Staff Leaders


Jeff Bucknam

Lead Teaching Pastor

Roger McCoy

Lead Operations Pastor


Jeff Bucknam  Lead Teaching Pastor

Carl Barkow  Executive Pastor, Ministry and Multiplication

Jennifer Abbatacola  Senior Director of Campus Life and Harvest Kids, Elgin

Jon Bell  Campus Pastor, Aurora

Tommy Creutz  Teaching Pastor/Next Gen Pastor

Vanessa Dalrymple  Creative Director (Interim)

Brit Gilman  Campus Pastor, Elgin

Dave Learned  Pastor of Care

Kyle Meeker  Pastor of Leadership and Development

John Nichols  Campus Pastor, Crystal Lake

Stephanie Olford  Director, Central Women’s Ministry

John Smith  Campus Pastor, Rolling Meadows

Sherri Smith  Senior Director of MarCom

Jeff Thompson  Teaching Pastor/Campus Pastor, Chicago Cathedral

Scott Williams  Director, Central Production


Roger McCoy  Lead Operations Pastor

Kelly Altieri  Controller

Talbott Behnken  Superintendent of Harvest Christian Academy

Diane Birkenstock  Director of Administration/Payroll and Benefits

Philip Mathew  Chief Information Officer

Joe Nelson  Director, Facilities

Jeff Sharda  Chief Financial Officer

Laura Schroeder  Director of Risk Management

Sherri Smith  Senior Director of MarCom

Steve Stewart  Director of Procurement

Julie Untiedt  Senior Director of Human Resources