Rev. Erica Van Brakle serves as the Pastor of First Baptist Church of La Grange. A native Illinoisan, Erica graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Television Production from Columbia College Chicago.
Shannon is the Church Administrator for First Baptist Church of La Grange. Shannon has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Illinois and a Master of Arts in Elementary Education from Saint Xavier University.
Rich has been happily married for 18 years to his wife Sue. They have five kids and nine grandkids. Rich retired from the Village of La Grange after 35 years. In his spare time he and Sue like to ride horses at a ranch in Wisconsin.