Harold Trujillo, Chair
Harold currently serves as a regional director for Bible League International, a post that involves advisory work and outreach with church planting, Bible studies, and pastor development, around the world. He is also the Spanish Ministries pastor at Emmanuel Bible Church, a congregation in Berwyn, Illinois. Harold joined the Board in 2016, and first connected with this ministry more than 15 years ago when his brother was incarcerated.
Joe Agnello, Vice Chair
Joe is a Chicago area attorney, concentrating in real estate and transactional law, with a criminal prosecution and defense background, and often volunteers with advising people in need when navigating the justice system. He joined the Board in 2012 and served as chair from 2014 to 2016. Joe attends Village Church of Bartlett.
Jeanette Spurgis, Secretary-Treasurer
Jeanette spent over 30 years as a small business owner in Wheaton, Illinois, and managed the business’ finances. She attends Willow Creek Community Church and has participated in many mission trips to an orphanage in Mexico. Jeanette joined the Board in 2015, and helps women transition out of incarceration by teaching classes at a women’s prison. When not volunteering, she is a regular attender at Radical Time Out™ and enjoys spending time with her grandchildren.
Mark is our newest member, joining the board in January 2022. A game designer and lead programmer for the arcade game company Play Mechanix, Mark has a passion for global and local missions. He is an active member of Church of the Resurrection in Wheaton and regularly visits inmates at the DuPage County Jail. Mark is an official volunteer with the Illinois Department of Corrections and coordinates Koinonia House Ministries’ volunteer training for ministries within correctional facilities.
Chuck owns and operates several Culver’s restaurant franchises in the Chicago suburbs. He is an elder at Glen Ellyn Bible Church and has shared his expertise in strategic planning and management, both with Koinonia House Ministries and his church. Chuck has mentored several post-prison believers and often joins in prison visits. He first joined the Board in 2013 and served as chair from 2017-2020.
Rodney’s first board meeting was on the six-year anniversary of his release from prison in 2014. He first connected with the ministry 25 years ago, while serving a 50-year sentence. Today, he is building an HVAC and refrigeration business, and is active in the prison and prayer ministries at his church, New Life Covenant. He joins our ministry teams in prison visits and hopes to go into full-time ministry in the future.
Manny Mill, CEO
Manny serves as chief executive officer and board member of Koinonia House Ministries, which was birthed out of his own incarceration and post-prison experiences. He serves alongside the board, staff and volunteers in seeking the salvation of our neighbors in prison and their continued discipleship out of prison. (For a more complete biography, click here.)
Jon, an elder at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lombard, is a senior executive at Darwill, Inc., a full-service marketing agency headquartered in the Chicago suburbs with clients around the country. Jon has been active in several ministry organizations beyond his church, including Good News Jail and Prison Ministry, and often joins our volunteer teams in prison visits. He joined the Board in 2020.
Pat is a commercial and residential real estate consultant, developer, and investor, having built his real estate brokerage company, RealtyWorks, over more than 30 years in the northern Illinois market. He has served as an elder at his church, Village Church in Bartlett, Illinois. Pat joined the Board in 2012.
A Board member since 2012, Bob is an estate-planning attorney in the Chicago area, specializing in financial planning, tax advisory, and family and business planning. He is an experienced in-prison volunteer, ministering regularly in Cook County Jail, and other corrections facilities in Illinois, over many years. He is active at The Orchard Church in Arlington Heights, Illinois.
Kathy has been a member of the Board since 2011, and currently leads the children’s and family ministry programs at Wellspring Alliance Church in Wheaton. She previously served on the staff at Christ Church of Oak Brook, in adult and children’s ministries, and was in leadership for many years with Bible Study Fellowship.