Jeff Brewer serves as the Lead Pastor of Hope Fellowship. Prior to planting Hope Fellowship he served as the church plant pastor at College Church with his main responsibility being planning and overseeing College Church's next church plant. Before coming to College Church, Jeff served as Associate Pastor at Grace Community Bible Church in Roselle and Elgin, IL for seven years where he helped to plant their new church in Elgin in 2006.
Originally from Ohio, Jeff and his wife Jennifer met one another in campus ministry at Ohio University and were married in 1995. They ministered with CRU in the Middle East after graduation before coming to Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 1998. While at Trinity, Jeff served as the Baseball Chaplain, Trinity Missions Fellowship President and church plant intern at CrossWay Community Church in Kenosha, WI. They have four daughters.
Jon Trott serves as the Associate Pastor of Hope Fellowship. Before coming to Hope Fellowship, Jon served as a church planter with the Association of Baptists for World Evangelism (ABWE) in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Together with his wife Jennifer and their two children, Abigail and Anna, they planted one church, Igreja Batista Conexao Crista (Christian Conection Baptist Church), during their 12 years of ministry in Brazil.
After graduating from Baptist Bible College in Clarks Summit, PA, Jon moved to St. Charles, IL in 1996 to be a Youth Pastor Intern at Fox Valley Bible Church. It was there where Jon and Jenn met, married, and were called to Brazil. They served in Brazil until returning to the States to assume this role at Hope Fellowship in July of 2011. Jon completed his Masters of Ministry in 2010.