Leadership & Elders

The mission of The Village Christian Church in MInooka, Illinois is to be a catalyst for Life CHange, Life Growth and Life Purpose.

Leadership Team

The Village is self-governed by the Leadership Team. Their role is to make sure the church is achieving its mission to be a catalyst for Life Change, Life Growth, and Life Purpose. This team consists of people from our church family who serve a three-year term. The Leadership Team meets on the second Sunday of every month.

Meet the Leadership Team at The Village Christian Church in MInooka, Illinois:Pam Wilson, Brian Pennington, Devan Gagliardo, Matt Wallick, Jason Houck and Matt Bonomo

Pictured back row left to right: Brian Pennington, Matt Wallick, Matt Bonomo; front row left to right: Pam Wilson, Devan Gagliardo, Jason Houck

Leadership Bios

Leadership Criteria

The Leadership Team meets at The Village Christian Church in Minooka, Illinois to plan what's next for the church.2 Components of Our Leadership Team:

  1. Staff – The team holds staff accountable for their goals and makes sure the church provides resources to help staff be successful.
  2. Strategy – The team plans for the future to meet church goals and accomplish our mission.

The Leadership Team prays for The Village Christian Church in Minooka, Illinois.Scriptural Authority:

  • To be a “Christ-like example”
    Be an example for others, and evidence character qualities and public reputation that every Christian should possess. (Titus 1:5-9; 1 Timothy 3:1-7)
  • To be an Overseer – “Of the Affairs of the Church”
    Spiritual leaders are responsible for the overall direction of the church. They ensure that the elements are in place to meet the church’s goals. (1 Timothy 5:17; Hebrews 13:17; Acts 20:28)
  • To be a Shepherd –  Make sure people are loved and cared for.
    Someone who guards, feeds and cares for God’s people like a shepherd with a flock. The shepherd is responsible to equip God’s people for ministry (Ephesians 4:11-13), by guarding them against false teaching, giving them good spiritual counsel and food from God’s Word, training them, and comforting and helping them (Acts 20:27-31). The shepherd must be one who is sensitive to the needs of the people, knowledgeable in God’s Word, and willing to invest the time necessary to care for individuals.

Elder Team

The Village has an Elder Team that focuses on the spiritual growth of our church.

Meet the Elders at The Village Christian Church in MInooka, Illinois: patrick Ugolini, CHris Balkema, Justin Walsh, Mark Sandeno, Nate Ferguson, and DeWitt Buchanan

Pictured: Patrick Ugolini, Chris Balkema, Justin Walsh, Mark Sandeno, Nate Ferguson and Dewitt Buchanan

Elder Team Criteria

Email prayer requests to prayer@thevillagechristianchurch.com.