Antioch Area

Fall 2017

Welcome to the Antioch Area Office!
Meet the Antioch Area Kindred Life Ministries group. We are friendly, funny, easy going, and loving. Mostly we are passionate about supporting each other and being the awesome moms and women God created us to be!
Join other teen moms and their children, each Tuesday during the school year from 6:00pm-8:00pm, as we grow together and work towards accomplishing our educational, emotional, and practical goals! Belonging to Kindred Life Antioch means you’ll have access to free services which can include counseling, financial support and life education!
Call or text Program Director Cris Goodfellow at 847-338-8587 if you would like to learn about joining us. Let us help support you to finish school, navigate family and community resources and meet some other terrific moms!

Antioch Area News

Young Family Spotlight

Jocelyn joined Kindred Life in the Spring of 2017.  She and Jose have been together for two years, their son Josiah is 16 months old. They  live with Jose’s parents and four other siblings.  Jocelyn works full time in quality control for a cappuccino manufacturer.  Jose works full-time in sales for a fencing company.  Jose has been one of the five dads that have been part of the emerging young dads program at Kindred Life.  Just last week Jose and Jocelyn were able to have their first joint financial counseling session.  Jocelyn said that they are eager to sit down and plan out how they will manage their money with the tools the counselor gave them and that they are “excited to meet with her again.”  Jocelyn, Jose and Josiah are pictured here with Jocelyn’s mentor Jen.


What’s happening:

Life Education nights for dads are happening!!  We had our first regularly scheduled young dad’s Life Education group in October.  These groups will correspond with our financial counseling nights so that couples have the opportunity to meet the financial counselor together.  Dad’s will continue to be invited to additional co-educational groups in addition to the Dad’s Life Education groups.

We are looking to add an additional financial counselor so that all of our moms and dads have a chance to meet with a financial counselor once a month for as much time as needed.  Please contact Cris Goodfellow, new Antioch Program Director at [email protected] if you are interested in the financial counselor volunteer spot or helping our teens and their children thrive!  

What’s Coming Up

  • Fall Family Open House  – Tuesday, October 24th – 6:30-8pm
  • Donor Dessert – Tuesday, October 24th – 6:30-8pm
  • Swordgirl Conference – Friday, October 27th & Saturday, October 28th
  • New Volunteer & Mentor Training – Monday, November 6th – 6:30-8:30pm @ The Chapel Mundelein

There are lots of ways to get involved and volunteer one time at these special events. Please contact [email protected] for details!

Office Wishes:

  • Meal providers for the fall
  • $10 Walmart gas cards to help get moms to our summer program
  • Care team coordinator

Prayer Requests/Praises:

  • For a Christian counselor for our young moms
  • For the young dad’s Life Education program to flourish
  • For childcare providers on Tuesday evenings so our parents can learn what they need to THRIVE


Blessings to you from the Antioch location of Kindred Life Ministries! I am Cris Goodfellow and I have recently accepted the position of Antioch Program Director over the summer. I’m so excited to begin our fall program year with our families as God has been wanting to take me on an adventure with Him for sometime now. While I started taking steps to going back to Trinity for a Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling, God led me to Kindred Life!  I’m eager to get to know our young families and our team in Antioch.  I look forward to our great adventure ahead!

If I can help in any way, or you have any questions or if you are  looking for a place to serve as a volunteer, please contact me at 847-338-8587 or [email protected]