Jason grew up in Dallas. He attended Arkansas Tech University and Dallas Theological Seminary, and he received his Doctor of Ministry from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Prior to becoming the lead pastor of Evanston Bible Fellowship in 2004, he was the senior pastor of a church in Santa Monica, California. Jason is married to Melissa, and they have six children.
After growing up in Mission Viejo, California, Jon attended Wheaton College. He then completed his Master of Divinity at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Jon has served many years on staff in local churches and in student development at several Christian colleges. He joined EBF as the executive pastor in the fall of 2006. Jon and his wife, Laila, have four daughters.
Norm grew up in Indiana and attended Wheaton College before continuing to complete medical degrees and fellowships from the Indiana University School of Medicine, the University of Colorado, Harvard University, and the University of Illinois. He is a doctor of medicine and worked many years for the University of Illinois as a professor of ophthalmology. Norm and his wife, Joy, have been attending EBF since 1998, and Norm has served as an elder for nine years. Norm and Joy have three children and three grandchildren.
Jerry is from rural Minnesota and attended college in Duluth. He also served in the US Army, becoming a Christian while in the service. Jerry moved to Evanston in 1972 and completed his master's in social work from the University of Illinois. Since then Jerry has worked in a wide range of social work settings, from hospitals to dialysis centers. Jerry and his wife, Wendy, have been a part of EBF for 23 years. Jerry became an elder in 1996. Jerry and Wendy have three children and five grandchildren.
A native Chicagoan, Tom's work as a business development executive has taken him around the world. He returned to Chicago in 1999 and joined the EBF family. Tom has served as a deacon on the pastor search and building committees. He currently helps on the Mover Team and in other ministries. He began serving on the elder board in July 2015. Tom met his wife, Ann Marie, while living in Switzerland. Together they have a son and a daughter.
Originally from St. Louis, Ben grew up throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. He returned to the Midwest to attend Northwestern University. After graduation Ben worked in the field of materials science research for 10 years before earning an MBA from Kellogg School of Management. He currently works as a product manager for Illinois Tool Works. Ben has attended EBF since 2002 and has served in various ministry areas prior to joining the elder board in 2015. Ben and his wife, Stephanie, have three daughters.
Originally from Atlanta, Andy earned his Bachelor of Music Degree from Columbus State University in Georgia. He moved to Evanston to attend Northwestern Univerisity's Bienen School of Music. During graduate school, Andy served as an apprentice in the EBF Launch program. After completing his Master of Music Degree in 2012, Andy began working on staff at EBF. Andy has been married to Brittany since 2010, and they have a son and a daughter.
Rachel grew up in Skokie and graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has served in children's ministry for many years, worked at local schools, and she received her Masters in Education at National-Louis University. She now works as a substitute teacher at the Christian Heritage Academy. She started attending EBF in 2013 and has since served in DoX and the hospitality team. In September 2015, Rachel became the director for children's ministries. Rachel and her husband, Aji, have been married since June 2015.
Job is originally from Rochester, Minnesota, and studied at Moody Bible Institute. After college, Job and his wife, Bethany, joined the staff of Reign Ministires. They have been a part of EBF for nine years. Job began serving as the EBF director for youth ministries in the fall of 2014. Job and Bethany have a daughter and a son.
Ryan grew up in the west suburbs of Chicago and graduated in 2015 from Northwestern University with a degree in music. He is currently pursuing his Master of Divinity at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He began attending EBF in September 2011 and has served as an Ethos community leader since 2013.
A native of the St. Louis area, Pat moved to Chicago to attend Columbia College where he completed a bachelor's degree in Audio, Arts, and Acoustics. He currently designs corporate audio-visual systems. He's been a part of EBF for 14 years and has served as a member of the worship team. Pat joined the staff in 2007 as the technical director. He and his wife, Kelly, have two daughters.
Originally from Ohio, Michelle moved to the area to study accounting at Trinity International University. After graduating, she took a job at a public accounting firm in Chicago where she continues to work full-time. She began attending EBF in 2009 and started working for the church as the financial coordinator in 2010. Michelle and her husband, Andrew, have been married since 2008.
Tim has lived his whole life in the Chicago area. He received his Bachelor of Christian Ministries degree in 2008 and his Master of Divinity in 2013, both from Trinity International Univeristy. While in school, Tim also served as the youth pastor of Mt. Olive Church for six years. Tim began as EBF's church planting resident in August 2015. He and his wife, Abby, have two daughters.