Chad Braswell

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Senior Pastors Chad & Julie Braswell, having served at Metro Church as Associate Pastors, Worship Pastors, and both Youth & Young Adult Pastors throughout a decade and a half, have now answered God’s call to lead this local church body in its next chapter.

Both Chad & Julie came to know Jesus at Metro Church, where they also were married and are now raising their two daughters Rylie & Mackenzie. Their passion is to see everyone excel in their life’s purpose through a real relationship with Jesus Christ.

Adam Herald


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Pastor Adam and his wife Tanya are the leaders of The Refuge Church. They've been married for 12 years and have two children, Anna (11) and Graham (9).

Adam has lived all over the midwest, but claims Illinois as home. He is an avid sports fan who is still relishing in the 2016 Cubs World Series win. 

Tanya spent the first 19 years of her life in Boston before she met and married Adam. When not serving at The Refuge Church she works as a registered nurse and runs a small art business.