Pastors and Staff

Pastor Jon Bricker 

Jon oversees the Vision, Teaching, and Gospel Communities of Charis. After graduating from Illinois State University in 1999, Jon taught sixth grade for two years.  He then began a college ministry on the campus of ISU, which he led until he helped plant Charis in 2007. Jon and his wife, Beth, have been married since 2001, and are the parents of 3 boys: Noah, Eli, and Liam.

Jon enjoys talking about the Gospel of Jesus, playing with his kids, dating his wife, and hanging with friends. He also loves BBQ and reading.

Favorite Scripture: "There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit." - Romans Chapter 8, Verses 1-4

Pastor Craig Stimpert

Craig oversees Ministry Development and Mission for Charis. Craig and his wife, Lisa, have been married since December 2003 and are the parents of two children, Andrew and Maryjane. 

Craig enjoys bicycling and swimming. He loves working outdoors in his yard and spending time with his family.

Favorite Scripture: "And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him." Hebrews Chapter 11, Verse 6

Danielle Steffen

Danielle currently serves as Director of Charis Kidz which entails overseeing the Infant through 4th grade Charis Kidz classrooms.  Her responsibilities include scheduling volunteers for Sunday mornings, coordinating special events, serving alongside our volunteers monthly and a bunch of other small details that help our Kidz program run smoothly.  She and her husband, Justin were part of the original core group of people who planted Charis in August 2007. Danielle and Justin have been married since October of 2005, and enjoy being parents to Blake, Emma, and Adyn. 

Danielle enjoys being with family, fitness classes, getting the opportunity to go out with friends, and Target.

Favorite Scripture: "Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths." Proverbs Chapter 3, Verses 5-6


Autumn DeVos

Autumn currently serves as an Administrative Assistant for Charis. She and her husband, Mike, began attending Charis during college at Illinois State University and have been members of Charis since 2013. Autumn is also involved in serving college students in Bloomington Normal by volunteering with her college ministry. Autumn and her husband, Mike, love being parents to their daughter Kennedy. 

Autumn enjoys being around people, studying scripture, and going on adventures!