Interim Senior Pastor Tim Bowman came to Living Grace Community Church from Interim Pastor Ministries. Tim and his wife, Patti, have 5 adult children (& their spouses) plus 3 grandsons and 2 granddaughters. Their children are Krissy (neo-natal intensive care travel nurse based in San Antonio), Bethany (Major in the Army & a pediatric ICU nurse at Ft. Lewis, Washington; married to Adam, has son, Aiden & is due with her second in May), Rachel (dental hygienist, married to Austin who owns Cutters Landscaping, has 2 sons, Dane & Seth, and lives in Elmhurst, IL), Hannah (graduate of Trinity International, lives at home, & is a nanny), and John (2nd Lieutenant in Marines, married to Sarah, based in Pensacola). Patti has been a Registered Nurse, a nurse educator (most recently for Olivet Nazarene University), and is now a Family Nurse Practitioner. Prior to coming to LGCC Pastor Tim was the Interim Senior Pastor at Hastings Evangelical Free Church in Nebraska, Senior Pastor at Grace Bible Church in Elmhurst, Senior Pastor at Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church in Casper, Wyoming, and Pastor of Youth and Christian Education at Grace Bible Church in Owosso, Michigan. Pastor Tim has a Bachelor of Science in Missions from Liberty University and the Master of Divinity, Master of Theology and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Pastor Tim is an avid Chicago Cubs fan, enjoys hunting and likes to work in his yard. 

Feel free to contact Pastor Tim through the church office at 847-639-7566 or by sending him an email.




Pastor Cory Shreve joined us as our Pastor of Family Ministries on January 1st, 2012.  Prior to coming to Living Grace, Cory served as the Associate Pastor of Student Ministries at Annandale Free Church in Annandale, MN.

In 2001, Pastor Cory graduated Cum Laude from Crown College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biblical Studies, Youth Ministry and Social Science. In May of 2016, Pastor Cory graduated Cum Laude with a Masters degree in Theological Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Pastor Cory is also ordained as a Minister of the Gospel by the Evangelical Free Church of America.

Pastor Cory has a consuming zeal and love for the whole family. His ministry is marked by a God-given vision and calling to assist in the formation of families founded on divine priorities and and to disciple others to abide in Christ.

Cory and his wife, Heather, have a very energetic family of five with a daughter Heidi and twin boys Caden and Colby.  Together the Shreves enjoy the outdoors, hunting and fishing, watching outdoor movies in the backyard, biking and taking part in obstacle course mud runs!

 You can contact Pastor Cory through the church office at 847-639-7566 or by sending him an email.




Andy Nilsson serves as Pastor of Congregational Care and Facilities Manager . A former building contractor by trade, God has given Andy a special gift of caring for the hurting which led our church to ask him to serve on staff.   He has been a member of our church for over thirty years. Through a series of very difficult medical issues, God has used Andy to minister to others in some very special ways during times of crisis.

Feel free to contact Pastor Andy through the church office at 847-639-7566 or by sending him an email.

Luke Pearson, Worship director


Luke joined us as our part-time Worship Director in February 2019. He is currently a student at Judson University studying Music and Entrepreneurship. He has a heart for worship and has been serving in the worship ministry since he was a 6th grader. His a genuine passion for serving Christ is visible in all he does. Luke is proficient in many instruments and he is also able to guide others in how to display excellence in their craft. Some of his worship skills include: Music performance, worship leading, spiritual leadership, music producing, communication, and technology. He has served at a Worship Leader at several other churches prior to Living Grace.

You can contact Luke through the church office at 847-639-7566 or by sending him an email. 


Our Administrative Assistant is available to help you and answer any questions you may have by calling the church office at 847.639.7566 or by sending her an email

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Fax:  847.639.7598