Harvest Bible Chapel

1 day
2 hrs
38 mins

Staff Leaders


Greg Bradshaw

Lead Ministry Pastor


Greg serves as the Lead Ministry Pastor for Harvest Bible Chapel and the Campus Pastor for the Crystal Lake Campus. As Lead Ministry Pastor, Greg oversees all of the Centralized Ministries and Ministry Directors of Harvest such as Students, Harvest Kids, Worship/Production, Young Adults, etc.

Prior to joining the staff in 2007, Greg served in a parachurch ministry where he first saw the need for discipleship. That’s what drew him to join the team at Harvest. Before that, he worked in sports marketing for Gatorade and the Chicago Bulls.

He came to faith in Christ in eighth grade following a serious sports injury that humbled him by showing him his vulnerability, selfishness, and most importantly, his need for a Savior. He gave his life to Jesus on the day of that injury and now lives for His glory instead of his own. He went on to graduate from Northwestern University. Greg is passionate about Jesus and wants everyone to share in the joy of worshiping, walking with, working for, and witnessing about Him.

He married Kris in 1989 and they have five children.

Roger McCoy

Lead Operations Director


Roger joined the staff of Harvest in January 2020 as the Lead Operations Director. As Lead Operations Director, Roger oversees Information Technology, Finance, Operations, Human Resources, and Harvest Christian Academy.

A proud USAF Veteran and successful and gifted organizational leader with a wealth of experience leading large multinational organizations to improved performance in all areas, he completed the exclusive Philips Executive Leadership Program, an MBA at the University of East Anglia (UEA) UK, Toyota Lean Business Practices, and is now working towards a Masters at Moody Theological Seminary. He most recently served as the Director of Operations at the Salvation Army in downtown Chicago at the Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center. His goal is to bring his decades of successful executive experience gained in the business world to Harvest Bible Chapel leading improved efficiencies that translate into the further spread of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Roger came to Harvest in 2017 and has served as co-leader of a men’s small group, teacher and table leader for Hope Group, Act Like Men leader, and a Harvest Bible Chapel sponsored counselor. He attends the Chicago Cathedral Campus

Future Lead Teaching Pastor


One of the top priorities of the Harvest Bible Chapel Elders in 2020 is the prayerful search process of the next Lead Teaching Pastor. See the Lead Teaching Pastor Search overview page for updates.

The Lead Teaching Pastor will report to the Elder Board and will work with the Elders, Lead Ministry Pastor, and Lead Operations Director to establish, communicate, and implement HBC’s ministry vision and mission. This position will provide leadership of the weekend preaching, high impact weekend services, training and development of staff, and oversight of the Campus Pastors. Please be in prayer as we begin this search.

Ministry Leaders

  • Greg Bradshaw

    Lead Ministry Pastor / Campus Pastor, Crystal Lake

  • Jennifer Abbatacola

    Senior Director of Campus Life and Harvest Kids, Elgin

  • Jon Bell

    Campus Pastor, Aurora

  • Tommy Creutz

    Co-Campus Pastor, Elgin

  • Beth Anne Freeman

    Senior Director of Harvest Women / Ministry Chief of Staff

  • Brit Gilman

    Co-Campus Pastor, Elgin

  • Eddie Hoagland

    Lead Pastor of Worship and Production

  • Karen Huizenga

    Director of Counseling Ministry

  • Dave Learned

    Co-Campus Pastor, Rolling Meadows

  • Ed Ollie

    Lead Campus Pastor / Campus Pastor, Chicago Cathedral

  • Sarah Portz

    Senior Director of Harvest Kids

  • Andi Rozier

    Worship Pastor

  • Mike Ruge

    Associate Campus Pastor, Crystal Lake

  • Adam Skidmore

    Associate Pastor of Production, East Campuses

  • John Smith

    Co-Campus Pastor, Rolling Meadows

  • Sherri Smith

    Director of Communications

  • Jeff Thompson

    Adult Ministry Campus Pastor, Chicago Cathedral

  • Jake van Gilse

    Ministry Pastor, Deerfield Road

  • Michael Vanlaningham

    Interim Campus Pastor, Deerfield Road

  • Scott Williams

    Associate Pastor of Production, West Campuses

Operations Leaders

  • Roger McCoy

    Lead Operations Director

  • Kelly Altieri


  • Talbott Behnken

    Superintendent of Harvest Christian Academy

  • Diane Birkenstock

    Director of Payroll and Benefits

  • Dave Eichmann

    Pastor of Stewardship

  • Philip Mathew

    Director of Information Technology

  • Joe Nelson

    Senior Director of Operations

  • Todd Rukes

    Senior Director of Human Resources and Communications

  • Jeff Sharda

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Laura Schroeder

    Director of Risk Management

  • Steve Stewart

    Director of Procurement