OUR EFFORT IS SERVED BY LEADERS from our Five member churches: holy trinity church, legacy christian fellowship, park community church, renewal church and The Painted Door Church

DERRICK PUCKETT
President

Derrick Puckett is the Lead Pastor and Church Planter of Renewal Church of Chicago and serves as President of The Chicago Partnership. He and his wife, Kaley, moved to Chicago in 2013 to plant a Gospel centered disciple making multi-ethnic church. Renewal started in 2014 and has been thriving ever since. Derrick has a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and a Masters of Divinity from Mid America Baptist Theological Seminary. Derrick and Kaley have 4 beautiful daughters, Ramiyah, Elyana, Isabelle and Nalah and a new son, DJ.

JON DENNIS  Chair   Jon Dennis serves as the chairman and city leader for The Chicago Partnership for Church Planting, which he helped to establish over 5 years ago. Jon is a founding pastor and the Senior Pastor of Holy Trinity Church in Chicago, a multi-ethnic church with congregations in Pilsen, Hyde Park, Downtown and the North Side. He currently serves on the Executive Team of Redeemer City to City for North America. He serves on several boards including The Charles Simeon Trust (which he helped to found) and Crossway Books. He lives in Hyde Park with his wife, Amy, and has five children.

JON DENNIS
Chair

Jon Dennis serves as the chairman and city leader for The Chicago Partnership for Church Planting, which he helped to establish over 5 years ago. Jon is a founding pastor and the Senior Pastor of Holy Trinity Church in Chicago, a multi-ethnic church with congregations in Pilsen, Hyde Park, Downtown and the North Side. He currently serves on the Executive Team of Redeemer City to City for North America. He serves on several boards including The Charles Simeon Trust (which he helped to found) and Crossway Books. He lives in Hyde Park with his wife, Amy, and has five children.

ROD PENNER  Vice Chair and Director of Capital   Rod serves on the executive board of the The Chicago Partnership as vice chairman of Capital. His focus is on connecting a network of visionary leaders to resource 100 new church plants over the next decade throughout Chicago. He and his wife, Jona, have three active children and he has served as an Elder at Park Community Church since 2005. Vocationally, he is a marketplace leader that works to help people understand their Ephesians 2:10 calling and the innate motivation that God implants in us to fulfill it.

ROD PENNER
Vice Chair and Director of Capital

Rod serves on the executive board of the The Chicago Partnership as vice chairman of Capital. His focus is on connecting a network of visionary leaders to resource 100 new church plants over the next decade throughout Chicago. He and his wife, Jona, have three active children and he has served as an Elder at Park Community Church since 2005. Vocationally, he is a marketplace leader that works to help people understand their Ephesians 2:10 calling and the innate motivation that God implants in us to fulfill it.

Jonathan Masters  Treasurer   - Bio Coming Soon -

Jonathan Masters
Treasurer

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MARK BERGIN  Director of Coaching   Mark Bergin is the lead pastor at The Painted Door Church in Ukrainian Village. He and his wife Acacia moved to Chicago from Seattle in 2009 as church planters with Acts 29. They have four children, one dog, and a passion to see people relieved from the burden of trying to be a somebody. Mark coaches the church planters connected to The Chicago Partnership and tells them, and anyone who will listen, that they are free to be nobodies in Christ.

MARK BERGIN
Director of Coaching

Mark Bergin is the lead pastor at The Painted Door Church in Ukrainian Village. He and his wife Acacia moved to Chicago from Seattle in 2009 as church planters with Acts 29. They have four children, one dog, and a passion to see people relieved from the burden of trying to be a somebody. Mark coaches the church planters connected to The Chicago Partnership and tells them, and anyone who will listen, that they are free to be nobodies in Christ.

BRIAN DYE  Director of Leader Development   Brian’s passion is "to train leaders in ministry to urban America." In 2006 he founded The Legacy Conference to equip those that are serious about being disciples of Christ to make disciples for Christ. In 2008 he co-founded Legacy Christian Fellowship, a multiplying house church movement in the city of Chicago. Brian joined the staff of GRIP Outreach For Youth in September 2011 and is currently responsible for recruiting and training over 100 mentors that walk life with fatherless teens. He has been married to his best friend and ministry partner, Heidi, since July 2000.

BRIAN DYE
Director of Leader Development

Brian’s passion is "to train leaders in ministry to urban America." In 2006 he founded The Legacy Conference to equip those that are serious about being disciples of Christ to make disciples for Christ. In 2008 he co-founded Legacy Christian Fellowship, a multiplying house church movement in the city of Chicago. Brian joined the staff of GRIP Outreach For Youth in September 2011 and is currently responsible for recruiting and training over 100 mentors that walk life with fatherless teens. He has been married to his best friend and ministry partner, Heidi, since July 2000.

ASHANTI PETTAWAY  Director of Network Partnerships   Ashanti Pettaway serves as Director of Training for The Chicago Partnership for Church Planting. He also leads the Incubator Cohort which is a 2 year training program for church planters. He is a Pastoral Resident with Holy Trinity Church. Ashanti was married to his sweetheart, Amanda Raquel, in 2009, and they have 2 children.

ASHANTI PETTAWAY
Director of Network Partnerships

Ashanti Pettaway serves as Director of Training for The Chicago Partnership for Church Planting. He also leads the Incubator Cohort which is a 2 year training program for church planters. He is a Pastoral Resident with Holy Trinity Church. Ashanti was married to his sweetheart, Amanda Raquel, in 2009, and they have 2 children.

HEIDI DYE  Director for Parakaleo   Heidi has lived in the West Garfield neighborhood of Chicago for the past 13 years. For the last ten years, she has been working in a public school four blocks from her house as a teacher and after school coordinator. She is passionate about neighborhood ministry, discipleship of women, education, and taking care of the many young men who live with her and her husband (who just celebrated 17 years of marriage). In her free time, she loves to spend time with her family, scrapbook, read, and travel.

HEIDI DYE
Director for Parakaleo

Heidi has lived in the West Garfield neighborhood of Chicago for the past 13 years. For the last ten years, she has been working in a public school four blocks from her house as a teacher and after school coordinator. She is passionate about neighborhood ministry, discipleship of women, education, and taking care of the many young men who live with her and her husband (who just celebrated 17 years of marriage). In her free time, she loves to spend time with her family, scrapbook, read, and travel.

JHARMAINE BOYD  Administrative Assistant   - Bio Coming Soon -

JHARMAINE BOYD
Administrative Assistant

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LAURA CURTIN  Administrative Assistant   Laura Curtin is the Administration Assistant for The Chicago Partnership. She also works for Holy Trinity Church Chicago as Jon Dennis’ assistant, and Neopolis, a global church planting network, to help with Special Projects. Laura is originally from Calgary, Alberta, Canada but has been living in Chicago since 2015. She obtained her MBA in Healthcare Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University. Laura is married to Sully Curtin, a Ministry Director for Holy Trinity Church Northside and Downtown.

LAURA CURTIN
Administrative Assistant

Laura Curtin is the Administration Assistant for The Chicago Partnership. She also works for Holy Trinity Church Chicago as Jon Dennis’ assistant, and Neopolis, a global church planting network, to help with Special Projects. Laura is originally from Calgary, Alberta, Canada but has been living in Chicago since 2015. She obtained her MBA in Healthcare Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University. Laura is married to Sully Curtin, a Ministry Director for Holy Trinity Church Northside and Downtown.

LIZ CARROLL  Administrative Assistant   Liz is the Administrative Assistant for Derrick Puckett, President of The Chicago Partnership. Liz and her husband, Jordan, moved to Chicago from NYC in 2015. She attended graduate school at Teachers College, Columbia University and earned a master’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology. While in NYC, Liz was also involved in group leadership and children’s ministry in an urban church, where she developed greater passion for children and multiethnic ministry. She now serves at Renewal Church as the Executive Assistant.

LIZ CARROLL
Administrative Assistant

Liz is the Administrative Assistant for Derrick Puckett, President of The Chicago Partnership. Liz and her husband, Jordan, moved to Chicago from NYC in 2015. She attended graduate school at Teachers College, Columbia University and earned a master’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology. While in NYC, Liz was also involved in group leadership and children’s ministry in an urban church, where she developed greater passion for children and multiethnic ministry. She now serves at Renewal Church as the Executive Assistant.

SAMANTHA CONNOUR  Administrative Assistant   Samantha serves as the Administrative Assistant for Mark Bergin, the Director of Coaching. She and her late husband, Greg Connour, moved their family to Chicago in 2010 to help plant The Painted Door Church. Greg passed away from melanoma in 2015. (Mind your moles!) Samantha continues to serve there at The Painted Door, leading worship and writing music. She is newly remarried and lives in the Ukrainian Village with her husband, Jordan, and two kids, Blinn and Oz - adventuring through their newly-blending family life while eating as many tacos as possible together.

SAMANTHA CONNOUR
Administrative Assistant

Samantha serves as the Administrative Assistant for Mark Bergin, the Director of Coaching. She and her late husband, Greg Connour, moved their family to Chicago in 2010 to help plant The Painted Door Church. Greg passed away from melanoma in 2015. (Mind your moles!) Samantha continues to serve there at The Painted Door, leading worship and writing music. She is newly remarried and lives in the Ukrainian Village with her husband, Jordan, and two kids, Blinn and Oz - adventuring through their newly-blending family life while eating as many tacos as possible together.