Jeanine serves as the Lead Pastor for Fields of Grace. She has over 30 years of ministry experience as a speaker and worship leader. She studied vocal performance at the University of Chicago and attended the North Central Theological Seminary. She is passionate about prayer, praise, and pointing others to Jesus. She believes in living an authentic, transparent life and is dedicated to helping grow disciples for Jesus Christ.
Said Jeanine, “I have the joy and privilege of shepherding God’s amazing people, sharing His grace, leading worship, and helping make disciples for Jesus Christ. I wouldn’t have it any other way!”
Paul has been walking with the Lord for many years, having spent countless hours as a young boy watching Billy Graham Crusades on television with his Dad. Paul has served as a sound technician for over thirty years and continues to serve in this capacity today. He is a strong presence in ministry, genuinely cares for others, and serves selflessly with a calm joy. Paul brings a spiritual maturity and focused vision to the team.
Ever since Deb was a little girl, she’s cared for and wanted to encourage others; “I believe it’s something that has been instilled in me by the Holy Spirit.” Deb is blessed to have been raised in a wonderful Christian home, with caring, loving parents and family who love the Lord. She has always sensed great contentment in serving others and experiencing true J.O.Y. by putting; Jesus first, Others second and Your(her)self last.
Deb has been an early childhood professional most of her adult life. She also managed women’s clothing stores and loves fashion. In her spare time, she creates beautiful jewelry pieces where she can use her creativity and eye for detail. One of her favorite Scripture passages is Numbers 6:24-26, as it is a blessing to be shared with others.
Chris has been a leader for over 21 years, serving in several ministries including both Junior High and Senior High youth group, teaching Sunday school, and leading a ladies Bible study. Chris has been given the gift of encouragement and humor. She enjoys laughing, interacting with people, praying with and lifting others up. She is quick to look for both joy and blessings in life and help others do the same.
The scripture verse that personally mean a lot to her is Jeremiah 29:11-13, followed by Psalm 46:10.
Chris believes prayer is a spiritual weapon and an important part of the armor that God has given each of us. “Prayer gives confidence, protection, and comfort to all who draw near to the Lord.” James 4:8
Lisa is a Professor of Adolescent Psychology with Masters Degrees in both Religion and Counselling Psychology. She is a pastor’s wife and mother of three boys, but also something of a rock ‘n’ roll chick who wears a leather jacket given to her by the late Christian rock legend Larry Norman. Lisa is currently teaching at Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois as an adjunct professor in the Psychology Department.
Lisa is an accomplished vocalist and songwriter, and founder of Strong Tree Productions, helping artists grow and find their voice. Lisa believes in celebrating the love and grace of Jesus, living each day in prayer; sharing her Sweet, Sweet Song of Salvation.