Board of Directors
Maryann Koliopoulos is a 2006 Graduate of Charis Bible College.
Joyce Scott came to Power Connection in 2004 with twenty years of project and business management experience in a wide variety of challenging organizational environments, including serving as the Public Relations Director for The Drake Hotel in Chicago, and managing office operations and publicity communications for a popular Schubert Theater production. Joyce leverages her background in TV commercial production and audition planning, and managing the business activities of a growing commercial photography studio to organize and deploy the resources of Power Connection. She leads an army of volunteers to monthly provide quality food items, donated by area stores, to over 2000 people. In addition, as a fund raising tool, she uses her creative eye and sales acumen to assemble and sell premium gift baskets.
Caroline currently works for MB Financial Bank as a Customer Service Manager and is attending Charis Bible College this fall. She loves volunteering at Power Connection especially on Angel Food Days!
Retired Senior Citizen who Loves golfing and helping out at church and POWER Connection. Dave also runs a home business, teaching people to shop online and make money doing it.
Jerry Basel was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and was a 1976 graduate of Central Bible College with a BA degree in Bible and Theology with minors in psychology and history. He has been very involved in leadership positions through out his life. Coaching basketball, softball and baseball along with directing a basketball league he has provided leadership through these programs. As director for week long summer camps for the past 27 years he has overseen large groups of people as well as managed the leadership. Jerry also led three humanitarian trips; Juarez, Mexico; Mexico City, Mexico; Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies. In 2003 he founded a not-for-profit training center called POWER Connection.
Ken Hansen has been the Lead Pastor of Living Water Community Church in Bolingbrook, IL for the past eighteen years. He is a graduate of Central Bible College and the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. Ken and his wife Chrystal have three children Ryan, Renee and Eric.
Barb Wunschl is a quick study, take-charge woman with a tireless servant’s heart. Beginning in high school where she worked for three years as a server at the Hinsdale Oasis, she moved to a line worker job at the Borse Plastics factory in Willowbrook. Within her fours years there she was moved up to floor manager. Missing the connection with people that food provides, she left the factory floor to become the chef at May’s Lake Village and to take charge of shopping, preparing, and serving meals for the Franciscan Fathers of Oak Brook for two years. Later, Barbara added to her considerable patter of serving the position as private chef for The Association of Retarded Citizens in Bellwood where she prepared individualized meals for people as needed.
Barb first learned about volunteering at POWER Connection in September 2006 while attending Living Water Community Church. Barb began using her enthusiasm for serving by faithfully working full days at POWER Connection’s Monthly Food Pantry as well as collecting donations. Barb used her talents of organization and administrative skills to help start and oversee the new weekly Extension food Pantry in June of 2008, which takes place three days a week.
For the past 24 years, this now mother of three and grandmother of five and has continued to faithfully serve people in restaurants in the western suburbs of Chicago. She continues to serve as Director of POWER Connection’s Extension Food Pantry.
Georgia has a passion for those in need in our community. She has been a volunteer with POWER Connection since 2005, she has helped with many projects and is an integral part in working to open the clothing pantry.
Georgia has lived in the area since 1986 and is currently an Area Project Supervisor with DuCAP, a non-profit that serves youth and family in the Bolingbrook and Romeoville areas. Georgia has served youth and families for over 25 years and is a member of the Exchange Club of Bolingbrook, The Take Back the Night committee, the Kiwanis of Bolingbrook/Romeoville, the Bolingbrook/Romeoville Homeless Youth Coalition, the Romeoville Youth coalition and the Bolingbrook/Romeoville Character Counts Coalition.
Georgia is also involved with the Chamber of Commerce in Bolingbrook and Romeoville, serving as a senior ambassador with the Bolingbrook Chamber and as co-chair of the luncheon committee for the Romeoville Chamber.
She is driven by her love of her Lord and one of her life verses, which is: 1 Peter 4:10 Use whatever gifts you have received to serve others faithfully.