Dr. Steve Lake is a retired educator with over 30 years experience in the American public schools. He has been a classroom teacher, school principal (headmaster), and most recently served as Superintendent of Schools in Lincolnwood, IL. He has his Bachelors, Masters and Doctor of Education degrees from Northern Illinois University. For the past 25 years Steve has attended and been a member of Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, IL. At Willow Creek Steve has taught adult classes on spiritual gifts, life purpose, and various spiritual disciplines. He has ministered overseas in Angola, Zambia, Honduras, Germany, and Russia. Steve is co-founder of Designed to Serve, a ministry that equips Christians to live out their unique God-given calling. In addition, he is an Adjunct Professor of Education at Trinity International University in Deerfield, IL. Steve is a widower with two adult children who are married and also attend Willow Creek.