Meet Our Staff
Pastor Jon earned his undergraduate degree in business and Masters of Divinity at North Park University and Theological Seminary. Pastor Jon has a passion for pursuing justice and community organizing. Pastor Jon also works with Hope's High School students as one of the directors of SOJO, He and his wife Jessica and their energetic toddler Matthew live in Tinely Park in a historic home they are renovating.
| Tel: 708-320-0379
Director of Worship
Chris Griffith is a new Chicagoan but he's not new to worship. With 15 years of worship leading experience in a variety of roles within the church. Chris is most passionate about leading people into the presence of God, specifically through the avenue of music. He and his wife Sarah and daughter Jackie make up the Griffith family and live on the Lower West Side in Pilsen.
Pastor Phil earned his undergraduate degree at Calvin College and his MDiv from Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. Prior to pastoring at Hope, Pastor Phil worked as a missionary and as a manager at a prominent homeless ministry in Seattle. Pastor Phil and his wife Erin are the owners and operators of Ruah Space, a digital contemplative ministry. Pastor Phil, Erin, and their young sons, also live in a historic home in Beecher .
| Tel: 708-873-3640
Emily is a graduate of North Park University and is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Counseling at Bradley U. She is the Children and Youth Director at Church of the Good Shepherd in Joliet and, as a part of her duties, co-leads Sojo (Hope's High School Ministry Collaborative) with Pastor Jon. She lives in Joliet with her awesome dog Pico on the campus of Church of the Good Shepherd