Meet the Team

As a church, we are all about following Jesus and know there’s no end to that journey—we’re more about becoming than arriving. We believe everyone matters to God and the best thing we can do is to love God, love people, and change the world.

We are committed to becoming a multi-generational, multi-ethnic, multiplying movement of Christ followers, equipping and empowering our kids and students to not only be the church of tomorrow, but the church of today.

Willow is led by a team of pastors who are here to serve you and our community. No matter where you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome here!

Executive & Teaching Team

 

Dave Dummitt

Senior Pastor

Megan Bagnall

Executive Pastor of Campuses and Next Gen Ministries

Katie Franzen

Executive Pastor of Ministries and Strategic Initiatives

Matt Sundstedt

Executive Pastor of Operations

Shawn Williams

South Barrington Campus Pastor and Executive Pastor of Weekends

Thomas Anderson Jr.

Chicago Campus Pastor

Pat Brennan

Central Student Ministries Pastor

Jeff Boriss

Central Arts & Worship Pastor

Nicole Burt

Director of Risk Management

Bryan Cheney

Central Willow Kids Pastor

Miguel De La Mora

Crystal Lake Campus Pastor

Fabian Garza

Willow Español Pastor

Stephanie Haugen

South Barrington Associate Campus Pastor

Kyle Healy

Central Compassion & Justice Pastor

Andrea Herman

Central Guest Experience Director

Todd Katter

Huntley Campus Pastor

Morgan Kitlinski

Human Resources Director

Megan Marshman

Teaching Pastor

Jason Nelson

Wheaton Campus Pastor

Felix Nieves

Pastor of Care & Restoration

Lara Olson

Generosity & Budget Director

Liz Schauer

Central Marcom Pastor

Leslie Shogren

Missional Spaces Director

Casey Sundstedt

Central Groups Pastor

Betsy Sunny

Online Campus Pastor

Scott Woods

South Lake Campus Pastor

ELDERS & POLICY GOVERNANCE

Throughout the New Testament, principles of church leadership point to a central theme: plurality. We believe churches are best led with multiple leaders and good systems of accountability. Our Elder Board is a team of volunteers who provide spiritual oversight, direction, and leadership for the church. They entrust the implementation of that direction to ministry leaders and staff, under the leadership of the senior pastor. This system of organizational leadership, known as Policy Governance, allows the Elders to focus their gifts and time on their biblical mandate to lead and shepherd the church, while allowing ministry leaders (staff) the opportunity to maximize their gifts and talents as they lead their ministries and make practical decisions on how to implement and carry out the direction provided by the Elders. Learn more about our Elders and Policy Governance here.