Our Team

Ken & Esther Tueck

The Tueck Family

Ken is the lead pastor of Life Compass Church. With a background in social work and criminal justice, he has been involved with urban ministry for the past 22 years. Ken founded Life Compass Urban Ministries in 2008 as an outreach to families in Kankakee by utilizing athletics and the arts to help area young people re-calibrate their lives for Christ.

The early Life Compass team soon developed a vision to reach the whole family, and in 2013 Life Compass Church was established. Ken has been married to his wife Esther since 1998, and they have four children, Cole, Ava, Jace and Alexa. The Tueck family resides in Kankakee.

Esther has a background in elementary education and leading ministries in the urban community. She oversees the curriculum and spiritual development for the Exploration of Art programs and children's ministry.

Ken Tueck - Lead Pastor
kentueck@yahoo.com - (708)-921-2017

Esther Tueck - Lead Pastor
esthertueck@yahoo.com - (708)-921-7954


Beto & Karen Silva

Beto and his family are originally from Mexico and are now serving in the states. The Silvas came to Life Compass in late 2017 after serving with Principles for Living Ministry in Nebraska. They now serve to connect Life Compass Church to the Hispanic community in Kankakee. Beto also serves as one of the worship leaders for our Sunday night service and for our youth group. For more information about Beto visit his website.

Beto Silva - Associate Pastor
betosilvasandoval@gmail.com - (402)-302-5251

Cam & Meredith Brennan


Cam is the Youth Pastor, overseeing grades 6-12. He is from the Detroit Metro and is a graduate of Taylor University for both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. While at Taylor he met his beautiful wife Meredith. Together they have a 2 year old daughter Kennedy. Outside of his love for teaching young people about God he spends most of his time podcasting, reading, watching sports, and hanging out with friends and family. For more of Cam’s work check out his podcast and reading list.

Cam Brennan — Youth Pastor

(313) 919-3202 — cam@brennanmedia.co

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Nathan Lain

Nathan is the Director of Worship and Creative Arts. He oversees the Worship Team as well as Exploration of Arts and the recording studio. He is a recent graduate Olivet Nazarene University where he studied Music Composition. He now serves as the Chapel Worship Coordinator for ONU. Nathan writes and travels with People Of Freedom. His family lives in Cincinnati, Ohio where they serve as pastors of a Amelia Church of the Nazarene.

Nathan Lain - Director of Worship and Creative Arts
nathan.lain@icloud.com - (740)-502-5721