Lead Pastor, Kirt Wiggins
Kirt received both his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Wheaton College, but it was his experience building effective missionary teams in 35 countries with International Teams that shaped his heart for the local church. God dramatically called Kirt to leave global ministry to start a different kind of church in the western suburbs of Chicago. Pathway has become a safe place for people to hear the dangerous message of the gospel. Kirt and his wife Jennifer have 3 children: Tim, and his wife Mariah, and their dog Bunny; Madeleine, a student at Gordon College outside of Boston; and Jacob, the tallest Wiggins, a student at York High School.
Pastor of Student and Family Discipleship, Jason Foreman
Jason oversees the youth ministry and missional communities at Pathway. He and his wife, Jessica, live in Villa Park. He grew up in Winfield, IL and was very involved with his church. However, it wasn’t until later in High School that he really started to follow Jesus. When he committed his life to the Lord, his whole life was changed and he knew that God was calling him to pastoral ministry. God led him to study at Elmhurst College where he was a leader in a Christian organization called Cru, as well as a member of the fraternity Alpha Sigma Phi. While in school, God led him to Pathway. Jason recently graduated from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School with a Masters of Divinity focusing on Pastoral Care and Counseling, and Preaching.
Pathfinder Kid's Director, Amy Slennett
Amy was born and raised in the suburbs and is a Chicago girl through and through. She left Chicago to see the world after graduating from Timothy Christian HS, thinking she might never return, but 10 years and 26 countries later, here she is! She graduated from Taylor University with a degree in Elementary Education and went on to serve with Mercy Ships in West Africa as an elementary school teacher. For 3 years, she lived on the world’s largest non-governmental hospital ship, the M/V Africa Mercy, sharing small spaces with 450+ people from 40 different countries, all while exploring Africa. She met her husband, Samuel, while on the “love boat”. They moved here in 2011 for him to attend the Moody Bible Institute. They have 3 children, Isabelle, Isaac and Chloe. Amy loves crafting, traveling to new places, Pumpkin Spice Lattes (and everything that reminds her of fall), and she's always up for an adventure!