Staff & Leaders

Staff & Leaders

Associate Pastor of Worship & Discipleship

Chris Vang

Having embraced faith in Jesus at the age of 16 through the captivating influence of worship music at a small church in Minnesota, Chris Vang embarked on a quest for deeper spiritual comprehension. This journey led him to pursue a degree in Biblical and theological studies, complemented by a minor in missions. Graduating from the University of Northwestern – St. Paul marked a turning point, as destiny intertwined his path with that of his now-wife, Stephanie. Together, Chris and Stephanie…
Senior Pastor
Pastor John Secrest

John Secrest

Pastor John came to a saving faith in Jesus in 1984 through Campus Crusade for Christ at the University of Kansas. After a season on staff with CCC he and Jessica got married in 1989 and moved to Chicago to attend Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. While getting his MDiv, John served as a pastor at the Arlington Heights EFC (now called the Orchard). The Secrests then served in Budapest, Hungary planting churches with the EFC. After a stint in Business…