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Jon Rees - Senior Pastor

Jon Rees graduated with a Business Degree from Taylor University in 1995 (B.A) and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School 2008 (M.A. Christian Studies). He volunteered in youth ministry at his home church in Crystal Lake, IL (8.5 years) and then served vocationally as Pastor of High School Ministries at the same church (8.5 years). He then served as Pastor of Community and Connection in Washington, D.C. (5 years) before coming to serve as Senior Pastor of Faith Baptist Church in August 2017.

Jon has been married to his beautiful wife Robin for 20 years. Together they have four children, David, Hannah, Micah, and Andrew. 

What excites me: I'm excited to see the gospel take root in people's lives when they see the magnitude of what Jesus has done for them in His life, death, resurrection, ascension and soon coming return. The gospel changes everything and touches every part of who we are. When we grasp this, we are ready for whatever may come our way with a hope and a life that is secure in Christ.

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Lisa Ruffenach - Worship leader and Ministry Assistant.

Lisa Ruffennach majored in vocal performance at the University of Northwestern, St. Paul. She traveled and performed with various music ministry teams around the US and overseas prior to getting married to Don. She has been serving here at Faith in the music ministry for almost 20 years, currently as the Music Director and Ministry Assistant.

What excites me: I love the connection I feel with God and his people in worship. Sometimes the love is overwhelming. I get a glimpse into God's heart for His children.  It humbles me that He would desire and choose to let me be a part of His work in this way.

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Shelly Hayes - Housekeeper

Shelley Hays has attended Faith since the day it began! She has been the housekeeper at Faith for 20 plus years. She has also taught Sunday School, been a leader for Trendsetters, Awana, and youth group and has helped with Vacation Bible School.

What excites me: I absolutely love the kids and I really love it when they love me back. I also enjoy making the church shine and strive to let my light shine to those who enter the doors!  I feel so blessed to be a part of God's work! My heart's desire is for everyone to come to know the Lord in a personal way and be able to spend eternity in Heaven with Him.