Our Team

We have a highly committed and skilled team of pastors, staff, and elders leading our church. Meet the team below!

Pastor Scott Nichols

 As Lead Pastor of Gospelife Church, Scott’s ministry loves are expository preaching, developing young leaders, coaching and encouraging local pastors, and evangelism. He is married to Vicki, and they have three grown children (Brooke who is married to Phil, Isaiah who is married to Faith, and Nate who is married to Shayna) and four precious grandchildren!

Scott grew up in Mishawaka, Indiana. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Theological Studies from Southwest Baptist University, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Moody Bible Institute, and his Doctor of Ministry at Southern Seminary. In 2001, Scott and Vicki along with a committed group of thirty-five people planted Crossroads Community Church, renamed to Gospelife Church in 2022. Today, Gospelife is a growing multi-site congregation with two thriving campuses.

In his free time, Scott enjoys reading, watching old movies, St. Louis Cardinals baseball, playing basketball, and working on projects around the house. His desire is to multiply gospel blessings around Chicagoland, and his joy will be to finish well for the Lord Jesus Christ.

Gospelife Pastors
Austin
Adams
North Wheaton Pastor
Ryan
Booker
Worship Pastor
Daniel
Kim
Student Ministry Pastor
Tey
Mitchell
Carol Stream Pastor
Ben
Pierson
Executive Pastor
Gospelife Staff
Max
Anliker
Student Worship Director
Nicki
Barr
College Ministry Director
Kim
Bennett-Zafiriou
Kids Ministry Administrator
Karen
Craig
Bookkeeper
Kayla
Davenport
Worship Director
Raechel Anderson
Dressler
Special Projects Coordinator
Laura
Erickson
Take 5 Coordinator
Kathy
Lamers
Carol Stream Administrator
Snezhana
Minyakov
Kids Ministry Assistant Director
Isaiah
Nichols
Creative Director
Victoria
Nichols
Operations Director
Jen
Pacer
Kids & Family Ministry Director
Dennis
Parrish
Care Team Coordinator
Taryn
Phiri
Groups and Teams Director
Maddie
Pierson
Technical Director Intern
Timi
Rankin
Send Network Administrator
Jon & Jenn
Trott
Small Group Coordinators

Not Pictured

Laura Bauer
Hospitality Coordinator

Varya Bazalev
Social Media Coordinator

Lanie Burwell
Kids Ministry Team Lead

Eunice Chong
Graphic Design Intern

Robb Davidson
Photography Coordinator

Josiah Gulachek
Pastoral Intern

Tyler Kalebic
Student Ministry Intern

Brian Lamers
Facilities Coordinator

Grace Lee
Photography and Social Media Intern

Elders

Austin Adams • Joe Loss • Anthony Maneiro • Scott Nichols • Ben Pierson • Brandon Taylor

Treasurer

Jerry Phiri

Trustees

Joe Loss • Ben Pierson • Brandon Taylor • Scott Vavrinchik

What We Believe
GL Beliefs
What Drives Us?
Our Values