Our Leadership Team

The staff and leadership here at Christian Life Church is comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have any questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them. You can contact the church office at 847.259.3090 or email us at mail@christianlifechurch.org.




  • Dr. Daryl Merrill Jr.      

    Pastor Daryl is our Lead Pastor.


  • Dr. Daryl R. Merrill Sr.

    Pastor Merrill is our Legacy Pastor.


  • Harry Schmidt

    Pastor Harry is the President of Christian Life College.


    Phone: (847) 259-1840

  • LeAnn Riveness   

    LeAnn is our Worship & Arts Pastor.


  • Jennifer Schmidt   

    Jenn is our Executive Assistant.


  • Joel Purohit    

    Joel is our High School & College Pastor.


  • Luke Merrill   

    Luke is our Children's & Middle School Pastor.


  • Jeri Oleksy   

    Jeri is our Secretary.


  • Haley Benson   

    Haley is our Administrative Assistant.


  • Amber Anfuso

    Amber is our Building Custodian & Maintenance.


  • Edgar Alvarado    

    Edgar is our Worship Resident.


  • Jonathan Cruz    

    Jonathan is our Worship Resident.