Leadership

Pastors & Staff

Dave Izenbart

Head Pastor

Dave is passionate about family life, leadership development, and multicultural ministry. He and his wife, Kristin, their two boys, Joshua and Caleb, and their daughter, Anika, live in Glenwood, Illinois. Pastor Dave loves mountain biking, coaching his boys, golfing, and passing along bad jokes.

Jason Perry

Co-Pastor

Jason is an experienced minister, author and teacher. For 30 years he has served the church and kingdom of God in a wide variety of capacities including youth pastor, Sunday School teacher, deacon, elder, campus youth leader with Youth For Christ, interim pastor, youth pastor, associate pastor, and church planter. He has served in several national-level leadership roles addressing issues surrounding youth, mentoring and leadership development. Pastor Perry possesses extensive experience both nationally and internationally as a conference and retreat speaker. 

Wanzette Ann Bilbrew

Head Pastor (Riverdale Campus)

Her life motto is, “If my sweet Jesus could forgive everyone, then who can I not forgive? Forgiveness is for the spiritual health of the soul. God is good.” Pastor Ann is the mother of two phenomenal blessings—Joshua Xavier and Brittany. 

Greg & Nicole St. Victor

Directors of Worship

It takes a special blend of confidence and humility to take on the mantle of Worship Director at Living Springs. . Greg is a keyboardist who has developed fluency in a wide range of styles because he believes music can connect with a wide range of people. Nicole’s vocal training has equipped her to express herself confidently in worship while also gently leading others to do the same. Nicole and Greg have two children who are already active in discovering how to use their skills and talents to bless God’s people.

Robyn Jackson

Minister of Pastoral Care

Robyn is a woman who loves the Lord above all else, and she loves spending time with people who want to learn more about Him. She brings that love to people who are home-bound, hospitalized, or ill, offering spiritual encouragement and prayer. In her work as a Hospice chaplain, helping people transition from this world to the next, Robyn relies on the promise found in Zechariah 4:6b: “Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit,” says the Lord.” Robyn is a Hofstra University graduate—where she met her husband Jim—and a Charis Bible College graduate. She and Jim have been married for 25 years and have 4 children—George, Kaila, Damaris, and Isabella. 

Keith Piepenbrink

Volunteer Coordinator

Using  skills developed throughout his careers as a project manager, estimator, artist, and printing supervisor, Keith uses his experiences to ensure that the right resources are in the right place at the right time. When he is not at the building on Halsted, Keith and his wife Geri are probably cheering on their favorite Chicago teams or decorating their house, yard, and car for Halloween, their favorite holiday. 

Rich Albrecht

Director of Youth and Prayer Ministries

Called to cultivate a personal love and affection for Jesus that rivals every other desire and increases daily throughout his entire life, Rich shares that passion with high school and junior high students, creating an environment where they can be released into a “sold out” love for Jesus that impacts the world.  Rich lives in Thornton and enjoys relaxing in his pool or spending time with friends. 

Loni Elmore

Director of Living Springs Preschool

Loni has grown to love Living Springs Preschool as a parent, a teacher, and now Director. She is committed to helping children begin school on a faith-based foundation that is both solid and wide-ranging, and she works with a team of gifted teachers to accomplish that.  

Cristin Verver

Director of Springs Kids

Cristin has the spiritual gifts of service, helps, and leadership. Having grown up in church, with parents who set an example of service, Cristin has used her gifts in ministries such as PADS, nursery, Sunday school, and providing meals for families of newborns. She feels blessed now to be serving as Director of Springs Kids. Cristin and her husband Ryan have been attending Living Springs since they were dating, when the church was called Homewood Reformed. They love being able to raise their three children in a loving church that is committed to empowering the next generation. 

Diana Gomez

Administrative Assistant
Diana is thrilled to be part of Living Springs where she can use her administrative gifts to make sure that vision becomes reality. 

Kolandra Carpenter

Assistant Director of Children's Ministries
In addition to assisting with children's ministry events, Kolandra also leads Amaze, a Wednesday morning ministry for preschool children. 

Jim "Buffalo" Tufford

Bookkeeper
Numbers Man Jim Tufford has served as Living Springs’ bookkeeper since 2008. When he’s not tracking expenses and balancing budgets, he is busy on the Living Springs website, adding the weekly updates that so many of our members rely on. Jim does this all with a corny sense of humor that makes fellow staff members groan, smile, and shake their heads. 

Jennifer Crick

General Stuff Doer
Jennifer is always excited to lend her creative skills, snarky comments, and sense of humor to any situation, and is extremely blessed that any of those things can ever be helpful.