Leadership & Staff

  • church council

    Elders and Deacons at Faith CRC make up the church council which is the governing body of our congregation. 

    Contact Vice President of Council

  • Dr. Greg Schuringa

    Senior Pastor

    Dr. Schuringa has been a pastor at Faith CRC since 2002 and has served as Senior Minister since 2009. He did his undergraduate studies at Dordt College, a Christian college in Iowa, and graduated from the University of California at San Diego. He received both his M.Div. and Ph.D. from Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His doctoral work was in the history of the church and theology. His great desire is to see churches and Christians today with a balanced biblical faith that includes vibrant biblical teaching, an ardent love for God and people, a zeal for sharing the Good News, and a resolve to live all of life in service to Jesus. To that end, Pastor Greg serves at Faith CRC especially by giving primary leadership to the church and taking the lead in preaching and worship, but also through involvement in the full range of pastoral activities. Pastor Greg has family roots in Chicago, but was born in northwest Indiana, and has lived in Philadelphia, west Michigan, the Netherlands, and southern California. He has been married to Sarah since 1997, a native of Rockford, Michigan. Sarah is a graduate of Reformed Bible College (now Kuyper College) and received her M.A. in Educational Ministries from Calvin Seminary. She enjoys being involved at Faith in a variety of ways and is a true partner in ministry with Pastor Greg. Sarah is a full-time mom. God has blessed the Schuringa’s with four daughters: Olivia, Hannah, Sophia, and Adrianna. Please call Pastor Greg at 630-279-1776 or email him. 


  • Rev. Matthew Lanser

    Pastor OF Congregational Life

    Pastor Matthew began his ministry here at Faith CRC as Minister of Congregational Life at the beginning of 2014. He enjoys preaching, teaching, pastoral care, evangelism, and helping people to know and to follow Jesus more fully. Matthew grew up in Denver, and still sometimes misses the mountains (though Chicago’s skyline makes for a pretty cool horizon too). He went to Trinity Christian College in the Chicagoland area, and received his M.Div from Calvin Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Matthew then spent several years as a missionary in Nigeria. He worked with a rapidly growing group of churches in a remote area, where his primary tasks were to mentor indigenous missionaries and train local church leaders. After returning from Nigeria, Matthew earned a second masters’ degree from Calvin Seminary (this time focusing on how people interpret the Bible), and then accepted a call to serve here at Faith CRC. Matthew has been married to Laura since 2005. Laura has worked as a nurse in a variety of settings, but is currently a stay-at-home mom. They have three sons (David, Micah and Ezra), so Matthew reads a lot of kids’ books and has a great excuse to play with Legos. Please call Pastor Matthew at 630-279-1776 or email him.


  • Jonathan BArney

    Director of Youth Ministries

    Jonathan is the Director of Youth Ministries at Faith CRC. Originally a native of the San Francisco area, he received his B.A. in Christian Formation and Ministry and a minor in Bible from Wheaton College in 2009. Afterward, Jonathan interned in college ministry at a Wheaton church through 2011. Until 2013, he participated in evangelistic ministry with Youth For Christ in Wheaton to junior high students. Most recently, Jonathan was a Youth Pastor at an Evanston church and lived in Chicago with his family from 2013-2016. Jonathan has a big heart for students, whether it is investing in their lives through discipleship at a local fast food restaurant, or staying up all night and eating sour candy at a Lock-in, he is passionate about building relationships with students. His greatest desire is to explore with students the depths of the beauty of the gospel in the person of Jesus Christ and His Word. Jonathan enjoys spending quality time with friends and family, hanging out in coffee shops, reading, watching and playing soccer and fire pits. Jonathan met his wife Chelsea at Wheaton College and they married in 2010. They have two children, Hazel and Isaiah. Please call or email Jonathan at 630-279-1776.

  • Karen folkerts & NIKI TAZELAAR

    Administrative Assistants

    Faith CRC's Administrative Assistants can be reached in the office or by phone Monday through Thursday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM and Friday's from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM at 630-279-1776 or by emailing the church office.


  • Donna Erdman & Jan Slinkman

    OrganistS/Pianists

    Donna Erdman and Jan Slinkman serve as organists and pianists here at Faith CRC.

  • Al & Pat Tobin

    Custodians

    Al and Pat, originally from the west suburbs of Chicago, are long-time members of Faith CRC. They have been on staff at Faith CRC since 2004. The Tobins can be contacted at the church office at 630-279-1776.

Ministry Leaders

  • Lambert Bronger

    Cadets Boys Club

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  • ChristY Hooker

    Children's Church

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  • AL DE LOS SANTOS

    Chair of deacons

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  • Ray MIDDEL

    VP Of Elders

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  • FlORY HovinG

    GEMS GIRLS CLUB

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  • Matthew Lanser

    Men's Ministries

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  • Don OoStman

    Missions

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  • Bob Loerop

    Music Ministries

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  • Rev. Greg ScHuringa

    Prayer

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  • Allison Sowers

    Nursery

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  • Herm Vander Naald

    Small Groups

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  • GRace Harbaugh

    Stephen Ministry

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  • Joy Hoving

    Sunday School

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  • Sarah Schuringa

    Women's Ministries

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