Brent Salm - Senior Minister

Brent has been serving at College Park in a variety of roles for 28 years. He has led as their youth minister, associate minister and currently serves as their lead pastor. Brent is married to Debra (32 years) and they have five children, a daughter-in-law, two son-in-laws, four granddaughters, and an Australian Shepherd. Besides spending time with his family, Brent enjoys trips to the family farm, tennis, pickleball, and mission trips. Growing up on a farm and raising sheep, one of his favorite Bible passages is the words of Jesus from John 10:11...

"I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep."

Brent's hope and desire is that you would

come to know The Good Shepherd...Jesus!

J.P. Hill - Student Minister

JP has served at College Park for 15 years in various roles including youth leader,  Sunday school teacher, and elder. He joined the staff in 2018 in the role of Student Minister. He has been involved in leading youth, preaching and teaching in various capacities for 38 years – much of it alongside his wife, Kathy (32 Years). He believes in helping people of all ages understand how incredibly valued and loved they are by God - and how incredible a life walking with Jesus can be. Ephesians 3:20, 21 (The Message)

God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine

or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around

but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.

Shannon Busick - Administrative Assistant & Brand Manager

Shannon began attending CPCC in 2005 as a "not-yet believer" and ended up giving her life to Christ through baptism here in 2006! She is mom to Alexis (age 21), Treyton (Senior), and has been married to her husband, Paul, for 9 years. Shannon is also a proud Grandma to Alaia (age 3). Outside of serving at College Park, Shannon owns FlyDesign, a small graphic design business she began in 2011, which helps local small businesses develop their visual brand identities. CPCC is blessed to have her leading us forward in this area.

You can also find Shannon serving with our cpKids! Ministry, and if she has any spare time, reading, writing, spending time with her family and curling up on the couch watching Netflix with her dog, cat and husband. Shannon has love for the whole Word of God, but says her "life-verses" are embodied by the entire chapter of Romans 8, which she encourages you to go read!

Bob Mitchell - Worship Minister

Bob serves part-time as the Worship Minister at CPCC and coordinates our weekly worship opportunities, as well as, special seasonal worship experiences. He loves to see the creative artistry of The Creator reflected in others. Bob is also employed by The Salvation Army of McLean County, where he serves as Office Manager and Assistant Volunteer Coordinator.

A favorite Bible passage is found in 1 Peter 1:8 & 9: Though you have not seen Him, you love Him; and even though  you do not see Him now, you believe in Him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls. 

Cory Merriman - Children's Minister

Cory and his wife Emily have 3 children, Emmett, Alana, and Daisy.  Cory has been involved with CPCC since 2008, when he met his wife, Emily, who has been attending here since childhood.  Cory has faithfully served in CPCC's Children's Ministry for almost 15 years and has since transitioned from a heavily invested volunteer, into a part-time staff role as Children's Minister. 


Cory has been following Christ since the age of 18 when he fully gave his heart to Jesus and asked Him to be his Lord.  Cory is passionate about sharing Jesus with both kids and adults and challenging them to grow as disciples of Jesus.  Cory's favorite bible passage is Galatians 5:22-25, "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self control; against such things there is no law..."