Staff


Julian is a Morehouse College/Univ. of Chicago Divinity School alum, known to many as hip hop artist "J.Kwest." (Click name to read Pastor Julian's full bio)


Jean manages the office and so much more...she brings 30+ years of nonprofit experience and wisdom

Charles is committed to sharing his gift of music as an active part of worship to spread God’s love and to inspire others.

Ramona Gant Bamgbose, Youth Director


Ramona is passionate about creating safe and fun spaces for young folks to form and share their faith.

Vince is an ordained deacon and real estate professional who advocates and provides oversight of the church building.

Joe Brown, Maintenance


Joe is a wizard at repairs, and his ministry extends far beyond this building. Ask him about a service project or "Real Men Read"

Callie Patikas, Nursery


Callie is a licensed caregiver who manages our nursery. Kids BEG their parents to come to church to be with her.

Erica is a MDiv student from Chicago Theological Seminary

Richard is a MDiv student at McCormick Theological Seminary

Diamond Mitchell, Nursery


Diamond is a licensed caregiver who loves our children and helps lead our Sacred Circle program for 3-5 year olds