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Our Ministry Team

Ministry Staff

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Pastor Taylor Franchuk grew up on the plains of North Dakota. Raised a small-town kid, he has become a loyal citizen of Chicago and lover of the city. His wife Ellie shares this love and works as a Speech-Language Therapist at Chicago Public Schools. They were married in 2016 and live just a few blocks away from Living Hope. Taylor holds an MDiv from Moody Theological Seminary. After serving with a church plant on the West side of Chicago, Taylor and Ellie moved to Woodlawn in 2018 while he was serving as a Pastoral Intern at Living Hope and finishing seminary. In fall 2019, Taylor began as the director of youth programs and launched the Hope Scholars After-School program while taking over Hope City (LHC's middle school ministry). In March 2020, he was ordained as a Teaching Elder in the PCA and installed as a Pastor as Living Hope. 

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Ministry Team Members

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Ismael Lopez

Mercy Team


Donte Rawls

Mercy Team


Autumn Rawls

Mercy Team, Worship Leader


Ellie Franchuk

Mercy Team


Andrew Wang

Mercy Team


Piper Graham

Mercy Team


Calvin Graham

Mercy Team, Worship Team


Martin Putra

Worship Team


Avery Peck-Lopez

Mercy Team, Worship Leader

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