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Bret Koontz

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Name:Bret Koontz
Title:Thrive Program Director
Department:Christian Ministries
Year Started:2016
Phone Number:630-210-1120


  • B.S., Bible/Youth Ministry, Kentucky Christian University


Bret Koontz is the Director of THRIVE, a 5-year accelerated co-curricular program. His focus is on creating avenues for new students within the Christian Ministries Department, establishing relationships with pastors and youth pastors, and providing spiritual growth opportunities for THRIVE students. With nearly two decades of ministry experience in churches of every size, Bret's passion has been on leading students and training adult leaders, helping each person take their next best step toward full devotion in Christ. He has served in churches in Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky and Illinois - including Community Christian Church (Naperville) and Willow Creek Community Church (South Barrington). Bret and his wife, Ginger, proudly raise their two children in West Dundee.


From Graduation to Transformation, Youth Worker Journal, May 2016

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