Rachelle Ferguson

Rachelle Ferguson

Rachelle Teaching Team The Village Christian Church

Rachelle grew up in southern Illinois and attended First Christian Church of Oblong. She attended Lincoln Christian University and Illinois State University gaining a bachelor’s degree in both Bible and Elementary Education. Rachelle lives in Channahon with her husband, Nate, and they have two adult sons and a daughter-in-law. Rachelle has been an integral part […]

Sarah Windham

Sarah grew up in Carthage, Illinois and attended Burnside Christian Church where her dad was the Pastor. She has a bachelor’s degree in Music Education and has been involved in worship since high school. Sarah lives in Joliet with her husband Luke, son and daughter. Hearing you give praise through song is one of her […]

Patrick Ugolini

Patrick was born and raised in Seneca, Illinois. He is a talented musician and was called into ministry to use those gifts when he joined The Village staff in January 2022. He and his wife, Alyssa, have three children and have been attending The Village since 2014. Patrick’s goal as he leads worship at the […]

Justin Walsh

The VIllage Christian Church Staff Coal City Worship Leader

Justin grew up in Morris, Illinois, interned (and volunteered) at First Christian Church for a couple of years (1998-2001) before attending Cincinatti Christian University where he earned a degree in Leadership and Ministry. Justin and his wife, Julie, live in Braidwood, Illinois with their daughter and son. Justin’s prayer each Sunday as he leads worship […]

Amy Pehlke

Amy was raised in Minooka, Illinois and attended St. Mary’s Catholic Church. She studied Early Childhood Development in college and has a passion for working with kids. She managed a home daycare before being called into ministry. Amy and her husband, Chris, live in Essex with their son and daughter. They have been attending The […]

Sara Hurt

Sara was born and raised in Morris, Illinois. In 2005, Sara and her husband Kevin began attending The Village, and she has been serving in kids ministry ever since. Kevin and Sara reside in Dwight where they are raising their three kids. Sara leads Kid Village for infants – grade 3 and Pulse Students for grades […]

Megan Morris

Megan Morris Children's Director at The Village Christian Church in Seneca. Illinois

Megan is from Tinley Park originally, then moved to Plainfield, and now lives in Marseilles with her husband Dustin and their three daughters. Together they found The Village Christian Church in 2014 while looking for a home church to raise their kids in the Lord’s way. Megan began serving in Kid Village shortly after. When […]

Cailey Walker

Cailey grew up in Morris, Illinois and still lives there with her husband, Kevin, two kids, and Gidget, their goldendoodle. In addition to being on staff at The Village for student ministry, she also serves as one of our Online Campus Hosts. Cailey started as a volunteer, then joined the staff as the Pulse Sr. […]

Savanah Jones

Savanah Jones Pulse Jr. Students Director

Savanah grew up in Seneca, Illinois and still lives there with her husband, Phil, and their five kids. The family has been attending The Village since 2017. Savanah is passionate about creating a space where students feel loved and encouraged as people and in their walk with Jesus. Her goal as Pulse Director for Pulse […]

Patrick Erzinger

Patrick grew up in Illinois and attended Minooka High School. Patrick is an adult convert to Christianity from atheism. He loves the Bible and Christian apologetics, is active in Lifegroups, and has a heart to lead people to Jesus as they grow spiritually. Patrick and his wife Mandi reside in Joliet with their four kids […]

Shannon Wujek

The Village Christian Church Staff Communications Coordinator

Shannon spent her childhood traveling with her father from coast to coast and then settled in Wilmington, Illinois. She has a big heart to serve the Lord. You may see her onstage when she volunteers on the Worship Team or serving on the Tech Team. Shannon and her husband, Tony, live in Minooka with their […]

Nichole Nyalka

Nichole grew up in Wilmington, Illinois. She  earned a Fine Arts degree, majoring in graphic design and minoring in photography at University Of St. Francis. She lives in Channahon with her husband, Dan, and four kids. Nichole is a vital part of the Communications Team using her creativity and love of art to lead the […]

Sarah Becerra

Sarah joined the staff in January 2023 after volunteering for over a year and a half with the Communications Team. She understands that social media is a ministry that has unique opportunities to equip and encourage all people. Sarah enjoys being able to help further God’s Kingdom while using creativity to encourage believers and reach […]

Lilye Sease

Lilye grew up in Mississippi. She attended Charles H. Mason Theological Seminary and has extensive experience as a prayer leader and evangelist. Lilye and her husband, John (Sonny), live in Plainfield with their two boys, and also have adult children. Lilye has a passion for prayer and serves as our Prayer Pastor making sure prayer […]

Tim Juskiewicz

Tim grew up in southern Indiana, and was raised in Baptist and non-denominational churches. He studied civil engineering at Purdue University and is employed as an engineer. Tim lives in Morris with his wife, Susan, and two daughters. Tim led the Building Team when the church was built in 2004 and now volunteers as our […]