Founder +

Lead Pastors

Trenton & Hannah Laffoon

Hello Friend,

We are so excited to connect with you! If you are searching for a church home, we invite you to come and be a part of what is happening at Freshwater. Whether you live in the Northshore of Chicago or you choose to join the Freshwater App – we welcome you! It is our prayer as you interact with us today, that you will encounter God’s amazing grace, your faith will be strengthened, and you will find hope for whatever you are walking through. You were created to belong to a life-giving community of people who believe in you – and there is a place for you in the Freshwater Community!

We love you already!
Pastors Trenton & Hannah Laffoon

About the Laffoons

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Trenton and Hannah are the Lead Pastors of Freshwater Church. In 2019, while Trenton was serving on staff at Evangel Church, God stirred his heart about planting a new church. After praying and seeking wisdom from various leaders, they knew they were suppose to take the step of faith and move to the Northshore of Chicago. In 2020, they made the move and began the work of building a new church in Evanston, IL. Trenton served for over eight years on staff at Evangel Church, as Student Ministries Pastor, Next Generation Pastor, and Executive Pastor. Prior to that, He interned at James River Church, in Springfield, MO, while attending Evangel University where he received his bachelors degree in Theology, with a minor in Leadership.

Trenton also has a passion for art and creativity. As founder of LAFFOON creative, he works with various clients to help them better define, design, and deliver their organization's vision through graphic design, branding, and content creation. Hannah works to homeschool and care for their five kids: Grady, Kennedy, Finn, Wyatt and Rae. She is also an artist with Seint Beauty, selling makeup and beauty products to women. Together they are helping people in the Chicago Northshore develop a meaningful relationship with Jesus and with others. 

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