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Meet our staff.

This team of professionals leads us in our worship and work. 

A dedicated cadre of volunteers helps with everything from A to Z. If you need to contact a chairperson or other volunteer, don't hesitate to contact the church office. Our phone number is  (847) 827-5561.

Rev. Hope Chernich

Senior Pastor

"I love to create space for people to connect with God, themselves, and others. As a pastor, I want people to know that they are loved and created in the image of God. We can’t know this or fully flourish on our own. God calls us into relationships with others where we can journey together, live into God's love and grace, and practice a new way of being in this broken world. This is the vital role of the church."


Aaron Franklin

Music Director

“I love to utilize music as a method to help usher people into God’s joy and presence”. 

Aaron is co-founder of Muzicnet School of Music (,  “a network of professional musicians and music educators, committed to instructing musicians, equipping churches, serving communities and restoring integrity to the arts – globally.”


Elizabeth Bowen

Administrative Assistant, Building and Office Staff

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Bruce McIntosh

Custodian, Building and Office Staff 

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