Our Ministry Team



Pastor Brad Beier is a native of Louisiana and his wife Shannon is from Michigan. While studying in a pre-med Biology track and running track at Louisiana Tech University, Brad got involved in a cross-cultural ministry through a series of friendships, mission trips, service as a youth pastor, and Scriptures' call to love your neighbors as yourself. Upon graduating from Reformed Theological Seminary, in 2001, he served in an urban church planting apprenticeship at Faith Christian Fellowship in Baltimore. Brad and Shannon moved to Chicago in 2003 to begin the satellite congregation of Bethel Christian Church which is now Living Hope Church. They have four precious daughters.

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Pastor Taylor Franchuk was born and raised in 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 a B.S. in Kinesiology from the University of North Dakota and a Master of Divinity from Moody Theological Seminary. After serving with a church plant on the West side of Chicago, Taylor and Ellie moved to Woodlawn in 2018. He served as a Pastoral Intern at Living Hope while 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 the Assistant Pastor as Living Hope. 

Ministry Team Members

Shannon Beier

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


Walker Haynes

Worship Leader


Jieyang Zheng

Worship Team


Abe West

Worship Team


Ellie Beier

Worship Team


Marie Kim

Worship Team