Director of Communications and Outreach


He is a passionate evangelist and communicator who has felt led by God to join us in the city. Bill has two engineering degrees, seven years of theological studies, an MBA, is fluent in Spanish and French and is a committed disciple-maker.

His family have been missionaries for generations, originally from France and Ohio, his family were dedicated to missions in the southern area of Mexico border to Guatemala, Bill's family help evangelized remote areas and help villagers with drinking water distribution and with commerce. Bill spent several summers at Brigham Young University focusing on the Old Testament and New Testament. At the LDS Church he was ordained with several priesthoods.  

He worked for nearly 30 years as a corporate executive were he received several awards in Business Innovation and has over 35 patents, he focused on value added to end-users. For the past 10 years he has utilized end-user value added techniques to help in the evangelization process. "the modern digital footprints used by the by large marketers such as Google and Facebook are pointing out the way for communities to listen to the Gospel" "utilizing the digital profiles generated by google, Experian, the Census and others; help us create connection events focused in the evangelistic needs of the community".

"My family and I have been called to serve many times. God has done amazing things through the ministries we have served. We have served at Up with People, Marklund Children’s Home, and our local community in Roselle, Illinois, among others. We are truly humbled by the goodness He has shown to and through our family." Bill lives in Roselle with his 3 children 10,12 and 13 years old.

Jason Pankau

Pastor at Chicago Hope Church

School: (312) 491-1600

Church: (312) 783-3858

Cell: (203) 253-0904


Jason brings a multi-faceted background of leadership and wisdom to people and organizations with whom he works. God currently uses him as a life coach and consultant to executives, leader of a church re-planting movement, mentor to pastors and Christian leaders, sought-after speaker, creator of Christian training seminars and best-selling author. Jason is a former two-sport All-American athlete, serving as captain of the Brown University football team and national qualifier in the discus.

Meet Marlon Washington

Worship, Youth, Outreach Pastor

School: (312) 491-1600

Church: (312) 783-3858

Cell: Coming

Email: Coming

Marlon began following Jesus on May 14th, 2010 in his dorm room at Bradley University… it was the night before he graduated and entered the “real world.” Jesus made Himself real to Marlon that day, and He has done so every day since.

After a successful career as an actor, Marlon began to pursue vocational ministry and began the life long process of learning what it meant to lead others to Jesus. Marlon helped plant a church in Lincoln Park, honed his music leadership skills at a church plant in Woodlawn, served faithfully at a church plant in Oak Park, and lead the worship ministry efforts for a church plant on the Near West Side. This journey has given Marlon a deep passion for Chicago and God’s vision for this city, and people’s lifelong relationships with Jesus.

At Chicago Hope Marlon hopes to cultivate an environment where people can honestly encounter Jesus. Marlon fully believes that God wants to have a relationship with everyone and He will do anything to make that happen. There was a time in Marlon’s life where he was fully ready to walk away from the church and God brought him back to full-time ministry after battling severe depression for four years. The only thing Marlon knows for sure is that Jesus is real and that He is the only reason Marlon is able to do anything. Marlon hopes that at Chicago Hope you will be ready to learn with us, encounter Jesus, and enter the “real world” together.


Born into a missionary family in Indonesia, raised in Virginia, a graduate of Brown University in Psychology, and Boston University in Social Work, Jen enjoys working at Life Spring Network with her husband and being an active mother of four.

Director of Operations


Darlene brings a valuable process-oriented skill set of accounting, leadership, sales, marketing, fundraising and spiritual maturity to Chicago Hope Church.

Upon graduating from Northwood University with a BBA in accounting, she spent the next 8 years in public accounting with a focus on tax. Prior to joining LSN in November of 2012, Darlene spent the next several years in direct sales building and managing a team of 72 consultants and achieving advanced leadership levels within two years. She raised money for Trinity Lutheran School Parent’s Club for over 10 years and assisted with the “Friends of Trinity” auction fundraiser.

Darlene has been an active member of her Church, co-led a “Wives In Prayer” group, and along with her husband Eric, have been small home group leaders for over 10 years. They have a family of four including a college student at Iowa State University, twin high school seniors and a high school freshman.

In August of 2013, Darlene’s family transitioned from IL to WI where she continues to successfully lead and help grow Chicago Hope Church from her home office while commuting to the Chicago Hope Church office once a week.