Church Leadership


Minister Matt Wolf

Is a native of Merion, PA, a quick drive from Philadelphia. Though he loves the Philly sports teams (as well as the Cubs), he is even more passionate about the Gospel. Matt attended Arizona State University and earned a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism. After receiving a Master’s in Education in 2000, he worked as a 5th grade teacher for 12 years. Shortly thereafter, Matt answered God’s call to ministry, as he completed his Master’s of Divinity program at Amridge University. Matt spent 2013-2016 serving as the minister at the King of Prussia Church of Christ (near Philadelphia) and the Kandiyohi Church of Christ (in west-central Minnesota). He is thrilled to be part of the Cherry Hill family. To reach Matt directly, call him at (815) 514-0202, or send him an e-mail at

Elder Frank Pretzel

Has served as an elder at the Cherry Hill Church of Christ since 2003. He was born and raised here in Illinois, serving in the U.S. Army from 1965-1967, and then working as a carpenter. Frank and his wife Linda are blessed with three children: Carolyn, Steven, and Frankie.

Elder Dan Schliffka

Has worshipped at Cherry Hill since moving into the New Lenox area in 2003. He is retired from the United States Air Force and is currently an Air Force JROTC instructor at Lincoln-Way Central and West High Schools. He and his wife, Cindy, have four children, two children-in-laws and one grandson. Additionally Dan enjoys teaching the Junior and High School students of the congregation.

Elder Tom Guinn

Was baptized in July,1966, at the Blue Island Church of Christ. Tom served in the U.S. Navy from 1968-1972 as an aviation electronics technician. He met his wife Cathy in 1971 and they were married in September, 1973. They have been blessed with two sons and two granddaughters. Before serving at Cherry Hill, Tom was a deacon at the South Holland Church of Christ. Tom has called Cherry Hill his church home since 2006.

Deacon Philip Juarez

Addresses the physical needs of the members of the Lord’s church and serves as a deacon of worship leaders.

Deacon Jack Koszela

Is in charge of building maintenance and organizing men’s duties for worship services.