Meet Our Team!
From an early age, Carrie walked with the power of the Holy Spirit and the knowledge that God would do exceedingly more than she could imagine. She has a high value for community, family and seeing sons and daughters equipped to walk in freedom and authority.
Carrie enjoys Crossfit, home design and a strong Americano. If not in Chicago, you’ll find her heart in the vineyards of Napa. Did we mention she likes coffee…
Carrie and her husband JD co-pastor GCC and have 5 wonderful kids: Lily, Kiki, Gus, Luke and Maeve.
As a trader by ‘trade’, JD is passionate about seeing the wealth of the world come into the Kingdom. JD has been bringing his confidence and excellence to the leadership team since 2005 and has an attitude that refuses to give up.
JD is a pure foodie that would gladly exchange gifts for a Michelin star meal. He that loves sports, video games and devours about 20 podcasts a week.
JD and Carrie co-pastor GCC and have 5 children.
Trevor could, lovingly, be referred to as an old soul. His love for antiques, opera and great literature speaks to a deeper place of creativity and worship.
Trevor’s character is without question. He is a sought-after teacher that injects the Kingdom into the classroom and every area of life. Having dreamt of being a football coach, Trevor uses that passion for seeing people encouraged and come into the fullness of their identity.
Trevor is a dynamic worship leader and loves listening to podcasts while at the gym and, like much of the GCC staff, Trevor loves a strong cup of coffee and will eagerly climb any mountain peak.
Trevor and his wife Megan co-lead the Worship community at GCC and have 2 boys; Graham and Rowen.
Megan is an atmosphere-shifter at her very core. As an educator and worshipper, Megan is passionate about people knowing their Heavenly identity and seeing beauty in the details.
Megan’s future plans include international speaking on identity and to see the Chicagoland schools equipped to address social and emotional skills, while tablescaping parties and drinking a few cups of tea along the way.
Megan and Trevor co-lead the worship community here and have 2 little boys.
Jen is an enthusiastic worshipper who LOVES sound. She met Holy Spirit in an undercover charismatic Methodist church camp and has been filled with overwhelming joy ever since. Jen is a true leader and builder with a magnetic energy that draws people in and develops them.
Jen lives life with great intentionality and is passionate about everyone finding their voice and place.
Jen is GCC’s lead intercessor and worship pastor and dreams of raising up people and helping them find their fit.
CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER
Millie is a consummate bridge builder. She is always crafting new relationships which have enabled her to travel the world and is fluent in French & Creole. She is the owner of By Phaeth Entertainment, a company specializing in special event productions. Haitian by heritage, Canadian by birth and Chicagoan by choice, Millie has a passion to resource youth, women and entrepreneurs to be empowered to change the world. She is a movie buff and enjoys a great Brazilian steakhouse.
COMMUNICATIONS & CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Lydia is GCC’s passionate communications and social media director. Whether it is designing beautiful content or crafting her skills as a writer, she is always creating. Lydia grew up in rural Southern Indiana gardening, hunting & fishing.
Rarely found without coffee or a good book nearby, she has dreams of being a media influencer and also following in the footsteps of the missionary legend Jackie Pullinger. Lydia, her husband Jordan and their son Judah have a call to the nations that is palpable and they carry the undeniable gift of intimacy in worship. Lydia is an explosive dreamer who is not afraid to dream bigger than your comfort level.
Alex grew up in a tough neighborhood on the west side of Chicago. He was called into the ministry by his youth pastor which set the course for the rest of his life as an impassioned youth minister.
When not with the youth, you can find Alex on his Harley with his wife Ivette. They have 3 kids; Angelina, Ethan and Isabella.
When asked, ‘Chinese or Thai’, Alex is passionate about NO peanuts in his food.
Ivette is a compassionate worshipper who is unafraid to take crazy risks. As a bilingual educator (Spanish & English), Ivette brings her passion for activating kids and youth in the Holy Spirit and seeing them walk in their identity into all she does.
Ivette is proud of her Puerto Rican heritage and loves a deep belly laugh.
Marisol is a born a risk-taker and has been known to roof-jump a time or two in her younger days. Marisol has known Jesus for most of her life and dreams of influencing world leaders, governments and institutions with the Kingdom of God. If you can’t find Marisol in the office, look no further than the pool with a piña colada in hand or out dancing to salsa music for fun.
Marisol, with her husband Alex, partner with government and agency leaders and officials at the local and state level to know and experience the power of God.
Marisol and Alex have 2 sons, Adrian and Alex and 2 grandchildren, Jordan and Lulani.