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. Cory was born and raised in Rockford, Illinois. At the age of 17, he accepted Christ as his Savior and Lord, and he committed his life to God. Shortly thereafter Cory was accepted out into the Phoenix Master's Commission. After serving for one year with Master's Commission in Phoenix, Cory relocated to Baltimore, Maryland to become a Master's Commission team leader. During these two years, he had to memorize over 600 verses, engage in over 4000 hours of training in Bible and ministry, and travel across the U.S. preaching and ministering to groups ranging from 15 to 15,000. 

In 1996, Cory returned to Minnesota and went on staff at Brooklyn Park Evangelical Free Church as the Assistant Director of Student Ministries working with the junior high ministry.  It was during this time that God revealed to Pastor Cory two life-changing discoveries:  His calling on Cory's life for Pastoral ministry and meeting a beautiful young lady named Heather who quickly captured his heart! 

In May of 2001, Cory graduated Cum Laude from Crown College with a Bachelors of Science degree in Biblical Studies, Youth Ministry, and Social Science. Prior to coming to Living Grace, Cory has served as the Associate Pastor of Student Ministries at Calvary Evangelical Free Church in Pelican Rapids, MN and as the Pastor of Student Ministries at Annandale Free Church in Annandale,MN. In August of 2010 Cory was ordained as a Minister of the Gospel by the Evangelical Free Church of America.

Pastor Cory has a consuming zeal and love for teens and his ministry is marked by a God given vision to assist in the creation of the Next Generation Minister whose lives are marked by conviction and passion. He and Heather have a very energetic family of 5 with a daughter named Heidi and twin boys Caden and Colby. 

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




Andy Nilsson serves part-time 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.


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