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  . . .

Kylie Caffee

Kingdom Kids Intern

A graduate of Judson University with a bachelor's degree in psychology, Kylie is presently doing an internship with our Kingdom Kids ministry.

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 . . .