About Our Leaders

The Center Leadership
Kelly Corcoran
Kelly Corcoran
Executive Director

Kelly Corcoran currently resides in Shorewood, IL and is the proud mother of two talented young women. She is a gifted shepherd with a passion for connecting with and serving the teens of The Center. Her commitment to them is apparent as they flourish under her leadership. She has been one of the few constants in many of their lives.

Kelly has had the opportunity to serve as a teacher both in Guatemala and Thailand. She has served the local community through Joliet Cares, Joliet Alive, Wellsprings of Freedom, and the local food pantry. She has a Masters of Education in International Teaching from Framingham State College, a BA degree from Olivet Nazarene University, and is fluent in Spanish.

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David Hill
Board Member

David Hill has been in numerous leadership positions for charitable organizations since 2001. He is a resident of Shorewood, where him and his wife of 30+ years have raised their four children. David is a graduate from Lewis University where he earned a BS with honors in Business Administration.

David has a heart for ministry and sharing the truth of God’s word — whether in the pulpit or in the community. David works in the financial services industry in Joliet where he is able to advise clients on financial matters from a Biblical perspective. He looks forward to what God has in store for The Center and how he will be able to serve.

Kelly Corcoran
Jay Peters
Board President

Jay attended Moody Bible Institute and graduated from Christian Life College.

He is the founder of Alleyway Studios – a Christian film and media company – and Jay’s Tree and Shrub Care, a landscaping company.

Jay lives on mission; everywhere he goes he brings Jesus and is always ready to passionately share what the Lord is doing! Jay is intentional about spreading the Gospel, praying for the sick, broken, and oppressed, and discipling young believers. He volunteers at The Center regularly, is a small group leader, speaker, and has gone to camp with The Center.

Jay and his wife Esther (happily married since 1992), live in Matteson, IL and they have three children.