Erik and his family moved to Minonk in July of 2019 to start Redeemer Community Church with a launch team of about forty people. Prior to that, he spent 10 years as one of the pastors on staff at Crosspoint Community Church in Eureka, IL. He and his wife Bree were members of the launch team that planted Crosspoint back in 2003. He has ministry experience in music, youth, small groups, discipleship, missions, teaching, and preaching. He is credentialed through the Fellowship of Evangelical Churches.
Erik and Bree have been married since 2003 and have four children. He enjoys hunting and fishing, bird watching, roasting coffee, reading, and weaving puns into conversations any chance he can get.
More than anything else, Erik loves Jesus Christ and considers it his life's mission to make Jesus known to the people around him.