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

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