Catechists / Lay Evangelists / Staff
Nate serves on staff with Greenhouse Collegiate Fellowship. His passion is to multiply campus congregations centered on the Gospel, Community, and Mission to reach college students in need of the transforming love of Christ. He currently is gearing up for a new congregation at UIC that he and his wife will start. Alongside ministry, Nate started a small juggling business in 2008 and performs at many venues including Navy Pier and Six Flags. Nate is married an enjoys spending a lot of time with his wife, Sarah.
Sarah is on staff with Greenhouse Collegiate Fellowship. Sarah came to know the Lord in college at the University of Illinois, and has a passion for reaching college students with the Gospel. She is currently gearing up for a new congregation at UIC that she and her husband will start. Sarah graduated with a double major in International Business and Marketing, and enjoys playing soccer, creating random projects found on Pinterest, and learning to cook. Her favorite thing to do though is to spend time with her husband!
Ken Hanna serves as lay leader (catechist) pioneering in Spanish congregations at Rey de Paz in central El Paso. Partnering with him is his wife, Esmeralda. Ken and Esmeralda both graduated from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. They served in youth ministry for 6 years while starting a mission in Juarez, Mexico. Ken and Esmeralda have four children.
Kim is a lay evangelist at Hope Anglican Fellowship in Hudson, WI. Previously, Kim spent 15 years in sales, marketing and corporate training positions with several large corporations and earned an MBA from Pepperdine University. Currently, she lives with her husband and two daughters in rural western Wisconsin, where she devotes herself to homeschooling them and to the “business” of planting a church.
Kate is a leader at Heritage Nursing Home. Having graduated from Wheaton College, she lives in Chicago and is employed as a social worker in the foster care system.
Jens has been working with Greenhouse as the catechist of Church of the Redeemer at Northwestern since he graduated in 2009 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He also serves as a circuit rider in his home state of Wisconsin and elsewhere throughout the upper Midwest, visiting congregations to exhort, connect, and raise up new works and leaders. He also truly enjoys working with his parents on the family dairy farm he grew up on, which is also the home of Church in the Barn!
Zach serves as a lay leader (catechist) for the congregation at Briar Street and New Generation. By day, Zach works as an employment counselor, helping refugees from other countries find and keep their first job in the United States. He loves moving fast on bikes, on skis, in a sailboat, or in a pair of running shoes.
Alan Thompson is lay leader (catechist) at the Oak Park congregation in Chicagoland. He served as a short-term missionary at summer English camps for teens in Poland in 2004, 2005 and 2007. He enjoys ministering with his wife Beth, the Greenhouse administrator. Alan works as a news writer and television producer.
Alex is the lay leader (catechist) of a congregation in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood. Alex is a Texas native with a B.A. in Philosophy from Wheaton College. He was raised Southern Baptist before he, along with his whole family, joined the Anglican Church in 2006. He works as a faculty assistant at Chicago-Kent College of Law.
Ben is a junior at Northwestern University and has been attending Redeemer Anglican at Northwestern since his freshman year. He also serves as a Lay Catechist at Heritage Anglican and serves on the student staff for Young Life in the North Shore.
Mimi was born in Chicago to an Ecuadorian family. She just became the first college graduate in her family, graduating from Wheaton College with a Biology degree. She has a passion for the least of these and hopes to be able to impact the Hispanic community in the Chicagoland area through her work with Greenhouse in a year-long internship.
Joyce is a student at Northwestern University and attends Church of the Redeemer at Northwestern. She really has a heart to minister to the Northwestern campus. She interned with Greenhouse during the summer 2013 and is continuing on student staff for the 2013/2014 school year. In addition to campus ministry, she enjoys helping lead the church services at Heritage Anglican and Mather Anglican nursing home churches. Joyce loves learning, nature, sports, animals, loving people and basically finding joy in everything.
Jason Lindsey serves as intern/ worship leader at Missio Dei, an emerging multi-cultural urban congregation in the heart of Houston, TX. Recently married to Stephanie Frances (Taylor) Lindsey, they have a heart to reach people generally considered beyond the reach of the church.
Zach serves as an intern with New Generation Anglican Church, seeking to walk alongside young Latinos in DuPage County becoming radical followers of Jesus. He recently graduated from Wheaton College and is originally from Indianapolis, Indiana.
Rev. Matt Arndt serves as Rector of Bread of Life Anglican Church in Madison, WI. He holds a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin in English and an MDiv. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and he still can't read a lick of Latin. He is married to Sue and they have four sons, who, even though they span twelve years, all wear the same waist size in their jeans, which is convenient. He likes football, probably too much, and enjoys making pens out of exotic woods.
Mark Ball serves as a lay leader (catechist) of Missio Dei, an emerging multi-cultural urban congregation in the heart of Houston, TX. Over the last 15 years and with the constant help of his wife Jessalyn, Mark has led ministries to children, youth, college students, and adults. Together they have four sons and one daughter.
Rev. Tom Duncan is President of Northwood University in West Palm Beach, FL. He has pastored Anglican churches previously in Hudson, Wisconsin, Saint Louis and St. Charles, Missouri. Tom holds a Ph.D. degree from the University of Arizona in Tucson, and a Master’s degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is married to Rita and has three children: Jon, Elizabeth, and Jaime.
The Rev. Alvaro Jinete pastors Santa María in Franklin Park and Wheaton, IL. He and his wife Erlina are originally from Colombia and have two grown children. As one of the leaders who has been in Greenhouse the longest, he has helped start multiple Hispanic congregations over the years in Chicago. He has a passion for bringing new life to traditional liturgy and for using Latin American traditions as a bridge to the Gospel.
Jonathan is a recently-ordained Priest who has helped plant several congregations in Chicagoland: Iglesia de la Resurrección, Briar Street Anglican, San Marcos, and New Generation. He also serves as a facilitator for ¡Caminemos Juntos!, an initiative of Anglican 1000. He grew up in Latin America as a missionary kid and graduated from Wheaton College.
The Rev. Elias Rosales Méndez is in charge of the congregation Jesús es la Resurrectión in Aguascalientes, Mexico, which recently joined Greenhouse Movement and the ACNA. He is currently working on planting new biblical congregations in the Anglican tradition in Mexico.
Fernando began serving Iglesia del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús as a lay Catechist. He is now a deacon and the congregation meets in the Jefferson Park neighborhood of Chicago. His wife, Gabriela Salinas, or Gabe (Gaby) enjoys singing in the choir and serving the church. Originally from Mexico, they reside in Chicago.
Mike Niebauer serves as Rector of Redeemer Chicago Anglican Parish, a parish with multiple congregations in Chicago. He planted Church of the Redeemer at Northwestern in 2005, and has since helped launch 3 additional congregations. In addition to ministering, Mike is a string bass player and has performed with local and touring acts for 6 years. Born and raised in State College, PA, he has a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Northwestern University and is currently pursuing a M.A. in Historical Theology from Wheaton College.
The Rev. María del Rayo Jiménez Victoria
The Rev. María del Rayo Jiménez Victoria was ordained to the priesthood with her husband, Rev. Elias Rosales Méndez, ten years ago. She now serves in the congregation Jesús es la Resurrectión in the city of Aguascalientes, Mexico. She has a passion for creating small group Bible studies in local homes.
Father Rand hails originally from Lookout Mountain, Tennessee. He came north to attend Wheaton College and has lived in the Chicago area for the past four decades. He holds a double BA in History and Biblical Studies from Wheaton, and a Master of Divinity summa cum laude from Northern Seminary. He was a founding member of the Fellowship of Contemporary Christian Ministries (forerunner to today’s CCM) and was a Christian recording artist in the 1970’s during the Jesus Revolution. He did refugee work with Food for the Hungry International (FHI) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) among the Khmer Rouge along the Thai-Cambodian border (1979-1980). He served for more than a decade with Leanne Payne’s Pastoral Care Ministries (PCM) in both the U.S. and the U.K.
Today he is a priest in the Anglican Church of North America (ACNA), serving Light of Christ Anglican Church in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Church of the Resurrection in Wheaton, Illinois, and a church plant in Big Rock, Illinois with Greenhouse.