Executive Director — Chris Langkamp

Chris left his job as an accountant, after a season of prayer and fasting lead him to missionary work. “I distinctly heard the Lord say, ‘If you want to know me, you’ll minister to the least of my brethren,’” he says.

Langkamp began distributing tracts and was soon providing blankets and support to the needy on the West Side of Chicago. After a couple of years, Lampstand Ministries was founded in July, 1997. Chris and his wife, Naomi serve together in ministry and are parents of 6 children; Linda 20, Ruth 19, Gary 16, Caleb 14, Elijah 11, and Katherine 7.

Lampstand Ministries is supported by a board of community and business leaders that help shape the direction of the ministry. We are grateful for their support and wisdom!


Board Members

Board Member Role Board Member Role
Joel Tameling
SET Environmental
VP of Operations
Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church
President Brandon Van Dyke
First Presbyterian Church - Glen Ellyn
Vice President
Ben Cremer
NAI Hiffman
Senior Vice President
Christ's Church of Oakbrook
Secretary Steven DeBoer
The WRM Companies
VP of Finance
Faith CRC – Elmhurst
Justin Hoogendoorn
Piper, Jaffrey
Managing Director
Calvary Memorial Church – Oak Park
  Cal Tameling  
Robert Keizer   Kevin Kiefer
SET Environmental
Manager of Corporate Development
Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church
Jim Leonard