Our Team

We’re fortunate to have a highly committed and highly 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 three 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.

North Wheaton Staff
Austin Adams
North Wheaton Campus Pastor
Emily Wank
Adult Ministries Coordinator
Faith Nichols
Gospelife Social Director
Jen Pacer
Gospelife Kids Director
Kim Bennett-Zafiriou
Gospelife Kids Administrator
Laura Erickson
Take 5 Coordinator
Taryn Phiri
Student Ministry Administrator
Carol Stream Staff
Tey Mitchell
Carol Stream Campus Pastor
Melissa Gish
Gospelife Kids Director
Kathy Lamers
Carol Stream Campus Administrator
Worship Staff
Isaiah Nichols
Director of Worship Arts
Kayla Davenport
Carol Stream Campus Worship Director
Shared Services Staff
Ben Pierson
Executive Pastor
Dennis Parrish
Care Team Coordinator
Karen Craig
Raechel Anderson Dressler
Special Projects Coordinator
Vicki Nichols
Executive Administrator

Elder Team

Austin Adams • Cory Beck • Joe Loss • Scott Nichols • Ben Pierson • Brandon Taylor

What We Believe
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What Drives Us?
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