He's What We're All About


One Family.

ONE FAMILY. There is a deep fellowship that we are meant to experience when being part of the church. It is a fellowship that resembles family in many ways. As this fellowship becomes our experience we will see the Holy Spirit ignite growth, relational depth and prayer in our lives.

One Story.

ONE STORY. The church’s story is a collection of individual stories that find their significance in the one larger story of Jesus. When attaching our story to his historically significant story, we find transformational power that is the catalyst to real change.

One Mission.

ONE MISSION. The church, as one family, provides an opportunity to join one mission. That mission is to invite others to experience and respond to God’s love by centering our life on the person and work of Jesus.

Get to Know our Ministry Leaders

The pastors and ministry directors of NorthBridge lead, shepherd, teach, love, and serve the church family, equipping and mobilizing the people of NorthBridge to effectively raise up disciples of Jesus and to reach the spiritually lost with the good news of the gospel. In partnership with the Elder Team, the Pastoral Team works to discern where God is leading and seeks to align our ministry around God’s vision for NorthBridge.


Mark + Michelle Albrecht

Lead Pastor | Staff Pastor

Mark and Michelle felt a call from God to move to Antioch to start NorthBridge in 2001. They dreamed of planting a church that demonstrated the love of Christ by blessing the community in tangible ways—a ministry that birthed new churches and intentionally raised up the next generation of leaders. Now after 20 years, they feel like they have had a front row seat to watch God fulfill that vision, building the church one story at a time!


Dawn Hayman


Dawn Hayman has been in full-time ministry for 25 years and a part of the NB team since 2011. The first part of her career was spent alongside her husband Chris as executive directors and pastors with The Salvation Army. Dawn has a pastor’s heart. She finds great joy in helping newcomers find a place to connect and grow as well as helping both women and men with their spiritual formation and understanding of how they can serve at NB and in our community. Dawn and Chris have three adult children, one daughter-in-love and one sweet granddaughter that has added the most beautiful sparkle to their family.
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Sam Wright

Kids Ministry Director

Sam loves experiencing and sharing the joy and excitement of our world through the eyes of children. The amazing awesomeness of what our Father has created is all around us if you simply take a moment to stop and look for it!  He’s driven to make sure kids (and adults!) understand three very important principles… God made me. God loves me.  Jesus wants to be my friend forever. Sam is a lifelong resident of the state-line area, is married to Sheila and has two children, Eleanor and Jesse.
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Drew Litwiller

Student Ministry Pastor

Drew Litwiller has the best job in the world serving as the Pastor of Student Ministries! He sees students as a vital part of the church NOW, and believes that their passion can lead the way in bringing life to their communities. Drew has been on staff at NorthBridge since 2019. Other than hanging out with students, Drew likes spending his time with his wife, Hannah, and their two boys, listening to oldies music, laughing often, and reading The Lord of the Rings.
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Cody Albrecht

Worship Arts Director

Cody’s heart is for people to have consistent, transformative encounters with their Heavenly Father each Sunday morning through worship. On top of this, he is also passionate about seeing volunteers and youth grow in becoming empowered to lead worship themselves. Cody graduated from Bethel University with a bachelor’s degree in Social Work. Growing up in the church, Cody had no plans of going into ministry, but in college through their local worship nights, the Lord truly tugged on his heart in a fresh, intimate way that not only re-kindled his relationship with God, but also his love for worship. Cody resides in Kenosha with his wife Brenna, daughter Quincee and soon-to-be second child coming May 2022.
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Elder Team

The Elder Team is the governing authority over our entire ministry. The New Testament calls the Elders to be true shepherds who model godly lives and serve the church family by providing general watchcare for the flock. The Elder team is composed of NorthBridge partners who are non-paid staff members and have been nominated by the congregation. The Senior Pastor is also one of the Elders, and together, this team of Elders is accountable to God and the congregation for the spiritual health and strategic direction of the church.

Residents & Interns

It is the aim of NorthBridge to honor God by reaching, inspiring and training up the next generation of the church to impact lives and influence the prevailing culture with the truth of Jesus Christ. 

The NorthBridge Church internship and residency programs are a greenhouse for emerging church leaders. Interns and residents will experience growth through experiential learning, intentional training, and practice leading in a missional environment. Areas of focus include family ministries, general pastoral, women’s ministry, children’s ministry, worship, creative arts, and church planting.

Our Beliefs

It is the aim of NorthBridge to honor God by reaching, inspiring and training up the next generation of the church to impact lives and influence the prevailing culture with the truth of Jesus Christ.

Service Times

Sunday Services Every Week
In-Person & Online
9AM & 10:45AM

Join Us

NorthBridge Church
18724 IL Route 173
Antioch, IL 60002

Contact Us

(847) 838-0800