About Us

The Chapel is a place which strives to connect people to an experience with Jesus who changes lives!


Pastors John & Jennifer Cannata

Jenn and I were both raised in Christian homes- she in California and I in the suburbs of Chicago- however we never truly gave our hearts to Jesus during those times. It wasn’t until I was a young adult that I experienced a radical conversion which led me to attend the same Bible school that Jenn was attending.

After graduating Bible school, I was hired as the worship/youth pastor at an inner city church in Chicago, and Jenn and I were married in May 1990. We raised three incredible boys, who are all grown now and out of the house.

I have worked on the staff of three churches for a total of 30 years at just about every conceivable position. This has really prepared me for this new role.

Jenn and I have a great passion for worship and prayer, as well as a message about the grace and love of Jesus. Our lives have been so profoundly impacted by the experiential knowledge of God’s grace and love that we want to share it with others.

At the Chapel we want to create a culture and atmosphere where people can come experience the same. We believe it’s these experiences that cause us to grow in love in faith in Him. We want the Chapel to be a place where people can come together and connect with others to feel a sense of family and strength- a place where anyone can come as they are and get to know Jesus in a powerful way!

We hope you will consider visiting with us in the very near future because we look forward to getting to know you and your story. We meet Saturday nights at 6:00pm.

God’s highest and best be yours in abundance!

Our team


John Cannata


-John Cannata co leads the Chapel with Jennifer. He is responsible for the spiritual development of the congregation and lends his strength in leading worship as he directs our worship teams. John is also responsible for overseeing all operations.


Jennifer cannata

(executive pastor)

-Pastor Jennifer co-leads the Chapel with Pastor John. Jennifer oversees the children’s department, as well as general care for members of our chapel family. She also ministers to women through a biannual women’s meetings and women’s small groups.


Jennifer Walter

(Event Coordinator)

-Jennifer Walter Oversees church wide events to ensure they are coordinated to serve the people of The Chapel.


Thomas Drake

(Youth Director)

Thomas intends to accompany families, with jr. high and senior high age students, on the journey to a personal and realized faith.


Steve & Julie Hernan

Steve and Julie help to ensure that people feel loved and cared for. Whether it be a hospital visit, prayer request or just an encouraging word, Steve and Julie are here to extend the love of Jesus to the people of The Chapel.


Steven Reynolds

(Small Group Coordinator and Technical Advisor)

-Steve facilitates the connection between our small groups and events. And if there is anything electronic or tech related then Steve's our guy.


Judy Skidmore

(Service Coordinator)

-Judy Skidmore coordinates all services for our volunteers at our weekly services.


catherine L

(Digital arts director)

-Catherine L creates our digital media and curates the content for our social media and web presence. Because we believe that we have a message the whole world needs to hear- relevance and clarity are essential.


Our Values