Meet the Staff

Simply the best team around!
Carl Redding

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

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

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.

Joshua Ferrer

Joshua Ferrer

Food Service Director

How long have you worked at BCC?
July 2021

What do you for fun?
Kayaking, Forza, Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution, watching documentaries.

What’s one of your proudest moments?
Marring my wife. God gives the best gifts and I treasure her.

What is one of your unfulfilled dreams?

Pilot commercial airplanes.

If you had no limits what would be your dream vacation?
I’d like to tour Israel and the surrounding areas. Cross the sea of Galilee a few times. Spend a day fishing there.

What is something God’s been teaching you lately?
The unrivaled strength of prayer. 2 Corinthians 10:4