SUNDAYS IN-PERSON and Online: 9 & 11AM

Watch Parkview online at 9AM and 11AM

Jake Ochoa

Student Pastor

Myers Briggs – ISTP
Enneagram – 5
Strength Finder – Analytical, Competition, Consistency, Context, Deliberative
Spiritual Gifts – Hospitality, Teaching, Discernment

Personal Bio

With a heart that beats for the next generation, Jake Ochoa has devoted his life’s work to serving kids and teenagers. Jake’s passion is understanding generations, child development and phases and how that informs creating an environment where Christ may be known. Jake’s family roots are deep in the south side of Chicago where his identity and heart formed for ministry (and the white sox). Jake received his degree in Biblical Studies from Moody Bible Institue and holds 10+ years of experience in children and student ministry in multicultural church settings. Jake and his wife, Ashlyn, love partnering together in ministry and in parenting their toddler, Mateo. Outside of the church, you will find Jake coaching tennis, playing slow pitch softball, running fantasy teams and enjoying Oscar films.

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 The Governor recently indicated that his Executive Order will be rescinded on Monday, February 28th making masks no longer required in most indoor settings.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