Meet the Pastors of Trinity Vineyard:

Dan Rak

Dan was initially released as a Vineyard church planter in 1984, the “old days” of the Vineyard. Trinity Vineyard is his third church planting effort in the Chicago area and where he plans to pastor as long as he is able (unless God unexpectedly calls him elsewhere). He is committed to preaching and teaching the Word of God and doing the works of Jesus. Ann’s heart is to love God and those He loves. She is an active participant in the children’s ministry at Trinity Vineyard. Dan and Ann have five children and make their earthly home in Geneva.

Joseph Onesimus

Joseph’s philosophy of ministry and life is derived from the first question in the Westminster Shorter Catechism project, “What is the chief end of man?” “The chief end of man is to glorify God, and to enjoy Him forever.” Joseph believes that the knowledge of God should result in spontaneous and heartfelt worship amongst all believers. He is married to Faith and have three children, Aaron, Ethan and Jolynne.

Joseph’s goal in Christian ministry is to lead the Church of Christ into a greater knowledge of God so that we as a church may know of his great mercies, his grace, his justice, and his love. Joseph holds a Th.D. from Florida Christian University and a Master of Arts in Religion from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership from Lancaster Graduate School and Seminary in Pennsylvania.