To RESTORE and RENEW the image of manhood created by God in Christ Jesus.
It may sound a little strange, but the truth is, New Man Group is intentionally named. It consists of men whose desire is to not just be good men, not even better men, or better husbands—but new men. The kind of newness to life that only comes from knowing the One who created life, the God who designed us as men (and women), the One in whose very image we were created. At New Man Group, we commit to one night a week helping each other discover and shape that Image through His true and reliable Word. And as we grow and mature into who HE wants us to be, we begin to display that image to our wives, our families, our friends. May not sound manly, but it really happens. We then reach out to people with needs, with tools in our hands (hey, that’s manly) and help in our hearts, and begin to try to touch lives with the same kind of love with which we have been touched. That is the true circle of life to which God has called us. That is the true path of becoming a new man.
With twenty years of trade work as a painting contractor, God one day swiftly and purposefully moved Greg's future into pastoral ministry. After receiving his B.A. from Trinity College and his M.A. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Greg has spent the last twenty years investing his life in preaching, teaching, pastoral counseling (individual and marital), and small group life. Greg's deepest passion, however, has been stirred in helping men to shape and restore their lives in the promise of God to create a New Man in Jesus. Greg is Founder and lead teacher of New Man Group. He and his wife Carol Lynne have been married thirty years and have lived in Gurnee, IL. their entire life together.
Marc is a man of many passions. Music, food, poetry, well told stories, and art fill Marc with inspiration. These things have fleshed out the beautiful doctrine Marc learned in church life and religious education. Marc currently teaches Bible at Westlake Christian Academy in Grayslake. All these things have flowed from being made into a new man himself and Marc therefore longs to continue to see Christ make all things new.
After 25 years in the building trades as a general and remodeling contractor and running a high-end cabinet business, Mike moved his attention to becoming a licensed home inspector in Illinois and Wisconsin, and an FAA Part 107 drone pilot. As the president of Home Inspections and More, Mike performs residential and commercial building inspections for people that are buying (or selling) a home or business and helps them to know the health, safety, and condition of the home or building they are looking to purchase; giving them peace of mind in their largest investment and allowing them to address any repairs that may be needed. Mike is President and Project Manager for New Man Group. Mike and his wife, Jessica, reside in Johnsburg Il., a bride and groom for just five years.
Peter has been an Executive Chef and Culinary Leader for Compass Group during the past twenty three years. His leadership character and skills come through from his work in kitchens, leading his teams as they manage Culinary Programs and services in major hospitals, private schools, and restaurants across the country. After finding new life in Christ, Peter's gentle heart of servanthood has been shaped by and formed by God, leading him to play a significant role in the work of New Man Group, helping other men come to know Jesus and his purposes for their lives. Peter resides in Lake Villa, IL. with his wife Debbie. They have been married for nine years.