Chris Ellerman

Meet Chris Ellerman, CEO

Chris Ellerman is the Chief Executive Officer of Outreach Community Ministries (OCM), a faith-based, community service organization that was formed in 1973 by a coalition of churches in Wheaton, IL as a service to their community.

Chris graduated from Wheaton College in 1975 with a B.A. in Sociology and graduated from George Williams College in 1977 with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. From 1978 forward, Chris and his wife Carlene have opened their home to homeless teens and young adults and together have transitioned over 70 young people into adulthood through their family-based mentorship work. For the past twenty years, his work has focused exclusively on ministry leadership and holistic, compassion ministry development.

Today OCM is a substantial organization sponsoring five faith-based community service organizations in collaboration with over 25 partner churches, serving the most vulnerable residents in DuPage County.