staff

  • Lead Pastor, Jon Fogel

    Pastor Jon earned his undergraduate degree in business and worked in human resources before feeling the call of God to enter Pastoral Ministry. He earned his ministerial training/Masters of Divinity at North Park Theological Seminary and has been at Hope Covenant since February of 2018. He and his wife Jessica and their energetic toddler Matthew live just a stones throw from the church in Orland Park. 



  • Volunteer Director of Student Ministries, tim smith

    Tim earned a degree in Ministry and Theology with a specialty in youth from Olivet Nazarene University. He is passionate about students and scripture which makes him the perfect fit for his role as Director of Student Ministries with Hope. In his first year at Hope, he looks to build on the core group of students while still emphasizing inclusion as key for the group. Tim (currently engaged to Venessa) lives in Mokena. 

Leadership Team

At Hope, our staff is accountable to a Leadership Team elected by the members of the congregation (if you're familiar with a traditional elder board, the Leadership Team functions much the same way). We abide by the processes of our bylaws in our congregational meetings and in any decision making to which they apply. It is expected that our leaders maintain standards of conduct in keeping with biblical instructions and values. The protection of children in our care is of highest importance. Those with direct contact with children, and all our staff are subject to a background check and best practices as determined by our leadership team.


The financial reports of the congregation are available to our church family. We want you to know how our offerings are used in the work and ministry of our congregation, and that the confidentiality of individual givers and gifts is carefully protected.