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Our Team

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  • Jeff Robinson

    Lead Pastor

    He is known for preaching/teaching transparent, relevant, practical, and most of all biblical messages. Jeff has been in leadership at Lincolnway since 1999, and he enjoys serving with people. He has a B.S. from Kentucky Christian College, a Master of Divinity degree from Lincoln Christian Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Jeff enjoys riding his tandem bike with his wife, Tina, and woodworking. They are the parents of two sons and two daughters.

  • Nick Ahrens

    Associate Pastor

    Nick joined the Lincolnway staff after serving for 10 years as Pastor of a local area church-plant. He has a heart for bringing God’s message of abundant love and life to anyone willing to listen. Nick continues to help out in the family’s landscaping business that he started in high school and that is now managed by his wife, Linda, and two of their three sons. Both Nick and Linda love to travel, fish, and to spoil their 6 grandchildren.

  • Greg Knowles

    Director of Children's ministries

    Greg has been married to his wife Erin since 2005, and they live in Crest Hill with their three children: Benjamin, Josiah, and Calah. He came to Lincolnway with 14 years of ministry experience with youth and college-aged students. His favorite part of ministry is people, and watching God transform the lives of children, their friends, and their families. He enjoys singing, spending time with his family, and watching football. 

  • ChARLIE RUSSELL

    CREATIVE ARTS AND HIGH SCHOOL/COLLEGE PASTOR

    Charlie was a resident at Christ's Church of the Valley in Phoenix, AZ, while finishing his senior year at Johnson University. He graduated in May with a Bachelor's of Science in Strategic Ministry. Charlie loves getting to be creative. He is energized by coming up with fresh ideas. However, he has an even greater passion for the church. Growing up in a family of ministers, Charlie saw firsthand what a blessing it can be to help people and lead them to Christ. Charlie and Faith were married on June 4th,2016 and look forward to starting their new lives together here at Lincolnway.


  • Heidi Homerding

    Business ADMINISTRATOR

    Heidi has been a member at Lincolnway since 2002, and joined the staff in August of 2011. She brings her business background in finance, as well as her people skills as a massage therapist. Heidi has a Bachelor's degree in business from the University of St. Francis and worked 19 years in government finance and worked 10 years as a licensed massage therapist. She loves to laugh and play cards with her husband, Joe, a carpenter and sport fisherman who serves on Lincolnway's Greeting Team. Heidi and Joe have been married since 2001 and together they have raised two sons and one daughter.

  • Karen Ferreira

    Director of Assimilation

    Karen has been with our team since 2008, organizing and keeping track of everybody who fills out a connection card and the information they supply. She lives in Frankfort with her husband, Jeff who is a regional sales manager for H. D. Supply. They have two sons, a daughter, a daughter-in-law and two granddaughter. She enjoys working out and playing with her granddaughters.

  • Steve Baker

    Executive director

    Steve Baker and his wife Audrey have been a part of Lincolnway since 2010. They live in Frankfort and have four children. Steve loves to see others connect their story to God's story. Steve loves to tell stories, Legos and Golf. 

  • Linda Gay

    MOTHER'S DAY OUT DIRECTOR

    Mother of four and grandmother of four, Linda loves children and enjoys working with preschoolers. Providing the creative end of introducing young children to the love of Jesus is her passion. Married to Tom since 1975, they have served in various leadership roles since first attending Lincolnway Christian Church in 1984. She enjoys family get togethers, cottage time in Michigan, and eating out!

  • Lara Greiman

    Director of Growth Groups

    Lara is a former elementary teacher, now stay at home mom of two girls.  She loves reading, board games, and reading!  She and her husband Jon have been coming to LWCC since 2009, have served on the growth group ministry team and worship teams, and have led a few growth groups.  She is looking forward to using her passion for getting people connected to others in meaningful ways to help find new growth group strategies, leaders, topics, and groups. 

  • Les Coats

    Chairman of the Elders


  • Chris Bachman

    ELDER


  • MIKE WOEHLERT

    Elder


  • Ron Burnam

    Elder