CI Council

Meet the beautiful and handsome leaders of CI 2014:


Director of Operations
Mark Bibat (Edison Park UMC)

Mark Bibat is currently a Depaul University student who is pursuing his dreams in becoming a Network Security Director. He served as the Technical Committee Chair of NIC-CI in 2013, wherein he was in charge of finding venues for events and making sure everything was safe and secured.

He is a very friendly and trustworthy person who believes that everyone deserves to be heard. He also believes that God has a plan for each and every one of us. Everything happens for a reason, whether we like it or not, it is there to make us into a better person. He believes God chose him to be in this team because he knows he can do the job and believes in him.

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Joash Mencias (St. John’s UMC)

Joash is ecstatic to be part of the Christmas Institute Council. As the Program Director in 2013, Joash led designing the engaging theme and exciting activities for the camp. In addition to his work with Christmas Institute, Joash serves as a Kindergarten Sunday School teacher and pianist of St. John’s United Methodist Church in Oak Park, IL.

Joash currently studies Mass Communications at the College of DuPage and hopes to pursue a future career in journalism. Joash enjoys reading periodicals, watching films, and keeping up with the Kardashians.

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Ann Mitra (Edison Park UMC)

“Happy is the person who learns to wait as he prays and never loses his patience, for God’s time is the best time.”

Ann has lived a life of joy and challenges as a leader and child of Christ. Aside from her leadership position in CI, she is also Edison Park’s Youth Treasurer. In 2013, she served as the chair of CI’s Secretariat Committee.

Ann is currently attending Oakton Community College (OCC) to pursue a career in Physical Therapy. She is leading the Filipino Club at OCC for 3 years at the moment. If she’s not studying or attending meetings, Ann likes to play volleyball or go ballroom dancing. Ann believes that disappointments are GOD’s way of saying “I’ve got something better!” For her the secret of life is to be patient, live life, have faith. Whenever you see Ann sad, get her a Starbuck’s frapp and you’ll surely make her day.