Rev. Donald Nwankwo

Rector (Senior Pastor)

Thanks be to God for the guidance of the Holy Spirit on all those involved in the process, and for all the prayers offered by the congregation. May we continue to lift Jesus higher, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God. God has blessed us once again!

Donald Nwankwo has served in active ministry for much of his life within the church and parachurch contexts in Nigeria and the United States. Following his ordination to the Anglican priesthood in 2015, and before joining TLC as Pastor, he served in a bi-vocational capacity as the primary assisting priest at Church of the Redeemer in Highwood, Illinois while continuing to work as a Sr. Logistics Data Analyst. He has an MDiv from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL.

By way of personal passion, Donald has an intentional, nurtured interest in the relevance of the faith in the ordinary life. Therefore, in preaching and teaching, in the Sacraments, in the offering of pastoral care, in engaging community life, in spiritual formation, and other pastoral roles, his drive is faithfully seeking and seeing God’s truth and acts intersect meaningfully with our lived realities and experiences.

Those who have met Donald have found him to be a very personable, compassionate man of prayer who has a deep faith and trust in God.

Born and raised in eastern Nigeria, Donald insists that’s about as African as it gets. Becky, his wife, is American born from Central Illinois. This “collusion of the cultures” resulted in three beloved, young children. two boys and a girl, ages three, seven, and nine.