Jeff Brewer serves as the Lead Pastor of Hope Fellowship. Prior to planting Hope Fellowship, he served as the church plant pastor at College Church with his main responsibility being planning and overseeing College Church's next church plant. Before coming to College Church, Jeff served as Associate Pastor at Grace Community Bible Church in Roselle and Elgin, IL for seven years, where he helped to plant their new church in Elgin in 2006.
Originally from Ohio, Jeff and his wife, Jennifer, met one another in campus ministry at Ohio University and were married in 1995. They ministered with Cru in the Middle East after graduation before coming to Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 1998. While at Trinity, Jeff served as the Baseball Chaplain, Trinity Missions Fellowship President, and church plant intern at CrossWay Community Church in Kenosha, WI. They have four daughters and two dogs, and have fun together as their girls have entered their teenage and college years.
Jeff also serves as the Chicagoland Director for Acts 29 and is also on the assessment team that helps to assess potential church planters for Acts 29. Additionally, he serves as a board member and regularly travels with WordPartners, a ministry devoted to training pastors in expository ministry worldwide.
Jon Trott serves as the Executive Pastor of Hope Fellowship. Before serving at Hope, Jon moved to St. Charles, IL in 1996 to be a Youth Pastor Intern at Fox Valley Bible Church. It was there where Jon and Jenn met, married, and were called to Brazil. There, Jon served as a church planter with the Association of Baptists for World Evangelism (ABWE) in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Together with his wife, Jennifer, and their two daughters, they planted Igreja Batista Conexao Crista (Christian Conection Baptist Church), and helped start a training institute during their 12 years of ministry in Brazil. They served in Brazil until returning to the States to assume this role at Hope Fellowship in July of 2011.
Jon completed his Masters of Ministry in 2010. Through all the experiences that Jon has had, he is passionate about discipling men, training up the next generation, and living life with the body of Christ at Hope.
Jeremy Lundgren serves as Youth Pastor at Hope Fellowship. Prior to serving at Hope Fellowship, Jeremy and his wife Kaci have lived in Kazakhstan, Arizona and California leading with Cru and discipling others. After both trusting in Christ as young children through their parents and teachers at church, Jeremy and Kaci became serious about following God’s will in college. This, as well as their unified passion for gospel-centered conversations and loving others well through hospitality, has been the stronghold of their 17 year marriage. Now, with 3 children, Jeremy and Kaci have seen God be good and provide through transitions and challenging times. Jeremy completed his PhD in theology at Wheaton College in 2021 which will further his work and passion as he and Kaci seek to use the gifts God has given them. The Lundgren’s also serve in Hope Kids, Youth Group and Mission Groups at Hope Fellowship.
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Jared Cochrum serves as Church Plant Pastor at Hope Fellowship. Prior to serving at Hope Fellowship, Jared, his wife Megan and their son, Silas lived in Philidelphia where Jared served as the College Director at Tenth Presbyterian in Philadelphia. After meeting at Wheaton College and marrying in 2012, Jared and Megan developed a mutual passion about the church through their [first] time at Hope Fellowship. They were compelled by the emphasis on hospitality and community undergirded by the clear preaching of God's word. This has shaped their ministry philosophy and is something they want to replicate moving forward in this new role of Church Plant Pastor. They seek to spend much of their lives welcoming more people into the church and seeing the Kingdom grow. Outside of ministry, they enjoy taking walks as a family and playing with their son, Silas as he grows.
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Aaron Camp serves as a non-vocational elder at Hope Fellowship. He and his wife, Heather, were both raised in Christian families and recognized—at different stages of life and by different means—that they were not saved because of church or family life, but instead by a personal relationship with Jesus Christ by grace. They have been married for 10 years and have four children, and one on the way! Not only are they growing their family, but their passion for discipleship lends itself to growth in the church body. Aaron and Heather serve faithfully at Hope through a variety of ministries including Mission Groups and Hope Kids. Aaron also preaches occasionally on Sunday mornings.
Nolan and Hilary Lamb both serve as Worship Leaders at Hope Fellowship. Before joining the team at Hope, they have served on other worship teams for over 10 years. After meeting at Lutherdale Bible Camp in 2005 and getting married in 2009, Nolan and Hilary have used their God given talents to demonstrate their joint passion to worship God through music. Outside of serving Hope in this way, Nolan works as a high school math teacher and Hilary an elementary school teacher who is currently home with their two boys. In their free time, Nolan and Hilary enjoy spending time with family and friends, being active outdoors, and playing board games. Nolan and Hilary faithfully serve Hope on Sunday mornings, leading the church in worship through their musical talents and devotion to the Lord.