Our Team.

 
Nick Ahrens Associate Pastor   Nick joined the Lincolnway staff after serving for 10 years as Pastor of a local area church-plant. He has a heart for bringing God’s message of abundant love and life to anyone willing to listen. Nick continues to help out in the family’s landscaping business that he started in high school and that is now managed by his wife, Linda, and two of their three sons. Both Nick and Linda love to travel, fish, and to spoil their 6 grandchildren.

Nick Ahrens
Associate Pastor

Nick joined the Lincolnway staff after serving for 10 years as Pastor of a local area church-plant. He has a heart for bringing God’s message of abundant love and life to anyone willing to listen. Nick continues to help out in the family’s landscaping business that he started in high school and that is now managed by his wife, Linda, and two of their three sons. Both Nick and Linda love to travel, fish, and to spoil their 6 grandchildren.

Tina Elsinga Business Administrator   Tina Elsinga and her husband, Bob, have been a part of Lincolnway since 2014. We have led a Growth Group and love to volunteer. They live in Manhattan and have four sons, one daughter in law, and a beautiful granddaughter. I love to travel, cook, and spoil my granddaughter.

Tina Elsinga
Business Administrator

Tina Elsinga and her husband, Bob, have been a part of Lincolnway since 2014. We have led a Growth Group and love to volunteer. They live in Manhattan and have four sons, one daughter in law, and a beautiful granddaughter. I love to travel, cook, and spoil my granddaughter.

Linda Gay   Director of MDO   Mother of four and grandmother of four, Linda loves children and enjoys working with preschoolers. Providing the creative end of introducing young children to the love of Jesus is her passion. Married to Tom since 1975, they have served in various leadership roles since first attending Lincolnway Christian Church in 1984. She enjoys family get togethers, cottage time in Michigan, and eating out!

Linda Gay
Director of MDO

Mother of four and grandmother of four, Linda loves children and enjoys working with preschoolers. Providing the creative end of introducing young children to the love of Jesus is her passion. Married to Tom since 1975, they have served in various leadership roles since first attending Lincolnway Christian Church in 1984. She enjoys family get togethers, cottage time in Michigan, and eating out!

 
Karen Ferreira Director of First Impressions   Karen has been with our team since 2008, organizing and keeping track of everybody who fills out a connection card and the information they supply. She lives in Frankfort with her husband, Jeff who is a regional sales manager for H. D. Supply. They have two sons, a daughter, a daughter-in-law and two granddaughter. She enjoys working out and playing with her granddaughters

Karen Ferreira
Director of First Impressions

Karen has been with our team since 2008, organizing and keeping track of everybody who fills out a connection card and the information they supply. She lives in Frankfort with her husband, Jeff who is a regional sales manager for H. D. Supply. They have two sons, a daughter, a daughter-in-law and two granddaughter. She enjoys working out and playing with her granddaughters

 
Harthe Peterson LincolnwayStudents Director   Harthe is an amazing leader who LOVES students. She has worked in the High School Department for a long time and now she oversees all students from 4th grade though High School. She is married to Bryan and they have two sons together.

Harthe Peterson
LincolnwayStudents Director

Harthe is an amazing leader who LOVES students. She has worked in the High School Department for a long time and now she oversees all students from 4th grade though High School. She is married to Bryan and they have two sons together.

 
Melissa Esparza LincolnwayKids Director   Melissa is a passionate follower of Jesus who loves kids. She oversees all of our kid’s environments from birth through 3rd grade. She is married to Vidal and they have three children together.

Melissa Esparza
LincolnwayKids Director

Melissa is a passionate follower of Jesus who loves kids. She oversees all of our kid’s environments from birth through 3rd grade. She is married to Vidal and they have three children together.

Steve Baker Lead Pastor   Steve Baker and his wife Audrey have been a part of Lincolnway since 2010. They live in Frankfort and have four children. Steve loves to see others connect their story to God's story. Steve loves to tell stories, Legos and Golf.

Steve Baker
Lead Pastor

Steve Baker and his wife Audrey have been a part of Lincolnway since 2010. They live in Frankfort and have four children. Steve loves to see others connect their story to God's story. Steve loves to tell stories, Legos and Golf.