Beloved Preunbeliever: Living With Hope and Joy in an Unequally Yoked Marriage – Julie Schawel After graduating from college with a degree in public speaking, Julie realized she had nothing worthwhile to talk about—until she met Jesus! Now, her deep love for Jesus and passion for women’s hearts make sharing Christ’s redemptive message her favorite thing to do! Julie is part of a team at The Chapel that facilitates Partnering with Holy Spirit classes. She also ministers through Heaven Based Life Coaching, a Bible-based, one-on-one coaching program that helps clients embrace their wholeness in Christ as they partner with Holy Spirit to bring about healing and transformation. Julie and her husband, Brad, have been married for 32 years and raised three sons. Spending so much time with four men makes any opportunity to connect with women an absolute treat! While Julie loves serving the women of her home church, The Chapel Libertyville, she is passionate about ministering to the body of Christ anywhere at any time!
Inviting the Presence of God to Carry You Into a Life as an Overcomer -Cassie Freddy Cassie grew up in Chicago, IL. She has been married to her husband, Josh, for 8 years, and their son Zylan is five years old. She worked for 10 years in the medical field before coming on staff at The Chapel where she is currently the social/digital media manager and photographer. Cassie loves worship, photography, board games, making reels with her family, eating international cuisines, and laughing with the people she loves. She is always looking for ways to bring people together. God has worked powerfully in her life and you will often hear her say “The Presence of God is so real!!”. Even in the hardest of situations, Cassie has experienced the goodness of God which has led her to want to share how you can experience the nearness of God in your own life.
Finding Freedom: Breaking the Cycle of Shame – Tammy Chapman Tammy grew up in Ohio and has been married to her best friend, Scott, for 34 years. In 1994, they planted The Chapel and consider it a privilege to be a part of what God is doing in our area. Tammy has four children (one by birth, two by adoption, and one by marriage) and one beautiful granddaughter. Tammy enjoys being a pastor and a pastor’s wife. Her passion in ministry is to encourage and equip people to walk in the healing, hope, and freedom that come from having a relationship with Jesus Christ. She currently serves as the pastor of Kingdom Ministries at The Chapel. She loves watching people encounter the Father’s love as he ministers to them. Jesus has profoundly impacted Tammy’s life; she doesn’t know where she’d be without him. She loves studying the Bible and teaching and especially loves connecting with women, because there is nothing quite like the combination of estrogen and the Holy Spirit.
Abide and Hear His Voice: Your Kids Can Learn to Hear God’s Voice and You Can Too – The Dearly Loved Company The mission of The Dearly Loved Company is to create faith-based products to empower and equip families to hear the voice of God and to encounter his presence daily! At the Dearly Loved Company, we are passionate about bringing revival to the home! We have created specific tools and resources to help families encounter God on a daily basis. Our main goal is to place these tools into parents’ hands as a resource to help their families walk in encounters with God and learn to hear his voice. We truly believe that revival starts in the home.
Divine Direction: Navigating Your Role in God’s Plan – Julie Kim Julie has worked in Human Resources for over two decades and has spent the last 13 years on staff at The Chapel. Along with her love for her husband, twin daughters in college, and ice-cold diet coke, she is dedicated to helping others discover their passion, utilize their gifts, and discern their calling in God’s plan.
Contagious Courage: Cultivating Life-Giving Community – Kristina Jones: Kristina is a mom to four kids, aged 11 to 17… which means she is a master calendar keeper and Uber driver extraordinaire! She has been married to her husband and best friend, Seth, for 20 years. She and her family attend The Chapel Grayslake, where she is co-coordinator for the MOMSnext group and works on staff as The Chapel’s copywriter. She loves reading, writing, running, and hearing people’s stories. She can do small talk, but having deep conversations is her jam. She is always up for a latte at Starbucks, is terrible at remembering names, and loves to blast music and dance in her kitchen.
Love as the Foundation: Serving in a Season of Weariness – Gina Dummer Gina Dummer is full of infectious joy and fervor for Jesus. A wife to John, mother of 5, and grandma of 2, she’s got life’s experiences under her belt. Along her journey, she has led many women’s groups and loves finding fun ways to bring women together. Her heart’s passion is to build up and encourage women, teaching them their value in Christ and how to walk confidently in their God-given identity.
Priorities and Purpose: Putting What Matters Most First – Ligia Collelo Originally from Brazil, Ligia moved to the US in 2013 due to her work relocating. She spent over 16 years in Corporate America, traveling the world for marketing training and campaigns. In 2017, Ligia experienced a powerful encounter with God that changed her life forever. She quit her career and eventually started working in ministry at The Chapel. Lígia is passionate about leading others to know Jesus and his love for them. She loves Bible studies and has hosted several at her home. Ligia is married to Alfredo, and they have two daughters, Sophia (12) and Stella (8). They live in a tucked away home in Wadsworth, IL, where they enjoy a busy life driving the kids around and caring for their pets (dogs, cats, and chickens). While not at church, she is probably adventuring on a sewing project, planning a trip to Brazil, or cuddling with her dogs at home.