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our pastors:



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.


Joshua Lee

Worship Pastor
College Pastor

Joshua began his ministry at Lakeview as the college pastor in the summer of 2017. After completing his MDiv from TEDS in 2021, he took on the dual role of worship and college pastor. He is currently working on his ThM at TEDS, with a growing interest in missional leadership formation in the Korean American church. Joshua desires to be a pastor and follower of Christ who fully participates in the Missio Dei through the local church.


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.


Marie Choe

Kidsland 1 Director

Marie has been a part of Lakeview Covenant Church since 2021 and recently joined the staff as the Director of Children's Ministry. She earned a bachelor's degree in Music Therapy from Heidelberg SRH, Germany. Marie has consistently been involved in worship teams and children's ministry within the context of Christian communities in the US, Germany, and South Korea. She has a deep passion for helping children intimately know God and become followers of Christ Jesus. Marie has been happily married to her amazing husband, Stephan, since 2008, and they stay busy with their wonderful children, Sophia and Sean. 

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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.


Lin Choi

Worship Pastor​

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