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 young children, a son Turner and a daughter Kate. Chad has been serving in Pastoral ministry for fourteen years, twelve 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 graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies from Emmaus Bible College in 2004.

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!

Whitney Pritchard, Director of Family Ministries  

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.

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.

Julie Veldhuis - Office Administrator 

Julie has served as our office administrator since January of 2014 and has been a member of Christ Community Church since 2006.  She enjoys working behind the scenes taking care of everyday office administration, preparing print materials and maintaining calendar schedules.  Julie is originally from the Chicago, Illinois area and has been married to her husband Bob for 37 years, has two daughters and ten grandchildren.  She enjoys meeting new friends, getting together with family and friends, collecting antiques, and the creative hobbies of sewing and crafting.

Sonya Dean - Church Custodian

Sonya has been a part off our CCC Family for the past twelve years and has been on staff for eight of those years. Sonya's three children have been raised at CCC, and her two young Son's continue to grow in their faith thru the guidance and examples shown to them by the CCC Family. Sonya enjoys coaching middle and high school boys soccer and being co-chair of the PTA board, while pursuing her passion to work with women incarcerated through domestic voilence.

In her free time ... she would enjoy sleeping... 

Amanda Peters - Family Ministry Intern

Amanda joined  our team in May of 2015 and has provided leadership in student and children's ministry. Amanda has fierce people skills and loves connecting relationally with middle and high school students. Amanda also works at ECHO in North Fort Myers and is finishing her degree at Toccoa Falls College. This summer Amanda will live for three months in East Africa, serving with Africa Inland Mission!