• Faith's Church council

    10 Elders and 11 Deacons make up the church council which is the governing body of our congregation.

  • Rev. Matthew Lanser


    Pastor Matthew has been a pastor at Faith since 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.




    Dr. David Armstrong is currently Faith's Interim Pastor of Care for the 2021-2022 ministry year. David provides pastoral care for the congregation together with Pastor Matthew and the elders. He also preaches, and leads worship occasionally and also participates in other ministries as opportunities arise.



    SUMMER Pastor

    Mac has been at Timothy Christian Schools since 1999. Currently, he teaches high school Bible in the morning and middle school Bible in the afternoon. He also coordinates both middle school and high school chapels. Mac graduated from Trinity Christian College in 1987 with degrees in business and theology. He then earned an M.Div. at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Mac has been married to Jeanne since 1992. They have two children: Timothy who serves full-time with YWAM in the Orlando, Florida area, and Ellie, in graduate school outside of Boston, focusing on Biblical Languages and the Old Testament. Mac enjoys teaching the Bible, exploring and learning about trees!



    You can reach the Faith CRC office Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at 630-279-1776 or by emailing the church office.


  • Donna Erdman & Jan Slinkman


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

  • Al & Pat Tobin


    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.