Our Staff

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Jeff Hunter

Co-pastor

Jeff has been a Covenant pastor since 2004. In that time, he has served in various capacities at Kent Covenant Church (Kent, WA), Swedish Covenant Hospital (Chicago, IL), Federated Covenant Church (Dowagiac, MI), and currently at North Park Covenant Church (Chicago, IL). He graduated with an M.Div. from North Park Theological Seminary in 2016. Jeff and his wife, Kristen, have two children, Emma and Finn, who greatly enjoying roaming the basement of the church. In addition to ministry, we all get a kick out of drinking apple cinnamon tea, softball, family art projects, gluten-free cooking, Chicago museums, making music, and reading. Email Jeff.

Libby Piotrowski

Co-pastor

Libby has served as our Children’s Minster since the summer of 2006 and feels both extremely humbled and honored to have been called as one of our lead co-pastors beginning in September 2016. Libby has a BS from North Park College, an MA in Curriculum and Instruction from North Park University, and will graduate with an MACF from North Park Theological Seminary in May 2017. In her former life, Libby was a high school biology teacher in the Chicago Public School system. She and her husband, Joel, have three children, Sofie, Harry, and Teg. In her spare time, Libby loves to read, garden, and watch the Food Network channel with her kids! Email Libby.
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Blake Thomas

Youth Pastor

Blake started his time at North Park Covenant Church in 2013 as a youth volunteer. In the spring of 2016 he was installed as Youth Pastor. Blake is a May 2016 graduate of North Park University, where he studied youth ministry and bible and theology. He is a native of Olathe, Kansas, and now calls Chicago home. In his spare time, you will see Blake eating BBQ, riding his bike in any type of weather, or reading in Christian's garden behind the church two-flat. Email Blake.

Ann-Marie Frisk

Church Administrator

Ann-Marie was born into North Park Covenant Church and is a member of the Chancel Choir. A 1996 graduate of North Park University, she most recently worked for the Covenant denomination. She and her husband, David, were married at NPCC in 2007 and have a young daughter. Email Ann-Marie.

Christian Schuetz

Custodial Engineer

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Becky Edwards

Director/Lead Teacher, North Park Church Cooperative Preschool

Becky is from Libertyville, Illinois, and grew up attending Libertyville Covenant Church. She graduated from North Park University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and Biblical Studies. Becky received her Early Childhood Teaching Certificate from North Park University in 2011. She lives in Logan Square with her husband, Lee, and both are members of Grace Covenant Church. Becky is thrilled to be teaching in the Preschool, where she is excited to provide a positive and encouraging classroom environment for her young learners. Email Becky.
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Charles M. Olson

Interim Choir Director

Charles Olson is a graduate of North Park University and Northeastern Illinois University. He is currently interim director of music and director of the chancel choir; he formerly held the position of director of the chancel choir from 1982-2013. Prior to that he held an identical position at Irving Park Lutheran Church, Chicago, from 1972 to 1982. From 1987 to 2012, he was a professional member of the Chicago Symphony Chorus, serving as baritone section leader from 1991 to 1999. He also sang with the North Shore Choral Society during the 2015-2016 season and has sung periodically with the a cappella chorale Cantate. His primary vocational positions were in the field of education, serving as a junior high school music teacher in Niles, Illinois, from 1967 to 1975, and in the department of Student Services at North Park University from 1975 to 2008. Email Chuck.
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Brian Ward

Interim Music Ministry Coordinator/Organist

Brian is a choir director and music teacher at Providence St. Mel School in the Garfield Park neighborhood and holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from North Park University and Northwestern University, respectively. He has been attending North Park Covenant Church regularly since 2007. Brian and his wife, Maria, were married here and are the proud parents of Erik, Annalisa, and Kajsa. Email Brian.

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