At Resurrection, we believe that Godly authority is central to a life of transformation. That is why we follow our leaders and they follow our Bishop, Robert Duncan of the Anglican Church in North America.
There are three leadership circles at Resurrection; the clergy who oversee theology and liturgy, the vestry who oversee resources such as prayer, fasting, facilities, and finances, and the staff who oversee ministry.
Karen pastors, trains, and supervises the Resurrection staff—which she loves! Karen is passionate about leading leaders, calling forth their gifts, and empowering them to do what God has created them to do. Karen also oversees pastoral care; she is a licensed clinical social worker and served as a therapist and supervisor for eight years at Evangelical Child and Family Agency.
Karen started attending Resurrection in 1991, joined the staff in 2003, and was ordained to the deaconate in 2004. Karen has been married for 28 years to Kevin (Resurrection's Associate Rector of Adult Formation), and they have two grown children, Andrew and Anne. She and Kevin enjoy helping couples, and they've written a book on marriage, More Than You and Me.
Kevin Miller is Associate Rector of Adult Formation. He also assists with preaching and other pastoral ministry. Kevin first thought about becoming a pastor at age 16, and he was ordained as a priest a few weeks short of age 46.
In the intervening years, he graduated from Wheaton College (in biblical studies and Christian education), worked as an editor for David C. Cook Publishing Co., and served at Christianity Today International for 25 year. At CTI, Kevin was editor of Leadership Journal and of Christian History magazine and helped launch PreachingToday.com, BuildingChurchLeaders.com, and other sites. He’s written two books that quickly galloped into oblivion: Surviving Information Overload and Secrets of Staying Power.
Kevin has been married for 28 years to Karen (Resurrection deacon and executive pastor), and they have two grown children, Andrew and Anne. He and Karen enjoy helping couples, and they’ve written a book on marriage, More Than You and Me.
Stephen Gauthier is a priest, a member of the preaching team, and serves actively as a teacher in a variety of capacities (CORE, Men’s Bible Study, Christian Life Training, preaching and teaching at other Anglican Churches). He has a special love for the Bible, liturgy, the early church fathers, and Carmelite spirituality. He holds a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University and is a certified public accountant. He has served for almost 25 years as Director of Technical Services for the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada and is the author of numerous books and articles on accounting and auditing, including the standard manual of municipal accounting (“Blue Book”), Governmental Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Reporting.
Stephen started attending Resurrection in 2004, and was ordained as a deacon in 2009 and as a priest in 2011. He has been married for 30 years to Barbara and they have three adult children, Marc, Paul, and Gregory.
Keith leads the hospitality ministries that help newcomers get connected to the church. He also leads CORE (the baptism and new membership process), the Healing Ministries, and the Nations Ministries at Resurrection. Keith has been attending Resurrection since 1995, and has been working on staff since 2001. He was ordained to the deaconate in 2009. Keith also has an (truly!) identical twin brother who is doing ministry in Orlando, Florida. Says Keith, "He's a really handsome guy." Keith has been married to Dawn, since 2001 and they have four children. He enjoys steak and hot tubs.
Steve leads the music ministry at Resurrection and also oversees the visual arts, theatre arts, and media arts ministries. He enjoys writing original pieces of music for worship services. Steve also participates in a professional choir in St. Charles. His wife, Janna, is a professional pianist who teaches and performs locally and also serves in the music ministry. They live in West Chicago with their four children. Steve and Janna began attending Church of the Resurrection in 2000.
Trevor handles Resurrection's online and print communications, runs the Media Arts Teams, and helps Val lead the Community Care ministry. He has an MDIV from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Trevor's wife, Bonnie, is also a worship leader at Resurrection as well as a freelance writer for Relevant, Christianity Today, and other publications. Their daughter Nora was born in 2009 and their son Finn in 2010, and Trevor and Bonnie love being parents.
Together, Bonnie and Trevor form the singing duo The McMakens and released an album in 2009 called Sleep Easy. They also write worship music that you can find on Trevor's blog, Joining With Angels. On any given weekend you might find the McMakens hanging out with friends, catching up on an episode of LOST, playing music, or making homemade pizza. Trevor and Bonnie have been at Resurrection since 2004.
Lane and Michelle Young moved to Wheaton in August of 2010 after serving on the mission field for 7 years at Black Forest Academy (an international school in Germany) as dorm parents for teens and in administration. They have three kids: Jack, 22; Meghan, 20 and Emma, 18, a 2013 graduate of Wheaton Academy. Prior to God’s call to vocational ministry in 2001, Lane worked in the marketplace and the family lived in Evansville, IN.
Lane recently finished a Master’s in Christian Formation & Ministry at Wheaton College, while serving as the US Director for Teach Beyond, Inc., an education-based mission organization. Michelle works with the Disabilities Ministries of College Church and will be partnering alongside Lane at Resurrection in the Youth Ministry.
Lane and Michelle are eager to love our youth, partner with our parents, and see many come to Christ. They have been attending Resurrection since November 2011.
Val joined the staff in the Fall of 2011. She, her husband Mark, and their daughter Charis have a long history of ministry at Resurrection. In addition to her staff work in pastoral care, she also leads our Christian Life Training classes and is on the leadership team for our Healing Ministry. Val teaches world religions at College of DuPage.
Anne handles all of the church's financial matters, including contributions, attendance, budgets, and financial accountability. She works closely with all staff members to insure they have the right tools to manage their ministry budgets. Anne enjoys walking her dog, Cayenne, twice a day (some say she's more reliable than the Postal Service). Besides insuring that Cayenne takes care of her "duties," she values this time as an opportunity to worship God and to take in all the wonders that each season brings. She also loves power tools and knows how to use them. She has been at Resurrection since 2007.
Brenda assists Fr. Stewart with his work as Rector and Anglican Mission Midwest Network Leader. She and her husband Don reside in Warrenville with their four children. When Brenda isn't homeschooling or working, she enjoys reading, camping, bike riding, and snow-shoeing. She has been attending Resurrection since 1984 and joined the staff in 2009.
Charis and Gary, with daughters Hattie and Hester, first visited Resurrection in 2004 and almost immediately realized they had "come home." Charis has her Masters in Piano Performance from Roosevelt Univ.; she has taught private piano, accompanied classical performances, and led worship in the Chicago area. As Music Coordinator she assists Steve in Music Team and Choirs details and is accompanist/assistant director of the Chancel Choir. Charis needs frequent doses of the city and the outdoors - you may find her poking around an old library, or staring in fascination at a large toad.
Jeannie is the Worship Arts Administrative Assistant and began working at Church of the Resurrection in July 2012. She and her husband, Nate, love to serve at the church. Currently, Jeannie co-leads the RezCafe ministry and sings on the music team, while her husband, Nate, leads the RezMen ministry and serves as a RezBearer. She and her husband, Nate, began attending the church in 2008 and became members in 2009. The church has been a special place for her family, as she and her husband, Nate, renewed their baptismal vows at Easter Vigil 2009. Jeannie and Nate have two daughters, Emmaus (2), and Moriah (1), both named after the biblical locations, and both parents pray that their children grow to embrace the significance of their names. When not working at the church, Jeannie can usually be found on the Prairie Path with her children in tow, cooking, or instructing yoga at Wheaton College.
Whitney began working for the church office in late August of 2011. She is excited to be among the wonderful staff leaders of Resurrection who serve others through God’s love. As office manager, Whitney oversees our office volunteers, space reservations, and Adult Formation editing. At the end of the day, it is her responsibility to see that the office space runs smoothly, and to assist Kevin & Karen Miller with their various projects. Whitney attends Resurrection with her husband, Ridgeway Burns. Together, they serve on the Eucharist Ministry Team. As newlyweds, the Burns have decided to settle into downtown Glen Ellyn and enjoy their morning walks to church on Sunday.
Meghan Robins is Resurrection's receptionist, a role she assumed after many years of volunteer work in the office. After awhile the staff got so used to having her around that they decided to hire her, much to Meghan's delight. Meghan recently graduated from the Wheaton College Graduate School with a masters in Counseling Ministries, and is wife to Robb Robins, who was indeed named after his last name. They have an adorable daughter named Margot Jane, and as a family enjoy gourmet food, good books and hosting friends in their tiny apartment. Meghan studied pastry making at the Cordon Bleu and would be glad to make you some if you ask nicely. She has been at Resurrection since 2004.
Piers was born overseas on the mission field in Macau, China. His family returned to the United States in 1997 after his father accepted a teaching job at Huntington University. He attended Huntington University where he studied Bible and Religion. During University he served as a children's pastor at a local church. Immediately after graduating from Huntington, he moved to Hong Kong to work with the local youth at a family friend's church. After his internship ended he moved to Wheaton to begin a Master's program in Historical Theology. He has been attending Resurrection since August 2012, and became Sexton in early 2013. As sexton, Piers helps out around the building and office wherever it is needed. He can usually be found in various rooms around the church, just follow the sound of clinking keys.
Sarah joined Resurrection’s staff in October 2012 as the RezKids Administrative Assistant, and is excited to help implement the new vision for Children’s Ministry. Sarah grew up at Church of the Resurrection, and her favorite day of the year was (and still is) Easter Vigil. She and her siblings even had a special song counting down the Holy Week days. She moved away in 1998, but started attending Resurrection again as a freshman at Wheaton in 2006. She studied English Literature & Theology, and ran Cross Country and Track & Field. Sarah currently lives in Wheaton with her husband Kevin, who is a Math Teacher in the Glenbard Township District. Most nights you can find them playing Chess, Dominion, or one of their other favorite board games.
Anne is assisting the Interim Children’s Director this summer to implement the vision of Children’s Ministry. Anne has been a lifelong member of Church of the Resurrection and remembers looking forward to the Eucharist each week as a child. She graduated from Anderson University in 2009 as an English teaching major and Spanish minor. Anne currently teaches high school Spanish and English at Westminster Christian School in Elgin. She is working on a Masters in Educational Leadership at National Louis University and will be finished with the program in December. Anne currently lives in Wheaton and has several relatives on staff in the Glenbard Township District. Most nights you can find them playing Chess, Dominion, or one of their other favorite board games.
Christopher does janitorial work on Sunday mornings and locks up the building at night during the week. Currently a Sophomore at Wheaton College, Christopher is studying English Literature and Secondary Education and hopes to someday be a teacher and pastor. The son of Dan and Lois Easley, Christopher has attended Resurrection his entire life (except for a brief internship in Peru), but despite this advantage still comes in fifth place among staff members for the "longest-attending" record. Christopher will marry Katie this summer.