LSC staff

  • Lowell kosak

    LEAD Pastor

    You and I live in a hurried world that defines success through production and power. The story that we seem to tell ourselves is that we are not enough unless we measure up to this expectation. My greatest desire is that we might stop and rest for a while in a safe place, so that we might hear a different narrative. God’s good story is that you and I are created in the image of a good Father, to reflect his presence in the world. In the church, we find a place where we are welcome and belong, no matter where our journey has taken us. When we are together we hear the voice that says “You are my beloved son or daughter”. 

    I love the Living Stones Church because we recognize that our neighbors are part of our story and we desire to embrace that story as our own. We trust that God intersects our lives and creates in each and every one of us a new story.

    We have been called to the South Side of South Bend. While our congregation is made up of people from many surrounding neighborhoods our focus is that those who live on the surrounding streets and communities will no longer be strangers, but friends. And through a spirit of hospitality and generosity you will find a place where we are all welcome and have a sense of belonging that identifies you as family. 

    Lowell joined the Staff at Living Stones Church as the Lead Pastor in February of 2024. He has been an elder at Living Stones since 2017, and he and Katie have been “All In” at Living Stones since 2009. 

    When Lowell is not at the church, you might find him enjoying time with his family, working in his woodshop, hiking a trail or fly fishing in a stream. 

    Lowell and Katie have been married for 35 wonderful years and have two children, Daniel and Noah and his wife, Aspen. Lowell received a degree in Bible and Ministry from Kentucky Christian University in 1991 and was ordained the previous year. He has served in several churches as a Youth Minister and Lead Pastor, the most recent being as a Campus Minister, founding a ministry to the local universities in the South Bend area in 2009 where they welcomed university students from all over the world into their home and to their family. 

    My favorite scripture verse is Galatians 6:9 “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”



    Katie became a staff member in January of 2023 and has been 'All-in' at Living Stones for about 4 years. "I absolutely love Living Stones! These wonderful people aren't just members of a congregation, they're a community that welcomes everyone with open arms."

    She loves her job at LSC as Director of Ministry Engagement, connecting with Livingstoners who want to be involved in our Circle Communities, Care Team and First Impressions. She's also responsible for everything you see online related to LSC; website, app, social media & newsletters. "My position at Living Stones is a long-awaited answer to prayers. I love working in a place that benefits the spiritual well-being of others."

    Katie started on the First Impressions team pretty early on, making, serving, (and drinking!) coffee. "Living Stones is wonderful for anyone with a heart for serving because there's SO many different ways you can get involved here! We really have something for everyone." Her husband, Jimmy, is no stranger to serving at LSC either!  He is often door greeter and leads a year-round mens Circle Group. You can find him most Sundays, here early and helping out with whatever needs to be done. 

    Katie and Jimmy married at LSC in 2021, and are parents to 2 girls: Olyvia, who's 20 and attends Anderson University, and Katherine, who's 10 and is in the 4th grade. "We're all incredibly close and love spending time together!" Katie's favorite activities include 'adventuring' on the motorcycle with her husband. Their trip to Colorado in 2021 was her favorite adventure yet, riding through the mountains, zip-lining and four wheeling. Favorite family pastimes include kayaking, camping and watching movies! 

    One of Katie's favorite scriptures is: Numbers 6:24-26

    "May the Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you. The Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace." 

  • Tia Chapo

    director of family ministries

    Tia joined the LSC staff in January of 2024 and has been ‘All-in’ at Living Stones since 2011. “When we first came to Living Stones we were looking for a church with a small town feel where we would be welcomed, meet new people and be able make an impact, we definitely found that (very quickly) at Living Stones.”

    Before coming on staff, Tia volunteered and worked with our student ministries in LSCKids! starting at the check in desk and then becoming a classroom teacher where she has been serving for almost 10 years.  “I love our youth here at LSC, they are an amazing group. Every week we have fun while teaching our youth about how crazy in love with them God is and how stories from the Bible relate to them.”

    “Our volunteers are amazing too, they all have a passion for our youth and are invested in them. It’s one of the greatest feelings (as a parent of two kids) knowing that our youth have these leaders to look up to and go to for support when they might have something they don’t want to talk to talk to me about (as their parent). To have a village of people like this is truly a blessing and I couldn’t be more thankful for them and our LSC family.”

    Tia and her husband, Josh, have been married since 2008 and have two children: Olivia who’s 14 and is in 8th grade, and Braiden, who is 12 and is in 6th grade. When they aren’t at LSC serving, or attending events you will find them camping, kayaking, at local sporting events, or serving the South Bend community in other ways. “We are a busy family, we love being outdoors when it’s warm out, volunteering in our community and spending time with our friends & family.”

    One of Tia’s favorite scriptures is: Proverbs 19:21. “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.”