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Carlos De La Cruz

Worship Arts Pastor

Myers Briggs: ESFP
Enneagram: 2, The Helper
Strength Finder: Positivity, Woo, Belief, Adaptability, Developer

Personal Bio

Carlos De La Cruz is the Worship Arts Pastor at Parkview. Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, Carlos came to the United States after graduating from High school to help start a Bilingual Ministry in Westerville, OH.

Before coming to Parkview, Carlos, his wife Dana, daughter Evi and son Manny were serving in South Georgia.
Carlos cares deeply about relationships and being intentional in leading people into the presence of God. His desire is to see people connecting to God and to each other through the arts, so that it would overflow to every aspect of their lives throughout the week.

Carlos enjoys disc golfing and playing games with his family. He is a Boston Nation die-hard fan, music junkie, and bacon lover!

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On August 26, 2021, IL Governor J.B. Pritzker issued an Executive Order mandating that masks be worn at all indoor gatherings. Although churches are exempt from the Executive Order, out of respect for governing authorities, Parkview has continued to ask staff, leaders, volunteers, and those attending Sunday gatherings to wear a mask while indoors. We are grateful for our people’s understanding and willingness to do so. The Governor recently indicated that his Executive Order will be rescinded on Monday, February 28th making masks no longer required in most indoor settings. In anticipation of that, on Sunday, February 27th Parkview will return to a “mask optional” policy.

While the mask policy has once again shifted, our commitment to your health and wellbeing has not. We remain dedicated to thoroughly cleaning our public spaces before and after our gatherings. Masks and hand sanitizer are still readily available to those who want them.

Navigating these difficult days has not always been clear or easy. Whatever your perspective on current realities, as fellow Christians, let us allow kindness, grace and compassion characterize our interaction and relationships. In the words of the Apostle Paul, “Let us be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.”

I look forward to being with you on Sundays.
Grace and Peace,
Ray S. Kollbocker
Lead Pastor