Leadership

Howard Hoekstra

Lead Pastor

We like to think of Pastor Howard as “the man with the plan.” He’s that rare mix of authenticity, compassion, leadership, and love that makes you walk out of every church service feeling renewed, refueled, and ready to re-enter life’s battlefield. Howard began his ministry at DGCC in 2012 after spending 28 memorable years with Calvary Church in Orland Park. He’s an experienced leader that’s lived and worshipped everywhere from Spanish Harlem to Iowa to Bolivia. Pastor Howard is a servant leader in the truest definition of the phrase, and his love for the one true God runs deep.

Email Pastor Howard at revhh@comcast.net, or reach him by phone at 630.969.3320

Lou Bury

Associate Pastor of Outreach and Spiritual Growth

Lou is passionate about the church being “the hands and feet of Christ in the community” and seeks to fulfill the mission of Christ by reaching out to the poor and the marginalized as well as to the community at large.  He is married for over 30 years to the best person he knows, Judy, and together they have two children.  Aside from spending time with family, Lou like to read, fish, cook, (cook fish), and watch the world champion Chicago Cubs.

Email Pastor Lou at lbury@dgcc.org

Jennie Bilotto

Director of Children’s Ministry

Jennie is passionate about seeing kids grow in God. As a mom of 3, she understands the importance of the family and the church in shaping a child’s faith.

Email Jennie at jennieb@dgcc.org

Nick Fiddick

Director of Youth Ministry 

Nick Fiddick has a passion for students, fueled by his own path toward redemption in Christ. He came to faith after experiencing Jesus at a youth camp in high school. Since then he has been devoted to helping young people find hope and purpose through a relationship with Jesus. Nick enjoys iced tea, movies, and basketball. He loves being silly with his family, watching and playing sports, hearing people share stories, and audiobooks. Nick is married to his high school sweetheart and best-friend Sarah. Sarah brings a passion for singing and worship to the family, using her talents to bring joy at home and at the churches they have been blessed to contribute at. They currently reside in Naperville with their 3 wily children, Jackson, Nevan, and Leah.

Email Nick at nfiddick@dgcc.org