Before he was Pastor Steve, this lifelong resident of Chicago was Officer Steve, serving as a Chicago policeman for 14 years until being hired at Windy City. Before becoming Senior Pastor in 2000, he served as an Assistant Pastor for four years. Steve graduated cum laude from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 2000 with a Master's of Divinity. On the more personal side, Steve and his wife Denise married in 1991 and have two daughters. Pastor Steve is a 3-time Ironman finisher, a graduate of Players Workshop of the Second City and (pity him) an avid Notre Dame football fan.
favorite bible passage: Ezekial 3:17-19
favorite bible character: Jeremiah
favorite sports team: Notre Dame
favorite authors: Robertson Davies, C.S. Lewis, Shakespere, John Irving
book he would recommend: Fifth Business
favorite food: Steak
Bob joined our staff in 2008. His wife, Erin, just gave birth to their first child named Harper Lynn in late May 2011. Bob loves to lead believers in passionate worship of our Creator. Jesus Christ takes center stage when Bob leads worship, and you will know in whom your salvation is found. Bob has been leading worship for corporate events and churches for over ten years. He leads from guitar and piano.
favorite bible passage: Romans 12
favorite bible character: Elijah (at Mount Carmel, that would make a pretty cool movie)
favorite sports team: Cincinnatti Reds, Ohio State Buckeyes
favorite author: Lewis, Piper, Spurgeon, Greene, Tozer
book he would recommend: Worship Matters, Bob Kauflin
favorite food: Sushi & Subway
Pastor of Christian Education
Adaline Coleman was born and raised in Chicago. She was born again in July of 1983. After receiving her Bachelor's Degree in Human Development from the University of Illinois, she began graduate work at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. She began attending Windy City in 1989 where she met her husband Rob. She became Dean of Women at Trinity in 1991, the same year she married Rob. In 1993, she joined the staff of Windy City as Pastor of Children's Ministries. She finally received her Master's Degree in 1997. Rob and Adaline have been blessed with two children. Rob is currently an elder at Windy City and has directed the Junior High Ministry since its inception.
favorite bible passage: Psalm 27
favorite bible character: Ehud
favorite sports team: University of Illinois
favorite author: John Piper
book she would recommend: Desiring God
favorite food: Chocolate
Eileen Herling Corter
Director of Children Ministries
I was born & raised in Chicago. I have 3 children and really enjoy them being involved in the youth ministry here @ Windy City. As a small child my family attended the NorthSide Gospel Center and my family was very active in the AWANA programs. Looking back on all the creativity that went into getting kids excited to desire & know more about their God & Saviour, I've felt a desire to share in that joy. Creating an atmosphere of wonder and excitement for these kids, while building a solid unshakable foundation of their faith in Christ and watching them grow in it ...what an awesome opportunity!!! I've worn many different hats in the working world; trading clerk, bartender, licensed cosmetologist...this by far is the best hat I'll be putting on and the most fufilling to serve the kids here @ Windy City & in the community!
favorite passages: Galations 2: 20&21, Proverbs 3: 4&5, Psalm 40, Epsesians 6:10-20
favorite bible character: Come on people...give it up for MOSES!!!
favorite sports teams: Chicago Blackhawks, Wolves, Cubs & Dallas Cowboys!!!
favorite authors: John "The Baptist" & Grisham, Francine Rivers & C.S. Lewis
book she recommends: "One Thing You Can't Do In Heaven." by Mark Cahill
favorite food: BBQ Ribs
Jodie joined the staff at Windy City in May of 2012. She was born and raised in Chicago. Jodie spent many years at Midwest Bible Church and attended Awana and the youth groups there. She is married to Terry and has 4 children. She loves movies, plays and musicals, photography and spending time with family and friends.
favorite bible passage: Luke 15:11-32
favorite bible character: Noah
favorite sports team: White Sox, Blackhawks
favorite author: Margaret Truman, Maeve Binchy, Mary Higgins Clark
book she would recommend: Any of the Margaret Truman books set in Washington D.C.
favorite food: marachino cherries, pizza