our lead team

Our Lead Team is committed to helping others grow in their relationship with Christ.

  • john cross / senior pastor

    John has served Fountain of Life as Lead Pastor since 2009, when he and his wife moved to the county of DuPage. He brings with him more than 15 years of full-time ministry experience, a passion for raising up a deeply relational church, and the desire to equip mature disciples of Jesus Christ to fulfill God's work in the world. He and his wife, Tricia, have three beautiful and highly-energetic children (making John's love for espresso surprisingly functional, as well!)

  • Jed & anna / pulse youth ministry

    Jed and Anna serve as our dynamic duo Pulse Youth Ministry leaders. They both have a passion to seek after God's heart and train up young men and women to do the same. Jed's quick wit and Anna's punny humor, combined with a dash of sarcasm, make these two relatable and fun to be around youth leaders. 

  • steve sieling / treasurer

    As Treasurer, Steve oversees the church’s finances, including budgeting, expense oversight and financial reporting. He works closely with the Finance Committee and Elders to ensure the short and long-term stewardship of the church’s resources is achieved. While he enjoys his role, he does find it necessary to escape to Florida each year to avoid the Chicago winters.

  • rick blauw / board secretary

    Rick serves as one of our elders and oversees the operation of that board as the Secretary. He is a very versatile leader and fills in whenever and wherever needed. As an avid golfer, if he can't be found at church, he's on the course honing his mad skills, but we are very thankful that his Elder and leadership giftings are more accurate than his golf game!