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. In her free time she works training Raina Comfort Dog, loves wakeboarding, reading, writing short stories, composing worship songs, long walks in nature and spending time with her husband, friends, and family. Her passion to help other’s know the Jesus she loves is reflected in her original song, Crucified Hero.
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 since an early age, growing and learning under teachers such as Chuck Swidoll, Erin Lutzer, David Jeremiah and countless other spiritual leaders. 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.
Bob is a retired member of The International Union of Elevator Constructors. He worked as an Elevator Constructor for over 50 years. Bob also was a part time officer of his local union for 9 years and served on the retirement dinner dance committee for 15 years. A down-to-earth gentleman, Bob’s years of knowledge and experience bring wisdom to the FOG leadership team. Bob also serves as a regular drummer with the FOG Praise Team bringing a spirit of worship and energy to our celebration services.
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.
Dawn has worked in the legal field for many years and brings a wealth of knowledge to the Fields of Grace leadership team. Her love for God, ministry, and the welfare of others is clearly evident in her life. Dawn brings a balanced perspective to the team with a genuine spirit of compassion and servant leadership. She is a strong advocate for those who are hurting. She possesses the solid gift of listening to issues while offering wisdom and godly counsel. She is a mother and grandma and enjoys spending time with her family. Dawn loves God, her husband, dogs, nature, sewing, and happens to also be an amazing baker and cook.
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.
Chris has been a leader for over 24 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
Raina Comfort Dog, as many of our regular members know, endured a life threatening trauma when she was at the tender age of 5-months old. Some days she just wants comfort herself and we have discovered that her sister, retired comfort dog Meika, actually serves as a comfort dog for Raina. Therefore, you may see both pups at services on any given Sunday morning. Even our beloved animals need comfort from time to time. Isn’t it wonderful how God gives us all the opportunity to love and care for each other and His beautiful creatures? God is indeed good!