Meet Our Team



Brett Baranic

Senior Pastor

Pastor Brett joined our staff as Student Pastor in 2014 and now serves as our Senior Pastor. He has served in ministry for over 10 years and he’s incredibly passionate about helping families in our church thrive and take their next steps with Jesus.

He and his wife, Erin, have two children (Ella & Owen). They enjoy spending time outside, going to the zoo, cookouts, and Disney movie marathons.

Ryan Nord

Administrative Pastor

Pastor Ryan joined our staff as Administrative Pastor in 2022.

Rick Donald

Adult Ministry Pastor

Pastor Rick joined our staff as Adult Ministries pastor in 2021. He has been in ministry over 30 year and has served in many different ministry roles such as small groups, assimilation, pastoral care, addiction, and marriage ministries to name a few.

He and his wife, Lynda, have two married children, Shauna (Peter) and Jordan (Roxie), and four granddaughters (Madison, Aubrey, Kylie, and Harper) who have brought great joy to their lives. In their free time, Rick and Lynda enjoy spending time with family, spoiling their grandkids, going on motorcycle rides, and following Chicago sports.

Grant Ellingson

Worship Pastor

Pastor Grant joined our staff in August 2023. He and his wife Sierra love road trips and car karaoke. They also enjoy a fun, competitive game of Spikeball. In his free time, Grant enjoys finding new lead parts on guitar and indoor rock climbing with friends.