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Eric Lerew, Chairman

Eric Lerew, ChairmanWhile attending Ferris State University in Michigan, Eric had a life transforming encounter with Jesus. After starting campus ministries at Central Michigan University and Alma College he became the District Director of Chi Alpha Campus Ministries for Illinois. Currently he is the Lead Pastor of Fusion Church in Lake Zurich, which he started with some friends by the grace of God and the support of Northwest Family Church.

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Tom Burns, Vice Chairman

After a 30 year career in the computer and the telecommunications industries, including serving as Vice President with Ameritech and two internet “dot com” start-ups, Tom began a “second half” of Kingdom service.  In January 2004, Tom left the corporate world and entered Trinity Evangelical Divinity School , receiving the Master of Divinity degree in 2006.  Tom is a Leadership Coach, working with Christian business executives and church leaders.

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Kim Dougherty, Secretary

A Christian for nearly 30 years, Kim has served throughout that time in diverse ministries in the Church. From youth to the elderly, to preaching and leading, she has found joy in each opportunity. With a BA in Pastoral Studies from Eugene Bible College (Eugene, OR) and an MA in Religion from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Deerfield, IL), Kim has sought to integrate the word of God with real world living. Her study of Matthew 25 and its implications for stewardship, accountability and compassion had direct impact on her work in the Business Office of Trinity International University.

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Kathy Houde, Treasurer

Kathy Houde is passionate about helping business owners impact society through strong and thriving businesses.  Having held leadership roles in business for over 30 years, she served as President and CEO of Calumet Photographic for 15 of those years where she was able to provide substantial resources into local communities to encourage youth to pursue their education and creativity.  In 2001, she started a consulting practice dedicated to helping business owners grow and prosper in their businesses through an expanded vision of success—impacting those in need through the blessings of their business.

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Jane Fidler

Jane Anne Ward Fidler was born the 4th child and only girl in Cleveland, Ohio, December 1, 1956.  She grew up volunteering and later working for the local YMCA.  Thinking that she wanted to pursue a career in YMCA work, she came to Downers Grove, IL to attend George Williams College (George Williamswas the founder of the YMCA).  While attending college, she met the love of her life, Tom Fidler and married him in 1977 (at the age of 20!  Yes they are still married.).

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Lynn O'Brien

Lynn O'Brien is the President/COO and co-owner of Women's Physical Therapy Institute.  WPTI opened in Lake Zurich in 2000 and in 2008 a Crystal Lake clinic was opened.  Additionally, Lynn owns LOB & Associates, a healthcare consulting firm.  She has almost 30 years experience in healthcare business operations.  She began her corporate career with Baxter International where she worked for nearly 15 years.

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Joyce Rowland

Joyce has served in local missions for most of her adult life. She is a respiratory therapist by training, who opted to stay home and raise her 3 children, Andy, Doug, and Emily. Andy currently works as a financial analyst, and Doug is a pastor. Both are both married. Emily attends Hope College and is majoring in Math Education.

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Paul Rowland

After nearly 30 years in high technology medical sales, including serving as Vice President of Sales North America for Varian Medical Systems and the start up of Varian Surgical Sciences, Paul retired to enjoy time with his immediate family and aging father.  He was quickly recruited by his wife, Joyce, into serving with the Village Church of Barrington on their local impact team.

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Kim Wasson

Kim was born and raised in the small southern Indiana town of Columbus. She attended Purdue Univeristy and graduated with a BS in Pharmacy in 1981. She met her husband, Greg, while attending Purdue Pharmacy School. They got married right after graduation and headed to Houston where both were employed by Walgreens. Over the next 17 years she held a variety of jobs with Walgreens in various states including: staff pharmacist, pharmacy manager, assistant manager, store manager, and worked to control district third party reconciliation.

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