Leadership & Elders

Life Change Life Growth life Purpose At The Village Christian Church in MInooka

Leadership Team

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

Leadership Team at The Village Christian Church in Minooka, ILPictured back row left to right: Dan Studer, Heather Houck, Nate Ferguson, Diana Carter, Brian Kaplan; Front row left to right: Erica Sandeno, Greg Adams and Tim Norman. Not pictured: Gerald Snyder, Sarah O’Sullivan

Leadership Bios

Leadership Criteria


Components of Our Leadership Team:

  • Staff – The team holds staff accountable and makes sure the church provides resources to help them be successful.
  • Strategy – The team plans for the future to meet the church mission.

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 Affairs of the Church”
    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
    Leaders 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).

Elder Team

The Village has an Elder Team that focuses on the spiritual growth of our church. They meet the 3rd Thursday of every month.

Elders at The Village Christian Church focus on the spiritual growth of the church.

Pictured back row left to right: Dewitt Buchanan, John Sease, and Aaron Kuzava. Front row left to right: Joe Trucano, Patrick Ugolini, and Nate Ferguson.

Elder Team Criteria

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