Our Team

Tom Severson

Lead Pastor

An Iowa native, Tom came to Elgin near the time he began following Christ—the middle school years. Seeing the changes Jesus was making in the lives of his parents, he says, melted his . . .

Jill Severson

Building & Events Manager

When Jill was a kid, her family attended St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in the same building we now know as Elgin Vineyard. She invited Jesus into her life as a fifth grader, but it wasn’t . . . 

Tim Caffee

Pastor of Youth & Worship

Tim is thankful for having been raised in church—that’s where he learned that God is real and relevant today. And at 13, he heard a sermon that convinced him it wasn’t going to work to  . . .

Amie Anderson

Kingdom Kids Director

Amie has been involved with children’s ministry pretty much since the moment she was no longer a child. At Judson University, she studied elementary education—teaching kids was . . .

Bella Curtis

Pastoral Assistant & Office Manager

Growing up in Elgin in a traditional Indian home, Bella was naturally curious when a school friend invited her to Awana. She was in fourth grade, and her family didn’t know God . . .

Cheryl Chojnacki

Communications Manager

Cheryl was working as a newspaper reporter when she met Jesus. An interview with some Youth for Christ kids led to an invitation to a Bible study, where she finally began to . . . 

Janet Anderson

Bookkeeper

As a sixth grader, Janet opened her heart to Jesus, responding to the invitation of Billy Graham at an evangelistic crusade. She started working in the office in 2009 and now focuses solely . . .