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Ray Kollbocker

Lead Pastor

Myers-Briggs: INFJ-The Advocate

Enneagram Number and Title: 9-The Peacemaker

Spiritual Gifts: Teaching and Leadership

Top Strengths:  Harmony, Maximizer, Competition, Consistency, and Connectedness

Personal Bio

Ray has been Pastor at Parkview Community Church, for twenty seven years. As a gifted speaker and teacher, Ray is driven by a desire to help others come to know Jesus and better understand what it means to a Christ-follower. As many of his test results above indicate, Ray is passionate about the issue of peace-making. Originally from northern New Jersey, Ray was ordained as “Reverend” while serving as youth pastor at Grace Church on the Mount in his home state.  Ray completed his Master of Divinity degree at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Boston and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Literature. He came to Parkview as Senior Pastor in 1995.  Ray is married to Margie, and together they have two children, Meghan and Corey.  They also have a son-in-law Sam and two grandsons, Gabriel and Fletcher. Outside of work, Ray finds joy in fishing, cooking, and coaching.

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 The Governor recently indicated that his Executive Order will be rescinded on Monday, February 28th making masks no longer required in most indoor settings.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