Les Cotton has been involved in campus ministry since 2010. He started teaching Bible studies to visiting scholars from China at the University of Illinois which eventually led to established CMI chapters at Parkland Community College and University of Illinois. Les serves as the pastor of Apostolic Life Church in Urbana, IL and Illinois District CMI Coordinator. He and his wife, Emily, have two children, Brecklyn and Denver. He loves hiking, snowboarding, and spending time with his family.