Ronn Read

Lead Pastor

Ronn joined Journey in the Summer of 2016 in an interim role, and after seeing the challenge and opportunity at hand, became a permanent member of the staff in the fall, with the commitment to re-plant Journey Church. He and his wife, Janie, have 5 children, 16 grandchildren, and a scottish terrier. With nearly 40 years experience as a Lead Pastor, Journey is excited to be moving forward with Dr. Read. Ronn is also a Regional Director for Man in the Mirror Ministries, helping churches disciple men.

Ben Read

Family Life Pastor

Ben was brought on board in the fall of 2016 as part of the replanting process. He and his wife, Sarah, have three young children and are thrilled for the future of Journey Church and the ministry to Huntley. Ben has been a Youth Pastor for 12 years and is the co-founder of, which helps train and resource Youth Pastors around the globe.

Susan Thompson

Little Journey Preschool Director