daily operations and overseeing the churches ongoing strategic partnerships. Jim is married, has two children, six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild!
Ben Potter, Worship Leader
Ben Potter has been playing music for most of his life, and currently serves as a music teacher for the Hendry County School District. Along with being a lover of music, Ben has also been a part of or led praise and worship bands in Florida churches for the past six years. Ben has a degree in Music Education from Toccoa Falls College.
Whitney Pritchard, Student Ministry Director
Whitney has been serving in Youth Ministry for almost ten years. Along with her husband Darren she has four children, two of which are toddler twins! Whitney has her bachelor's degree in Youth Ministry from Toccoa Falls College and enjoys being creative and leading dynamic ministry teams at CCC.
Darren Pritchard, Custodian
Darren makes sure that our facilities are always in top condition for our church family and the many ministry partners who call CCC home. Darren is also a key leader in our Student Ministry and is currently pursuing a degree at Trinity College.