Meet the Staff

Simply the best team around!

Carl Redding

Executive Director

Carl served for over 20 years as a Youth Pastor in Pennsylvania, and during this time he developed his love for the Bongiorno Conference Center. He then served as Lead Pastor at Macomb Assembly in Illinois from October of 2017-2021. His wife, Andrea, serves along side of him, and he has 2 daughters, Abigail and Megan. They love spending time together traveling as well as in the outdoors, shopping or having a meal out. They’re passionate about loving their community and serving people. Carl loves to be outdoors in his free time, bowhunting, skiing, kayaking or fishing.

Carl enjoys seeing people grow in their relationship with Christ and loves to see leadership development goals reached in the lives of individuals. Carl truly believes that God has a plan for every person that walks the earth and often finds encouraging words to motivate them to become all that God wants them to be.

Jill Luzier

Guest Services Coordinator

How long have you worked at BCC?
Since 2013

What do you for fun?
Spend time with family. Take beach trips.

What’s one of your proudest moments?

When I see God using our children in ministry.

What is one of your unfulfilled dreams?
Having all of our children living for God and actively serving where He has called them.

If you had no limits what would be your dream vacation?
Travel the world!

What is something God’s been teaching you lately?
The importance and power of prayer.

Durrell Bear

Building & Grounds Director

How long have you worked at BCC?
Since 1989

What do you for fun?
I enjoy outdoor activities; hunting, fishing, camping, biking, riding atvs.

What’s one of your proudest moments?
My proudest moments have been becoming a father for the first and second time.

What is one of your unfulfilled dreams?
My dreams are pretty simplistic I think. I would love to one day own a house on a piece of mountain land or a body of water.

If you had no limits what would be your dream vacation?
Earlier this summer, a friend and I were able to see a small portion of the Western U.S. We would one day love to return with our families for a “no time frame” vacation.

What is something God’s been teaching you lately?
PATIENCE!!!!! It is all too easy for me to get caught up in the task at hand, forgetting how important the people around me really are.

Grisel Jurado

Housekeeping Director

How long have you worked at BCC?
Since 1991

What do you for fun?
I love to sew for fun when I have the time.

What’s one of your proudest moments?
How I got to see how my 2 daughters, Jasmine and Jacqueline, turn out to be loving and caring moms and wives. Most of all, the way they Love the Lord.

What is one of your unfulfilled dreams?

To own my own home

If you had no limits what would be your dream vacation?
2 weeks in Puerto Rico with my entire family

What is something God’s been teaching you lately?
That no matter how bad things seem, to hold on. He will always pull us through. And, he is always on time.