Our Ministry Team

  • DELL MODDER

    SENIOR PASTOR

    Dell was born and raised in Michigan where he lived until he joined the military in 1999. Following nearly a decade of service in the US Army, he attended North Central University in Minneapolis, MN and later completed a B.S. degree in Religion at Liberty University in 2014. His job would eventually lead him to the Middle East with his family. While there, God led Dell to successfully plant a church with a handful of people where he served as Lead Pastor for three and a half years seeing it grow from a few faithful to a growing thriving church. After returning home to the States in May of 2019, Dell began prayerfully considering where God would choose for his next assignment. In March of 2020, the members of Long Grove Community Church affirmed the call for Dell to become the next Senior Pastor. Dell and his wife, LiAna, have been married since 2001 and are actively raising three boys: Isaac, Noah and Joshua.


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  • Tony West

    Pastor of Community life & Spiritual growth

    Tony joined our staff in the spring of 2011 as our Youth & Family Pastor. He currently serves as our Pastor of Community Life & Spiritual Growth. He has taught character based education in the public schools and trained educators and parents across the country for over 16 years with various organizations and churches. Tony has a passion for communicating biblical truth in a creative, life-changing manner so students can make healthy choices and live life to the fullest in Christ. Tony holds a Master of Divinity Degree from Trinity International University and a B.A. from Moody Bible Institute. He and his wife, Debby, both grew up in Chicago, have been married for over 20 years and have 3 children. Tony and Debby love connecting with people from different cultures and enjoying ethnic foods. Tony enjoys basketball, volleyball and enjoys being active outdoors and in nature.


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  • CINDY DISNEY-GAINEY

    DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN'S MINISTRIES

    Cindy has been a member and serving on staff since 2010.  She is married and has four children and is passionate about helping other families train up Godly children. She enjoys sharing her parenting struggles with others as a means to come alongside of other families to learn from and encourage one another.  "Serving in the children's ministry of LGCC is personally shaping me into the kind of mother I want to be and helps me learn the on-the-job skills I need to be more effective in my role at home."  Cindy enjoys meeting people and making others feel as welcome to LGCC as she was the first Sunday she visited with her family.


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  • LUKE MERWIN

    DIRECTOR OF WORSHIP ARTS

    Luke started attending and playing guitar at LGCC in 2011.  In the spring of 2013 he was hired as the Director of Worship and Arts. Also, in 2013, Luke married his high school sweetheart Katie. He graduated from Taylor University in 2011 with a Bachelor’s of Music in Jazz Guitar. Luke has always enjoyed leading people in worship since he was in high school, and is excited to serve the Lord through music.


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  • Amanda Schleich

    Director of Digital Ministry

    Amanda started attending LGCC in middle school after being invited by a friend.  Since that time she has faithfully served in various ministries around the church, including youth, outreach, fellowship, AV, and wherever else she was needed.  In 2019 the congregation of LGCC affirmed her as the first female elder of the church.  Amanda has a MA in Leadership from Trinity International University, and a BA from Columbia College Chicago.  Prior to joining the staff of LGCC, she served as the Media Services Manager at Trinity International University.


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Our Staff

  • sue adams

    Wedding and baptism coordinator

    Sue, our Wedding and Baptism Coordinator, has been a member of Long Grove Community Church since 1994, when she and her family moved here. In 1998, Sue began working as assistant secretary and a year and a half later became the Wedding and Baptism Coordinator. Sue was an original member of the Honey Bears. Sue and her husband, Butch, were married in 1976 and have two children, Samantha and Haley. Her hobbies are gardening and spending time with her dogs. Sue says that this church has inspired her to know that God is with you in everything you do. (Gen. 21:22).

  • Holly oberrieder

    secretary

    Holly joined our staff in May 2016 as Secretary and has been a member of our church since 1993. Before that, she volunteered in her children’s Christian school for over 12 years and was a stay-at-home mom. Holly received a BA from Valparaiso University and a BS from Dayspring Bible College. She loves answering the phone, has a passion for our Fest Parking Ministry, and will greet you with a huge smile.