Ministers and Shepherds

Brian Prewitt


Brian Prewitt joined the staff at Cardinal Drive Church of Christ in 2013. He is a graduate of Rice University, the University of Virginia School of Law, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Prior to entering full-time ministry, Brian served as a prosecutor in North Carolina. Brian is married to Beth and has three children, Lily, Larry and Sarah. He is an avid movie lover, a guitarist and runner, and is training his kids to love Cardinals baseball and Star Wars. Brian has also served as a Shepherd at Cardinal Drive since 2019.

Rob Carris

Youth & Family Minister

Rob and his wife Molly are native Detroiters, and both are graduates of Harding University. Rob received his B.A. in Youth & Family Ministry in 2001, and in the summer of 2002, they moved up to the Chicagoland area to work with teens of Cardinal Drive. Rob & Molly have a daughter named Zoe and two sons named Gage and Truett.  Rob loves graphic design, music, muscle cars, and is a loud supporter of the Chicago Bears.  Rob has also served as a Shepherd at Cardinal Drive since 2019.

Wes Cunningham


Wes and Joyce first met in the second grade and were married in 1970. They have one daughter, Alysia, who lives in Texas, and three granddaughters. Joyce is a retired teacher and Wes has retired from Sears Holdings Corporation after a 43-year career. They have been members of the Cardinal Drive Church of Christ since 1990.

Chris Smith


Chris and Susie Smith met in the campus ministry group at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and were married in 1991. Susie is a nurse at Field Middle School and Chris is a chemical engineer, employed by Winland Foods. They have three children, Ty, Caleb, and Emily and have attended Cardinal Drive since 1992.