Our Leaders

The biblical qualifications for leadership put character first.  

This is because church leaders need to lead others by example,

pointing to Christ by the way we live.  

The role is to equip believers for ministry. The mode is servanthood. 

  • Lucas O'Neill, Senior Pastor

    Lucas received his BA in Bible-Theology from Moody Bible Institute as well as his MDiv and ThM from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School where he also serves as a Professor of Homiletics. His doctoral work (DMin, Gordon-Conwell) focused on the task of preaching and works to help other pastors preach faithfully. While the church is supportive of his work outside of the church, his primary passion is teaching and leading the congregation at CFC to grow in Christ. His first ministry is his wife Tina and their four children. The O’Neill’s have been at CFC since 2007.  

  • Andy Ortloff, Elder

    Andy graduated from Northern Illinois University and works as a software engineer for a premier company serving clients in over 100 countries around the world. His father pastored CFC for over 30 years giving Andy a unique perspective on church life and ministry. Andy has served in various roles including Growth Group leader and mentor and currently oversees CFC's finances. His wife Christine works with CFC Kids. Together they raise their three children in Elk Grove Village. 

  • Bill Soloway, Elder

    Bill received his BS in Education from Northern Illinois University, and has worked as a physical education and computer applications teacher at both the elementary and middle school levels. Currently, Bill coaches competitive and recreational gymnastics in Libertyville, IL. At CFC, Bill serves as an Elder, plays on the worship team and runs our College and Career group with the help of his wife Jennifer. Bill and Jennifer have two children and make their home in Palatine.

  • Erin Grogan, Elder

    Erin has had an exciting career as an entrepreneur, owning and running several successful businesses. He is currently president of a commercial print and direct mail business in Elk Grove Village. Erin serves CFC in multiple ways. He oversees the welcome team, sings on the worship team, leads the Tuesday night men’s Growth Group and mentors and disciples men within the church. His wife Beth co-leads the fellowship committee and serves on welcome team. They have 3 wonderful children, who range in age from Jr high to college.

  • Nathan Miller, Intern

    Nathan lives in Deerfield, IL with his wife Rylee and son Todd. He received his BA in Biblical and Theological Studies from College of the Ozarks in Branson, MO. He is currently pursuing an MDiv at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield. He is passionate about learning and teaching the Bible and seeks to teach in the church or academia full time. His internship at CFC involves teaching the youth, forming relationships for spiritual growth, and serving wherever needed.