Lead Pastor– Jeff Cole

Meet Pastor Jeff

Pastor Jeff has been the Lead Pastor of Prairie Chapel since 2010. ;He has served as the worship leader for the church since it was planted in 2000. He loves God and people. Fun, loving, and friendly, you can always expect a friendly smile and a warm welcome from our energetic pastor.
Pastor Jeff graduated from Skyline High School in 1986 where he met and eventually married his high school sweet heart, Melissa. He and Melissa have two college aged children-Corbin and Chloe. They are madly in love and enjoy doing ministry work together.
Pastor Jeff grew up in the church and accepted Christ as his savior at the age of 13. During his later teenage years he left the church and did not attend for over 15 years. It wasn’t until he and Mellissa had their first child and moved back into the Urbana community that he started attending church again.
“I am someone who has been there and done that. You’re a lot more compassionate if you have been in someone else’s shoes.” he explains, “I feel I have a pretty good perspective of people and where they might be in their lives and in their faith journeys. I just like to keep it real. The grace of God, my experiences both good and bad, along with my upbringing and education has prepared me well for pastoral leadership.”
In his free time Pastor Jeff enjoys writing, music, the outdoors, and traveling. He is a graduate of Skyline High School, has a BFA in Theater from UCM in Warrensburg, MO, and completed his Course of Study education at Saint Paul School of Theology in Leewood, KS.
Youth Pastor– Zac Vader

Meet Pastor Zac