Johnny Karesh

Children's Pastor

Born and raised in the Western Suburbs, Avenue has been my home for over a decade. What started as my family’s journey here in 2012 became a personal calling to ministry during my time at Wheaton College. I’ve been serving at Avenue for 3 years now, stepping into the role of Children’s Director in September of 2023. In August of 2023, I married my best friend, Rena, who I met here at Avenue! When we’re not at church, we love spending time outdoors, fishing, quality family time, and intense board game battles.

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