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 Hoekstra

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 jennieh@dgcc.org