Pastor Calvin Lindstrom is currently the pastor of the Church of Christian Liberty in Arlington Heights, IL. He holds an undergraduate studies in engineering, Calvin traveled to South Africa for a six-week mission trip. It was during this time, he sensed God’s calling to education and ministry rather than engineering. Although he continu
Pastor Calvin Lindstrom is currently the pastor of the Church of Christian Liberty in Arlington Heights, IL. He holds an undergraduate studies in engineering, Calvin traveled to South Africa for a six-week mission trip. It was during this time, he sensed God’s calling to education and ministry rather than engineering. Although he continued his engineering studies for two more years, before fully committing to responding to his calling.
Boye-Nelson Kiamu is the Chief Executive Officer of Liberia Renewal Ministries (LRM-Liberia) and is currently a doctoral student at Fuller Seminary. He was born in Liberia but had to move as a refugee to Nigeria during Liberia’s civil crisis. While a refugee in Nigeria, Nelson was led to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Nelson is passionate about sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with every people and seeing transformation of lives occurring in Liberia and the Mano River Union and the world.
Dr. Heidi Summers has a passion to help others experience well-being and transformation, flourish in the present, and live free in Christ. She believes that relationships and past experiences don't have to define us, but rather can be used by God to help transform us into the person we were created to be. Dr. Summers works at Fuller Theological Seminary in the Integrated Studies courses, is the founder of Deep Waters Counseling, and serves on multiple boards including an academic advisory board of a small Christian college. She is a wife, mother to three sons and is living her best life now as "Oma" to her three granddaughters. She is also an avid athlete, musician, coffee-aholic, and admits to buying more books than she reads. She is always ready to climb any mountain and follow every dream.
Albert B. Cheapo is a Liberian native and currently a doctoral student at Liberty University. He is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). He currently serves as Controller at NOVEC Energy Solutions, Inc; a natural gas supplier in Virginia, DC, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky area. Albert is also a husband, father, and devoted Christian who loves using his gifts and talents to bring Glory to God.
Daniel Homer currently works as a promoter of adult education at a public adult school in downtown Los Angeles, where he facilitates collaboration between community organizations to increase access to job training. Mr. Homer obtained a double major BA Degree in Chinese Language and Literature and China Regional Studies. He later continued to earn an MA Degree in English–Chinese Translation and Interpretation from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. He also hold an MA Degree Educational Administration from California State University at Los Angeles.
Susan Von Tress is a Human Resources professional with background experience in missions, sales, and marketing. Her first 20+ year career after college was as a missionary with Cru in the US and Eastern Europe. At Lake Ave Church she has been a volunteer leader with foster kids, Preschool Sunday school classes, and the Emotionally Healthy Discipleship WorKshops
Dr. William J. Loskota, PhD, MD, is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. He earned his PhD in Neuropharmacology from UCLA (1974), MD from Southwestern University, P.I. (1980) and was active full time clinical and teaching faculty at USC for 20 years. He has been involved in new drug development, animal research/drug screening, product placement marketing, and sales force training as well as representing the pharmaceutical industry as a speaker, consultant and thought leader internationally in the scientific and public domains. He is a committed Christian and believes that the gospel of Jesus Christ brings transformation to every aspect of one’s life.
John White is currently employed by PBF Energy’s Western Region LLC as a business development analyst working out of their Long Beach office. Educated as a chemical engineer from Virginia Tech, he had previously worked out of PBF Energy’s Torrance Refinery for 9 years (starting in the environmental department, then process engineering, to economics and planning, and currently reporting to the Western Region President out of the commercial office in Long Beach). John loves Jesus, his wife, then his children, then family&friends, and soccer. John continues to lead the Shore Up Soccer ministry (through Lake Avenue Church) to this day and enjoys every moment. He also enjoys snow skiing, motorsport, eating cookies, hiking, and jumping into Lake Tahoe.