Meet the Team


  • Pastor Rob Rienow

    Dr. Rob Rienow’s most important ministry is loving his wife Amy and leading their seven children to love God. He has been in pastoral ministry since 1992 and has served in a part-time capacity at Gospel Fellowship since its founding in 2012. Rob is the founder of Visionary Family Ministries and speaks at national and international conferences on parenting, marriage, and family ministry. He is the author of several books including Visionary Parenting, Visionary Marriage, and Limited Church: Unlimited Kingdom, Uniting the Church and the Family in the Great Commission. He holds an MA in Theology from Wheaton College Graduate School, a Masters of Divinity from Trinity International University, and a Doctor of Ministry from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. The Rienow family lives in West Chicago, IL.

  • Pastor Michael Johnson

    Dr. Michael Johnson helped start Gospel Fellowship Church and has served as a pastor there since 2012.  In the midst of a career as a pharmacist, God called Michael to pursue pastoral ministry.  Before pastoring at GFC, he served in youth ministry for five years in various roles as a volunteer, intern, and associate pastor.  He is passionate about making disciples, shepherding, and preaching and teaching God’s word.  Michael earned his Masters of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and his Doctor of Pharmacy from North Dakota State University.  He went full time with GFC in 2017, yet still practices pharmacy part time.  Michael and his wife Sarah have been married since 2004 and they have three children.

  • Pastor Mark Erickson

    Mark Erickson has been a member of Gospel Fellowship Church since 2013 and has served as pastor since 2016.  Mark traces his family’s Christian legacy to his great grandparents and considers this spiritual heritage as both a blessing and a responsibility.  Mark is passionate about helping people of all ages anchor their lives on the Truth of Scripture and strengthen their relationship with Jesus Christ.  Mark is employed full time by a business information provider, where he serves on the executive leadership team.  Mark earned his BA from Wheaton College and his MBA from North Park University.  Mark and his wife Christine were married in 1992 and have two teenage children.

  • Pastor Jonathan Ziman

    Jonathan was born to British parents in London, England, and lived there until he was 17. After moving to America and attending Emory University, he enrolled in an MA program at the University of Chicago where he met his wife and became a Christian. Jonathan has been serving in pastoral ministry since 2009, and has contributed to a number of Christian Bibles and books as a freelance writer and editor, including: Jesus Among Other Gods Video Curriculum and Study Guide (ECPA Gold Medallion Winner 2002), The Apologetics Study Bible, Strive: A Study Bible for Men, The One Year Bible Proverbs Devotional, The One Year Bible for New Believers, The NKJV Word Study Bible and The Gospel of John (a special resource for new believers published by Alpha USA). Jonathan and his wife Kari have four daughters, and he has served Gospel Fellowship as a pastor since 2017.

  • Deacon Jeff Chan

    Jeff Chan is a founding member of Gospel Fellowship church and has served as a deacon since 2012. Jeff is a management consultant specializing in organizational effectiveness and change management and has been doing this work for the last 20+ years.  Jeff and his wife Laurie have six children – they have lived in the Chicago / Wheaton area since 1992. 

  • Deacon Mike Pacer

    Mike Pacer is a founding member of Gospel Fellowship Church he has served as a deacon since 2012. He is a teacher and football coach at a local area high school and has been involved in various youth and service ministries since the late 1990’s.  He and his wife Jennifer have been married since ‘96 and have eight children.

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