Darlene brings a valuable process-oriented skill set of accounting, leadership, sales, marketing, fundraising and spiritual maturity to Chicago Hope Church.
Upon graduating from Northwood University with a BBA in accounting, she spent the next 8 years in public accounting with a focus on tax. Prior to joining LSN in November of 2012, Darlene spent the next several years in direct sales building and managing a team of 72 consultants and achieving advanced leadership levels within two years. She raised money for Trinity Lutheran School Parent’s Club for over 10 years and assisted with the “Friends of Trinity” auction fundraiser.
Darlene has been an active member of her Church, co-led a “Wives In Prayer” group, and along with her husband Eric, have been small home group leaders for over 10 years. They have a family of four including a college student at Iowa State University, twin high school seniors and a high school freshman.
In August of 2013, Darlene’s family transitioned from IL to WI where she continues to successfully lead and help grow Chicago Hope Church from her home office while commuting to the Chicago Hope Church office once a week.