Tom Spacek, Headmaster
As the co-founder and first Headmaster of Greenhouse, Tom has been championing the mission and shepherding the vision since the turn of the century. Described by some as a Renaissance man, Tom has always been a self-learner, despite not having been home-schooled himself! A graduate of Emmaus Bible College, he has been serving various congregations and ministries for more than 30 years. Many believe that Tom embodies the servant leadership ideal to which we call our students. He and Jennifer have worked together at Greenhouse since its launch, during which time they have also raised their four children, two of whom still attend. The Spaceks live in Wheaton, four doors away from the building, and worship at Church of the Resurrection.
Adelia Erickson, Director of Community Life
Ben Merrill, Business Manager
Julie Oda, Receptionist (THU)
Before homeschooling her three children for 16 years, Julie taught special education in the public schools of the western suburbs. Additionally, Julie has worked as a private tutor, a nanny, an administrative assistant, and an event supervisor. In July 2016, she began her own home business. Julie returns to Greenhouse on Wednesdays, having been a Greenhouse parent for six years. She and her husband, David, attend Highpoint Church in Naperville.
Susan Wetherington, Receptionist (Mon-WED)
Susie has worn many hats. She was an at-home mother of five, a day care provider, and a local news correspondent and copy editor for two Wisconsin newspapers. A sudden move landed her in Illinois as a nanny. Susie's three local grandchildren attend the Greenhouse. She's a member of Faith Community Church in West Chicago, and, in her spare time, visits her children in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and New Hampshire.
Carole O'Hare, Receptionist (Fri)
Carole was born in Pittsburgh and has lived in San Diego, Minneapolis and Chicago. She has been a computer programmer, a stay-at-home mom, a graduate student, Director of Patient Accounting at Lawndale Christian Health Center, and now a retiree. Carole's move from Oak Park to Wheaton in June 2016 allows her to spend more time with her family (Samuelsons and Blasers), particularly those wonderful seven grandchildren, five of whom attend Greenhouse. She is a member of College Church in Wheaton. Carole is delighted to be part of Greenhouse helping shape servant leaders who love the Lord.
Len Chandler, Facilities Manager
Len has been involved in many aspects of building construction, remodeling, and maintenance over many years. He loves to keep things working to enable Greenhouse personnel to be most effective in their mission. He has one son at the Greenhouse.