Interim Pastor Dr. Nelson currently resides in Rockford, Illinois with his wife, Patricia. They have five grown children and thirteen grandchildren. He most recently completed an IPM placement earlier this year at sister churches in Elkhart Lake, WI. He has served with IPM at churches in Ohio, Wisconsin and France. He has extensive overseas missionary experience. He completed his latest education at Trinity International University, Deerfield, Illinois earning a Doctor of Missions degree in 1992. He has been faithfully serving God for over 40 years and in this phase of his ministry he enjoys serving and strengthening churches through IPM.
Communications Director & Graphic Design Karolyn has been attending Parker Road with her family since she was in elementary school. She joined the Parker Road staff in 2007. Karolyn graduated from Saint Xavier University with a BA in Mass Communication and a minor in Art. Karolyn and her husband Dan have played an active role in many of the church's activities, including youth group events, worship ministries, and young adults. The Nelsons recently welcomed their second daughter in March 2016.
Office Secretary Barb and her husband Bill have been attending Parker Road for several years. She joined the church staff in 2011. Barb has a heart for children and enjoys spending time with the little ones at Awana Clubs, during her Sunday School class and Nursery. Much of the decorating at Parker Road is thanks to Barb and her creative eye — she's just bursting with ideas!
Worship Team Director Sam joined the Parker Road Bible Church Worship Team in February 2016. He leads the our congregation by playing guitar and singing. Sam and his wife Lexi live in Chicago while Sam continues his higher education at Moody Bible Institute. They recently welcomed their first son into their family.