Leaders

Staff

Craig Jarvis
Lead Pastor of Village Church East
cjarvis@vcob.org

Craig has attended Village Church since 2015 and joined on staff in 2016 as our Church Plant Pastor. In February 2017, he and his team officially launched a brand new campus for Village Church in Carol Stream. Craig and his wife, Beth, have been married since 1992 and have been serving the church together in pastoral ministry ever since. They have four girls: Hannah, Karis, Abigail, and Rebekah.

Craig attended Word of Life Bible College, Tennessee Temple University, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, and the University of Wisconsin. Craig has a BA in Communications and Bible and a Masters of Divinity.

Craig loves to study philosophy and theology, but more than that, he loves to fly fish in a quiet stream or chase a golf ball with friends. Craig’s favorite food is bread pudding and basically anything that had parents.

Directors

Kathie Grage
Vision Director
kgrage@vcob.org

Kathie has attended Village Church since 2016, and has been serving as the Connections/Communications Director of Village Church East since 2016. Kathie and her husband, Joe, have been married since 2000 and have four children- Michael, Josh, Eli, and Sarah.

Her favorite food is Country Ribs; favorite hobby is running outside and reading; favorite book is anything written by Mary Higgins Clark. If she were an animal, she would be a Meerkat because they are altruistic, overcome obstacles, and work hard.

Catalina Diaz
Director of Village Kids Ministry - VC East
colalde80@hotmail.com

Catalina Diaz has attended the Village Church since May 2016. She met her husband, Alberto Diaz, in high school in 1998, and they have been married since 2009. They have 3 children: Alexandria, Michael and Selah. Catalina graduated from DeVry University in Addison, IL, with a Bachelor's in Computer Information Systems. She has served in Children's Ministry since 2005.

Catalina enjoys spending time with her immediate and extended family. Her favorite book is A Woman After God's Own Heart by Elizabeth George. Her favorite foods are Vietnamese and Mexican.

Bo Pierson
Director of Production - VC East
bo_pierson@sbcglobal.net

Bo has been attending Village Church since 2016 with her husband, Michael, and two sweet children, Jonathan and Abby. Bo and Michael have been married for 12 years. In 2016, she joined Village Church East as a Production Ministry Director.

Bo's favorite food is sushi. She loves to read good books, play/listen to music, and travel with her family.

Tony Russo
Director of Facilities - VC East
anthonyrusso0726@gmail.com

Tony has been attending Village Church since 2011 with his wife, Lea and two daughters, Madison and Zoey. Tony & Lea have been married for 11 years and met while Tony was serving in The United States Marine Corps. He enjoys all genres of music, fishing, sports, and traveling.

Marc Corwin
First Impressions Director
mcorwin446@gmail.com

Marc has attended Village Church since 2016, and he has been serving as the First Impressions Director of Village Church East since 2017. Marc and his wife, Jenelle, have been married since 2007 and have two boys- Dean, and Jared.

His favorite hobbies are riding and reading. His favorite books are Radical written by David Platt and Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer. His favorite verse is Matthew 6:33-34: “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

Chris Patterson
Youth Director
c.patters20@gmail.com

Christopher started attending Village Church in 2015 when he and his wonderful wife Megan moved back to Illinois from Colorado. Christopher and Megan had moved out to Colorado after they got married in 2012 for Christopher to attend Denver Seminary. There he worked on a master's degree in Biblical Studies. Christopher and Megan joined Village Church East in February 2017.

Christopher's favorite things to do are spend time with his adorable son Corban, play tabletop games with Megan and any friends who are willing to join, and read books. Christopher is a voracious reader, enjoying various genres of fiction, as well as books on theology, biblical interpretation, and cross cultural ministry.

Christopher started working with the youth at Village Church East in the summer of 2017 when the youth group was first formed. Christopher has always volunteered with the youth groups at the churches he has attended. He is very excited about watching youth grow into the ministers God has planned for them to be.