City Of Hope Staff

AJ Jones
Senior Pastor
Born & raised in Chicago, Pastor A.J. has over 18 years of ministerial experience in various ministry roles and pastoral positions. He is an entrepreneur, avid reader, and loves a good movie. Pastor A.J. enjoys spending time with his wife Dawn and enjoys a good conversation, learning new things, meeting new people, exercising, playing basketball, and working with technology. He is a licensed and credential pastor in the Evangelical Covenant Church and hold a Bachelors Degree in Biblical Studies. Pastor AJ is currently pursing a dual Masters of Divinity and Masters in Nonprofit Management degree from North Park University in Chicago, IL . He is committed to helping people discover an authentic relationship with God and passionate about serving and meeting the needs of the community.
Dawn Jones
Women's Ministry
You can call her a jack of all trades, She is a wife, mother, playwright, and a woman of faith, whose personal testimony of perseverance has blessed many lives. Dawn is no stranger to serving in the church. She has been involved in and served in the areas of Women’s Ministry, Children’s Ministry, Student Ministry, Hospitality, & Evangelism. She has a passion for women, young people, the hurting, and the lost.
Jayme McKeel
Worship Leader
Jayme McKeel serves as the Worship Leader for City of Hope Covenant Church.
Kelly Manges
Spirtual Director
Kelley is the eternal optimist who always looks on the bright side of things. She is convinced that her overflowing glass is a direct result of God’s love. Her response to that love has been to devote her life to service. Kelley has served in various Church leadership roles including Youth group leader and Sunday school teacher. She is presently in the process of becoming a volunteer with Cook County Jail Ministry. Kelley has a BA in Communications from Purdue University and a Masters in Criminal Justice from Lewis University.