Our Mission + Vision

Love INC of Lake County is one of more than a hundred Love INC locations across the United States and Kenya, who partner with over 7,800 Christian churches to serve hundreds of thousands of people in need.

Our local Love INC serves families who reside in the eastern portion of Lake County or attend one of our Love INC partner churches. How? By mobilizing local churches to transform lives and communities In the Name of Christ (INC, get it?!). Here’s why that works:

Without Love INC

Churches serve their communities in different ways. One area may have a financial literacy program, while another has housing assistance. Yet, when care is not coordinated, needs can be overlooked or duplicated, and people are not served in a holistic manner.

With Love INC

Love INC fosters collaboration and organizes holistic care to help churches serve their neighbors through resources and relationships. By networking churches together, each church is able to lean into their strengths, knowing that their neighbors will be cared for by the body of Christ within their community.

Our Network of Churches

Christian churches from across at least six denominations partner together to form a Love INC. Within these partnerships, Love INC serves as the scaffolding upon which greater growth is possible. However, it is the Christians in these churches who model Christ’s love and answer God’s call to serve. Working together as the body of Christ, we can best love and serve our community.
Bethel Lutheran Church
Christ Community Church
Church of the Redeemer Highland Park
Center Church
Christ Lutheran Church
CityLine Bible Church
Christ Church
Christian Neighbors Church
CrossLife Evangelical Free

Our Staff

Gary Garland

Executive Director
Sign of the Dove
and Great Lakes Church

Amy Bothmann

Program Manager
Joy! Lutheran Church

Sherral Williams

Clearinghouse Coordinator
New Greater Faith Church

Barbara Poynter

New Hope Ministry Coordinator
Christian Neighbors Church

Laurie Mueller Comilla

Office & Communications Coordinator
Lord of Glory Lutheran Church

Lynn Tylkowski

Store Manager
Loved Twice Thrift Boutique
Village Church of Gurnee

Jill Nevil

Ass’t Store Manager
Loved Twice Thrift Boutique
Village Church of Northbrook

Board of Directors

Cora Buckner

Trinity Christian Center


Vice Chair

John Skillman

Treasurer (interm)
Gurnee Community Church



Scott Bolman

Board Member
Village Church of Gurnee

Rev. Robert Brown

Board Member
New Beginning Missionary Baptist Church

Pam Glover

Board Member
Trinity Christian Center

Erik Karlson

Board Member
Trinity Community Church

Lisamarie Keskar

Board Member
Christ Church, Lake Forest

Father Tom Spahn

Board Member
Grace Anglican Fellowship, Lake Forest