Leaders

 

Our Staff

Michael Fuelling

Michael Fuelling

Lead Pastor

Also oversees: Church planting, and preaching

Family & Education
Michael has attended Village Church since 2001, and has been serving as Lead Pastor since 2010. Michael and his wife, Breanne,  have three kids – Elliette, Evia, and Eliex. Michael graduated from Moody Bible Institute with a BA in Pastoral Ministry and from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School with a Masters of Divinity.
Hometown:
Northville, MI
Favorite Drink:
Double shot of espresso, over ice, with a 1 inch soy topper
Currently Reading:
Does listening to podcasts count??
On My Playlist:
OneRepublic, Hillsong United, Coldplay, Taylor Swift, Lorde
Enneagram Type:
#SevensMakeLifeFun
Matt Soules

Matt Soules

Pastor of Ministries

Also oversees: Student Ministries and Facilities

Family & Education
Matt has attended Village Church since 2013. He and his wife, Lauren, have four kids – Madison, Colton, Weston, and Remington. Matt graduated with his BA from Cedarville University and with a Masters from University of Dayton. Before working for Village Church, he did missions work for LeaderTrek.

Hometown:
Penfield OH
Favorite Drink:
uhh… Lemonade
Currently Reading:
No time to read… Trees to cut! Things to build!
On My Playlist:
Metallica
Enneagram Type:
No
Tami White

Tami White

Children’s Ministry Director

Also oversees: AWANA & VBS

Family & Education
Tami has attended Village Church since January 2019, and she joined the staff in April of 2019 as Children’s Ministry Director. She is married to James, and they have three sons –  Austin, Westin, and Dylan. They also have a new daughter-in-law, Ashlyn. Tami graduated from Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC with a B.S. in Special Education.
Hometown:
Merrillville, IN
Favorite Drink:
Vanilla Chai Tea Latte
Currently Reading:
The Road Back to You by Ian Cron
On My Playlist:
“You Say” – Lauren Daigle
Enneagram Type:
1
Vikki Basinger

Vikki Basinger

Communications Manager – Bartlett and Central Services

Family & Education

Vikki has been attending Village Church with her husband & children since 2017. She received her Bachelor’s degree in communications & marketing from Taylor University, and her master’s degree in organizational development & communication from Gonzaga University. Vikki loves helping Village Church and our ministries inform and inspire action through all our digital, spoken, & written media.

Hometown:

Arlington Heights, IL

Favorite Drink:

Coffee or Pumpkin White Hot Chocolate

Currently Reading:

God’s Battle Plan for the Mind, by David W. Saxton & The Road Back to You by Ian Morgan Cron & Suzanne Stabile

On My Playlist:

Everything from Broadway tunes, to Chopin, to Aerosmith, to Hillsong. 

Enneagram Type:

They tell me I’m a 3.

Suz MacLeod

Suz MacLeod

Discipleship Assistant & Community Groups Mobilizer
Family & Education
Suz loves the Village “family”. She and her family have been attending since June of 2017. Suz received her BS with a double major in Elementary Education & Biblical Studies in 2011 from Emmaus Bible College in Dubuque, Iowa. She and her husband, Colin, have been married since 2011. They have two sons – Lewis and Neil.
Hometown:
Lancaster, PA
Favorite Drink:
Coffee (I consider this an old friend.)
Currently Reading:
Warriors to Ethiopia by Richard McLellan & the book of Matthew by God 🙂
On My Playlist:
Lauren Daigle, Meredith Andrews, Audrey Assad & Michael Buble
Enneagram Type:
3
Josh Freddy

Josh Freddy

Production Manager

Family & Education
Josh and his wife, Cassie, started attending Village Church in November 2018 when Josh was brought onto the church staff. They have been married since 2015 and have one son, named Zylan, who was born in December of 2018. Josh has a BA in business management and management information systems from Judson University.
Hometown:
Chennai, India
Favorite Drink:
Any legit pour-over coffee from any legit coffee shops
Currently Reading:
Necessary Endings by Henry Cloud
On My Playlist:
The Midnight, FM-84, M83, Lanny, Khalid, The 1975, Bethel worship, Elevation worship, Mosiac MSC, Passion Worship, Hillsong
Enneagram Type:
9
Marina Menconi

Marina Menconi

Worship Ministry Manager

Family & Education
Marina has been attending Village Church with her family since 2009. She is one of 6 kids in a family of 8. Marina was homeschooled all through high school, and graduated in 2018.
Hometown:
Bartlett, IL
Favorite Drink:
Iced Coffee
Currently Reading:
Gone with the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell
On My Playlist:
Ed Sheeran, The Lumineers, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald
Enneagram Type:
1
Nikki Jones

Nikki Jones

Connections Director
Family & Education
Nikki and her husband, Phil, began attending Village in 2013, not long after their first daughter was born. They have been married since 2005 and have three kids – Maddie, Sarah, and Peter. Nikki graduated in 2006 from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a BA in Psychology and also has a MS in Human Resource Management from Roosevelt University (2009).
Hometown:
Highwood, IL
Favorite Drink:
All the coffee!!!!
Currently Reading:
1 John and All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr
On My Playlist:
Hillsong United, Lauren Daigle, Scripture Lullabies (highly recommend for those long, baby-rocking nights!)
Enneagram Type:
Discovering the 3 in me.
Tara Romsaithong

Tara Romsaithong

Office Administrator & Village Kids Assistant
Family & Education
Tara has attended Village Church since 2012. She and her husband Patamint have been married for 19 years and have five kids – Alaric (18), Jaydon (16), Callan (15), Zander (13), and Kyria (11). Tara graduated from Estacada High School in California and pursued a BS in Music at Portland State University. She is a DONA labor support and postpartum doula and also a Shepherd trained lice (removal) technician.
Hometown:
Estacada, OR
Favorite Drink:
Blended chai boba tea
Currently Reading:
The Plot To Kill Hitler by Patricia McCormick
On My Playlist:
Lauren Daigle, Benny Goodman, The Judds, Garth Brooks, Eagles, Elton John, Journey, Phil Whickam, Hillsong, Andrews Sisters…also a little bit of everything…
Enneagram Type:
3
Scott Dyck

Scott Dyck

Communications Assistant

Family & Education

Scott has been attending Village Church since moving back to the area in 2015. He received his Bachelor of Aviation Flight Technology from Purdue University, and now works as a pilot for American Airlines. He and his wife, Sara have been married since 2005. They have two daughters – Lizzy and Eleanor.

Hometown:

Wichita, KS

Favorite Drink:

Grande dark roast in a venti cup with extra cream

Currently Reading:

Mostly podcasts, like: “The Art of Manliness,” “Business Wars,” Enneagram Journey.” I hope to read Irresistible by Andy Stanley in 2020.

On My Playlist:

Shane & Shane’s “Worship Initiative” albums, Ben Rector’s “Magic,” “Dear Evan Hansen Soundtrack” 

Enneagram Type:

1 (social)

Bethany Thomas

Bethany Thomas

Communications Assistant

Family & Education

Bethany has been attending Village Church since her birth in 1987. She has been married to Jonathan for 11 years and they have three children: oliver, 5, Juniper, 3, and Harriet, 10 months. 

Bethany studied exercise kinesiology and has a Diploma in Herbal Studies. 

Hometown:
Bartlett, IL
Favorite Drink:
Iced Coffee
Currently Reading:

Charlotte Mason, always something C.S. Lewis. 

On My Playlist:

Hillsong People Album

Enneagram Type:

Don’t know for sure. 

Holly Lueders

Holly Lueders

Pastoral Assistant & Director of Finance
Family & Education
Holly has been attending village church for over 6 years. She has been married to Dan for 24 years and has one son Jack: 16.
Holly works as a consultant for an HR/Payroll company and has been in the industry for over 25 years.
Hometown:
Evanston, IL
Favorite Drink:
I think Coffee is the correct answer
Currently Reading:
The Magicians Lie by Greer Macallister and A Praying Life by Paul E. Miller
On My Playlist:
Worship music!!!
Enneagram Type:
8 with a strong 7 wing!
Sara Yun

Sara Yun

Connections & Groups Director

Family & Education

Sara has been attending Village Church of Bartlett since early 2019. She received her Bachelors of Science degree in Theater at the University of Idaho. After graduating she worked in Theater Ministry and as a Project Manager in telecommunications.  Sara and her husband John have been married since 2001. They have three teenage children, Shaun, Caleb, and Hannah. 

Hometown:

Idaho and Virginia

Favorite Drink:

Coffee..Strong : )

Currently Reading:

In the middle of many books.  I enjoy Biographies, any book on WWII and historical fictions.

On My Playlist:

Praise, Classical, Opera, Big Band and many more styles. 

Enneagram Type:

Undetermined

Village church Elders

John Shales

John Shales

Directional Team Elder

Michael Fuelling

Michael Fuelling

Directional Team Elder

John Nawrocki

John Nawrocki

Directional Team Elder

 
Kirk Verhasselt

Kirk Verhasselt

Village Church of Bartlett Elder

 

Deacons

Marv Starzak

Marv Starzak

Deacon

Tim Stinger

Tim Stinger

Deacon

Jeff Antioho

Jeff Antioho

Deacon

Ministry Directors

Kevin Chandler

Kevin Chandler

Men's Ministry Director

Lisa Lewis

Lisa Lewis

Women's Ministry Director

Breanne Fuelling

Breanne Fuelling

Counseling Director

AJ Loredo

AJ Loredo

Local Outreach Director

Tim Stinger

Tim Stinger

Prayer Director

Jon Tuck

Jon Tuck

First Impressions Director

Jeff Antioho

Jeff Antioho

Global Outreach Director

Carissa Dahik

Global Outreach Director