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Ministry Leaders


Dave and Karly are very excited to come aboard at Lagrange Bible church to build relationships with the middle schoolers at such a crucial moment in their lives. Dave and Karly have been going to Lagrange Bible Church for most of their lives. Karly since birth, and Dave since the 2nd grade. Dave first began working with middle schoolers at the age of 19 when “Powersource” met in the gym down the street at 7th ave. school.

Dave and Karly have served over the years at Lagrange Bible Church in roles from cradle roll through high school ministry. Karly is a Spanish teacher at Lyons Township high school, and Dave is a dispatcher at a trucking company in Chicago. They live in Lagrange with their 3 children, Chase (9), Natalie (4), and Luke (1.5) and their yellow lab, Oakley. Fun is heading up north to the family cabin in WI as well as going to the beach in the summer.


Jenell has lived in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio, but LaGrange Bible Church has always felt like returning home. Her favorite Bible verse is Psalm 37:4 “Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart”.  Her career path has led her to work with teens who have experienced serious trauma, and she’s reminded daily that our only true hope is through Christ Jesus.  Alex grew up in Ohio and met Jenell where they both went to school, Grace College. They have 2 dogs and are expecting their first child! They love working with teenagers and hope to be an example to them through volunteering with the youth ministry.


Madison is 20 years old, and she’s a junior nursing major at Lewis University in Romeoville, IL. In her free time, she likes to read, nap, and play with her dog, Maggie. If she had to choose a favorite bible verse it’d be Psalm 4:23 “Above all, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it”. Madison went through the youth ministry here at LaGrange Bible Church, and she is excited to be back, serving as a leader.


Karen is the wife of Joe Patrick and the mom of two lovely girls, Sarah and Georgia. She has attended LaGrange Bible Church for 27 years. Karen loves the fun energy of the kids, and she enjoys being part of their walk with Jesus. Also, Karen teaches 3-4 year old Sunday school just to shake things up.