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IGNITE Church Planting Staff

Lance Hurley - Executive Director
see bio

Dr. Chuck Richardson - Director of Operations
see bio

Mark Willis - House Church Network Leader
see bio

Robyn Moes - Treasurer, Administrative Assistant

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Lance Hurley

Executive Director

Lance Hurley began working with Ignite as a new church planter in Manteno, IL after graduating from Lincoln Christian College in 1981. He served as the pastor of the Christian Church of Manteno for 19 years and during this ministry, the church grew from 20 – 250. Since 2001, Ignite has started 26 new churches across Chicagoland. Lance has been married to his wife Darla for 33 years and they have 3 sons and two grandchildren. He enjoys hunting, riding his motorcycle and spending time with family and friends.

Dr. Chuck Richardson

Director of Operations

Chuck Richardson retired as lead minister of First Christian Church of Morris in 2012 where he and his wife Janice had served 40 years. They have 2 daughters and 5 grandchildren. Chuck received a Bachelors and Master of Divinity degrees from Lincoln Christian University and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity University. He came to Morris as an evangelist with Ignite (CDEA at that time) and has come full circle after retiring by joining with Ignite again on a part-time basis.

Mark Willis

House Church Network Leader

Mark lives in downtown Chicago, IL in the urban jungle, with his lovely wife Katrina.  They have been serving church planting efforts with Ignite since 2008, helping start a house church network in the city.  They are passionate about seeing a vibrant family of Jesus in close reach of every person in Chicago, culturally and geographically. Mark also serves on the Ignite team helping with development efforts and grant writing.

John Plunkett

Ignite Field Representative

John is our Field Representative in Central and West Central Illinois.

Robyn Moes

Treasurer, Administrative Assistant