Charlie WelkePastor of Young Adults and Bloomington Campus


As the Pastor of Students and Young Adults, I come to Eastview via New Lenox, Illinois. At my wedding reception I found myself sitting at the head table with Leslie and looking out into a room of people who represented every phase of my life as well as the new life about to begin in marriage and it was awesome. I can’t think of a place where I felt like that much of my life was represented in one room. I consider reading a hobby - being a former athlete, I love to work-out, but I’ve always been a closet reader. A good book to me is just as invigorating as a good workout. I am convinced that I can dedicate my entire life to studying and following God and still not know the fullness of Him.