Leadership

Leadership

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Pastor

Jim Megchelsen

Jim Megchelsen is now in the midst of his 22nd year as Pastor of Grace OPC.  He and his wife Trish moved with their family to the Kane County in the fall of 1997 to begin working with Grace just as it was being established as a congregation.   Jim grew up in a Christian home in Southeast Iowa.  He met Trish at Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA, where he graduated in 1987 with a degree in Biblical Studies.…
Elder

Bryan Holstrom

Bryan Holstrom has been a Ruling Elder at Grace OPC since 2004 and also serves on the church’s Board of Trustees. He is a member of the Presbytery of the Midwest’s Candidates & Credentials Committee and a Board member of Mid-America Reformed Seminary in Dyer, Indiana. He and his wife Meredith have four children and live in St. Charles.
Elder

Randy Tomassi

Randy Tomassi returned to active status as a Ruling Elder in 2020. (He was previously active from 2009-2015). He also serves as President of the Grace OPC Board of Trustees. He and his wife, Terry, have been married for 44 years, and live in Batavia. They have two daughters, Grace, who went home to Our Lord in 1997 at age 5, and Zoe. Zoe and her husband, Sam, have three children, all of whom love spending time with their “RandPa”…
Elder

Brandon Kane

Brandon Kane was raised in a small Iowa town in an unbelieving family. At age 17 he was led to Christ through friends and youth ministries. Soon after, he left for college to Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, Illinois where he met his beautiful bride, Karla. Since graduating from Trinity, he has worked for a Christian organization as a financial software engineer.  He and his wife Karla have four young children. He enjoys sports, reading, and software development.
Deacon

Greg Tews

Greg Tews grew up in a household of believers in Tinley Park, Illinois where he attended the Tinley Park Reformed Church of America. He graduated from Trinity Christian College with a Bachelor’s in history and minor in business. Greg and his wife Carolyn moved to Dallas, Texas in 1991 due to a job transfer. While in Dallas, their family grew to include three beautiful daughters. The Tews were part of a core group that helped establish and organize the first…
Deacon

Kyle Kendziora

Kyle Kendziora has lived in the Dupage/Kane counties all his life. His parents became Christians when he was young, so he spent most of his life in a God fearing home. Kyle is currently a mechanical engineer at Fermilab. He has a young family of two daughters and a loving wife, Bryanne. Kyle’s favorite Bible verse is Romans 8:28: “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called…
Deacon

Wes Ward

Wes Ward grew up in a christian home in southern California with his parents and older sister. His dad was a pastor and his mom was an elementary teacher. As a family, they spent lots of time serving at church in various capacities. Wes enjoyed helping as part of the junior & senior high youth group staff among other things. Wes and Kim met at church in California and were married in 2001. They moved to Illinois in 2004 and…
Deacon

Tom Klis

Tom Klis has lived in Oswego for most of his life and drove a truck for a garbage company for almost 30 years. He raised his beautiful daughter Adrianne and now babysits for his also beautiful granddaughter Adelina Grace.  Tom is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Theological Studies/Christian Counseling online at Westminster Theological Seminary, PA. His testimony is full, and he relates to it with verse one of his favorite hymn: Amazing grace! how sweet the sound That…
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