Our Staff


    Pastor Lynne was raised as daughter and granddaughter of Messiah’s charter members, moved away and returned as Part Time Interim Pastor in October 2019.  Her primary focus has been in ministries of caring, learning, worship, communications, welcoming new members and preaching. Pastor Lynne’s favorite Bible verse 1st Corinthians 13:13 is also reflected on signs above the exterior doors leading to the Gathering Place. She lives a wellness-focused life in Lake Zurich with husband Larry, daughters Julia and Samantha, and dogs Maggie Mei and Lizzy.  She is an avid sports fan, with Florida State University sports, both Chicago baseball teams, Chicago AND Green Bay football teams ranking highest on her list. 

  • Kristin Isom, Children's Ministry Director

    Kristin has served as Children's Ministry Co-Director since September 2017. She and her husband Mike have two children, Aubrey and Colton. Kristin is very passionate about touching the lives of children and helping them to grow in their faith journey at Messiah!

  • Jessica Wallwin, Youth Ministries Director

    Jessica has been youth director at Messiah for 2 years now.  She's married to James and has one son, Joseph.  She also has a tuxedo cat named Smithers.