Erik grew up in the small town of Morris, IL. He met his wife Cheri at church near Joliet, IL. He graduated from Moody Bible Institute, majoring in Bible and Youth Ministry. He has served as a pastor to students for over 10 years.
Erik and Cheri have 4 awesome kids – Paige, Everett, Cuyler, Abram. This family is loud, but a ton of fun to be around. They love to play and laugh together. Erik enjoys black coffee, almost any sport, waterskiing, and cheering for the Cubs! His life aim is to make God proud and to make God known. He joined the team here at Lakeland in 2016.