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Mitch Ferris

Technical Arts Director

Myers-Briggs: INTP-The Logician

Enneagram Number and Title: 5-The Investigator

Spiritual Gifts: Service and Wisdom

Top Strengths:  Strategic, Adaptability, Relator, Connectedness, and Intellection

Personal Bio

Formerly from the south suburbs of Chicago, Mitch Ferris served in the United States Marine Corps as a Light Armored Infantryman.  Later he went on to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art and Electronic Media from the University of Illinois at Chicago.  Mitch currently lives in Carol Stream with his wife, Lynn, and his two children, Samantha and Austin.  Together his family has been attending Parkview since 1999.  In his free time, Mitch enjoys making music and experiencing new things.  He also loves spending time in nature and participating in outdoor activities such as hiking and canoeing.   In his role as the Technical Arts Director at Parkview, Mitch is responsible for the audio, video, lighting, and other technical systems.  Being both a thinker and a doer, Mitch thrives in this position because he can use his creativity to target issues and then effectively execute solutions to those problems.  Since his days here vary, you might find Mitch climbing the ceiling to hang lights or figuring out a problem with someone’s computer.  Mitch enjoys a flexible work routine and he is most passionate about creating a space where people can have an authentic encounter with God.  

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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 The Governor recently indicated that his Executive Order will be rescinded on Monday, February 28th making masks no longer required in most indoor settings.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