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Our Staff


Cary Hughes, Senior Pastor

Pastor Cary Hughes joined us as our Senior Pastor in January 2021. He received his Masters of Divinity from Beeson Divinity School and spent most of his studies in the areas of Historical Theology and Biblical Studies. He was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and felt the call to ministry at the age of 16. Cary and his wife, Laura, have been married for 11 years and in his words, “The best part of my life, apart from God’s saving grace in Christ, is my wife Laura and our children, Mirra Grace and Brock."

You can contact Pastor Cary through the church office at 847-639-7566 or by sending him an email.


Andy Nilsson, Pastor of Christian Care

Andy Nilsson serves as Pastor of Christian Care. A former building contractor by trade, God has given Andy a special gift of caring for the hurting which led our church to ask him to serve on staff. He has been a member of our church for over thirty years. Through a series of very difficult medical issues, God has used Andy to minister to others in some very special ways during times of crisis.

Feel free to contact Pastor Andy through the church office at 847-639-7566 or by sending him an email.


Josiah Haas, Youth Pastor

Josiah became the Pastor of Youth Ministries in June of 2021. He graduated with two bachelor's degrees from Wheaton College in 2018 and a Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 2021. He grew up in the Chicagoland suburbs and has participated in ministering to young people through multiple church, summer camp, and college campus ministries. He has a heart for discipleship and equipping youth to see that they are not too young to be used by God in a big way. In July of 2021, he got married to his wife Ruthie, who is in his words, "WAY out of my league in every way." For fun, Josiah enjoys hiking, biking, camping, playing sports, making music, and watching the Chicago Cubs.

Contact Josiah through the church office at 847-639-7566 or by sending him an email.


Luke Pearson, Worship Director

Luke joined us as our Worship Director in February 2019. He graduated from Judson University in May 2021 with a degree in Music and Entrepreneurship. He has a heart for worship and has been serving in worship ministry since he was in 6th grade. His genuine passion for serving Christ is visible in all he does. Luke is proficient in many instruments and he is also able to guide others in how to display excellence in their craft. Some of his worship skills include: music performance, worship leading, spiritual leadership, music producing, communication, and technology. He has served as a Worship Leader at several other churches prior to Living Grace.

You can contact Luke through the church office at 847-639-7566 or by sending him an email.


Lisa Sigler, Administrative Assistant

Our Administrative Assistant is available to help you and answer any questions you may have by calling the church office at 847-639-7566 or by sending her an email.