OUR STAFF

our pastors:

English

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William Pak

English Congregation Lead Pastor

 

Pastor William joined the community at Lakeview Covenant Church on March 1st of 2016 as the English Congregation Lead Pastor.

Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, he received his education at the University of Toronto (Hon. B.A. 1996), Tyndale Seminary (M.Div. 1999), and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (ThM. 2002, PhD 2012). In his passion of preaching and teaching God’s Word, his desire is to be used by God to raise up passionate, Spirit-filled, missional leaders for Christ. Pastor William enjoys cooking, discussing theology, tiling floors and walls, and spending time with the family. He is happily married to his wife Julie, and they have three children, David, Charis, and Elianah.

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Joshua Lee

Worship Pastor
College Pastor
 

Joshua has been at Lakeview since he began his undergrad years. He was born in Seoul, Korea, moved to Toronto, Canada when he was 8, and came to the Chicagoland area to study at Northwestern, where he found Lakeview in the first week of freshman year. After college, he enrolled in the MDiv program at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and shortly after joined the Lakeview staff as the college pastor in August, 2017. After (virtually) receiving his MDiv from TEDS in Spring 2021, he took on a dual role in-person as worship/college pastor. Joshua first came to the suburbs of Chicago as a cluelessly passionate pre-med student, but God transformed him along the way, making him even more passionate (and a bit less clueless) for studying and teaching his Word, and to see the Kingdom of God in all nations.

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Sam Lee

Youth Pastor

Samuel Lee joined the staff of Lakeview Covenant Church in October 2015 as the Youth Group Pastor. He received his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Currently, he is working as a Laboratory Scientist and attending Trinity Evangelical Divinity School for the Master of Divinity degree.

Samuel is deeply focused on growing spiritual maturity of the youth through God's Word and community. He is happily married to his wife Monica Lee.

our pastors:

Korean

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Joshua Kang 

Korean Congregation Lead Pastor

Joshua has been serving at Lakeview since 1996.  He previously served at an English Ministry of a Korean church and as a youth pastor on the West Coast prior to moving to Chicago. After graduating from UC Berkeley, he went on to receive his M.Div and Th.M. (in Leadership) from Fuller Theological Seminary, and has completed coursework at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School for his D.Min.

Joshua is the happy husband of Lanna, and the delighted father of Christy and Timothy.  In his free time, you can find him riding his bike, traveling, and hanging out with his family and friends most likely at a buffet restaurant. After all these years of ministry experience, his greatest joys are seeing people saved and transformed, experiencing God’s glory and presence, and doing life in a loving community.

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Lin Choi

Worship Pastor​

linchoisk@gmail.com

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Evelyn La

Kidsland 2 Pastor​/Director

evelynla71@gmail.com