BOB DE BOER

Pastor of Spiritual Formation and Connections

bdeboer@lakeforest.org

Pastor Bob comes to us from the state of Iowa where he most recently served as a pastor of discipleship, mission, and congregational care. Prior to that, he served other churches in Iowa, the Chicagoland area, and Southern California in roles of lead pastor, associate pastor, college pastor, youth pastor, and Christian Education director.

Bob graduated from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, and received his M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. Bob and his wife Laura have three amazing sons and two wonderful daughters-in-law – Andrew & Laura (yes, two Lauras in the family), Ben & Nicole, and Adam. Bob’s family loves playing games together around the table and out in the yard, watching movies, and going on vacations. During Bob’s free time, you will most likely find him hitting the trails on one of his bikes, trying to play some sport, reading a book, or finding anything to do outdoors.

Bob absolutely loves people and learning about their unique stories. He strongly believes that Jesus is the hope and joy we are all longing for and loves to help people discover The One who is transforming his life and others’ lives in amazing ways.