Our Staff

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Carlton Coleman • Worship Leader

Carlton Coleman hails from Rockford, IL – home of Cheap Trick and the Rockford Peaches. He has a heart for ministry and a passion to lead God’s people into the Lord’s presence through sincere worship and praise. Over the past 20+ years, Carlton has served in many Worship Ministry capacities from Worship Leader to Minister of Music. He’s also had the privilege of sharing the stage with artists such as Fred Hammond, PFR, and DC Talk.  A former Judson (University) College Alum, Carlton serves as a Worship Leader and keyboardist for New Community.


Pastor Zachs Gaiya • Community Life Pastor

Zachs was born and raised in a Christian family in Kaduna State, Nigeria. He has degrees from ECWA Theological Seminary Jos, Plateau State, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, Massachusetts and currently completing a PhD in Intercultural Studies at Trinity International University. He has served in a variety of Christian Ministries in the last two decades. Zachs enjoys and loves it that he is married to Grace (a Pastor’s Kid) and they both have the privilege of being parents to Hesed, Haniel and Hanamel. He loves to travel, read, listen to peoples’ stories, watch football (not “football”). He wonders why God call him and give him the privilege of watching people discover and develop healthy and growing relationships with God and people.

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Trevor Good • Facilities Manager

Trevor Good was born and raised in the Sunshine State of Florida. He came to Chicago as a college student to attend the Moody Bible Institute. He enjoyed the windy city so much that he decided to stay. Now, many moons later, we pick up the story with Trevor having a beautiful talented wife Alison and 6 adoring children. He enjoys eating yummy food, having parties, and hosting guests from around the world. Trevor works as a realtor part-time and owns a couple of properties in Chicago. He is excited to be serving as the Facilities Manager at New Community.


Pastor Peter Hong • Lead Pastor

Peter is a native Chicagoan. Since arriving in the U.S. at the age of 10 he has lived most of his life here in the greatest city in the world. He has completed a Master of Divinity and a Master of Theology from Trinity International University (formerly known as TEDS). His passions in life include preaching Jesus as the goal of all of life, planting multicultural churches in major urban city­ centers that will proclaim Jesus as Lord, and pastoring kingdom missionaries that will make Jesus known to the ends of the earth. His “rock” (that’s with a small “r”) is the love of his life Jenny and his joys are his three beautiful children Parker, Sophie and Noah. When not in his office you will most likely find him hanging out at a local coffee shop reading, studying, meeting new people, and yes drinking a beverage.

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James Ross • Sunday Service Coordinator

James joined the staff of New Community in 2012 as the Sunday Service Coordinator. He oversees the ministries that make Sunday services work, from PowerPoint to sound, worship and musicians, and set up/take down of equipment in the sanctuary. He is a graduate of Roosevelt University where he studied jazz bass. When he is not working with New Community, he loves making music and spending time with his wife Jess, and sons Clyde and Oliver.


Constance Ervins • Office Administrator and Communications

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Emily DeLew • Kid City Coordinator

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Meztle • Youth Group Leader

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