Sauk Valley Community Church

Leadership Team

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These five individuals make up the Leadership Team of SVCC and make decisions by consensus.

Provides spiritual guidelines for the church.

Michael grew up in Dixon and currently works as a business analyst for a large printing company. He spends a lot of his free time reviewing Bibles, Study Bibles, Bible Reference materials, and other Christian resources through his personal blog.

Provides spiritual guidelines for the church.

Andy and his wife served as missionaries with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Papua New Guinea for 20 years, and he currently helps administrate and strategize for a quarter of the remaining languages that are still without God’s Word translated into their own language.

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Joanna Glenn

Director of Ministries

Provides oversight for all ministries connected with the church.

Joanna grew up in Akron, Ohio and has lived in Dixon for nearly 20 years. Of those 20 years, she has been leading the worship team for over 15 of those years. Though music is a deeply rooted passion for her, Joanna is always finding ways to serve and minister to the Sauk Valley community as a whole as she leads a non-profit organization As ONE CommUNITY.

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Sue German

Head Deacon

Provides oversight for maintaining the physical aspect of the church.

Sue is a history teacher at Faith Christian School, where she also leads the yearly school short-term missions trips. She is continuously involved in service and ministry opportunities to those around her, but you’ll often find her traveling to other parts of the country with her husband to visit their sons.

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John Novak

Chief Financial Officer

Provides financial accounting for the church.

John has done it all - from well known musician in St. Louis to founder and former principal of Faith Christian School and more. Most recently he has retired from his long standing financial advisor business in Dixon, and he now serves the community in many ways while traveling to care for his children and grandchildren.

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Trent Johnson

Next Generation Director, Youth Minister

Provides oversight of the Next Generation Ministry and serves as a consultant to the Leadership Team.

Trent grew up in the Bureau Valley area and married Kayleigh in 2013. They moved back to Dixon in 2016 to serve the next generation of the Sauk Valley area. Trent has served in AWANA, in various youth groups, and at a Christ-centered youth development center over the years. Random-knowledge and all things science are at the root of his enjoyments.

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Kayleigh Johnson

Next Generation Director, Nursery Minister

Provides oversight of the Next Generation Ministry and serves as a consultant to the Leadership Team.

Kayleigh grew up attending SVCC and moved away when she married her high school sweetheart, Trent Johnson, in 2013. They moved back to Dixon in 2016 to serve the next generation of the Sauk Valley area. While raising their growing family, Kayleigh has found joy in blogging and in meeting up for coffee with friends, new and old.