Pastor Cindi Schimmelpfennig, Pastor of Ministry Development
Cindi graduated from Olivet Nazarene University in 1981 with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education, a Master's program in Church Management, and is an Ordained minister in the Church of the Nazarene.
Cindi is currently serving as the Pastor of Ministry Development at Kankakee First Church . She came to Kankakee First in 1992 and served as the children’s pastor for twelve years. 
Cindi believes that when children are given an environment that communicates the love of Jesus, they will discover and desire the gift of salvation by asking Jesus into their heart. When children are seen as disciples in training, and not as followers in waiting, they will be attracted to living a life of ministry and worship.
Cindi's ministry passion is "for the spiritual formation of today’s family to be a continuous work in progress through worship to God and ministry to others.  She believes that the church is the arena where children, teens, and adults experience how to make worship and ministry a daily lifestyle within their homes and the world around them." Her Hobbies include attending ONU sporting events, following the Chicago Bears, shopping, and watching the Hallmark channel.