A copy of the Staff Transition Communication Policy is available here.
As of September 13, 2019, Pastor Craig Steiner has resigned as Campus Pastor of the Aurora Campus. We are extremely thankful to Craig and his family for serving our church for the last 14 years. The last 9 years Craig has served as the Aurora Campus Pastor since its inception in 2011. Though we would have preferred him to continue in ministry at Harvest, we are trusting God and supporting Craig and his family in their decision. Please pray for Craig, his wife Camille, and his 3 children as they transition to the next season of ministry. The local pastors at Aurora will be stepping up in the short term to help lead the campus forward during our search for a Campus Pastor who will build on the strength that exists through our Aurora church family.
As of August 1, 2019, Pastor Jason Acres has resigned as Campus Pastor of the Deerfield Road campus. Jason has served our church for the past 10 years on staff, beginning in student ministry at the Elgin Campus and most recently serving as Campus Pastor at Deerfield Road for the last 5 years. We’re thankful for Jason and his family and their ministry to our church body over the years. Join us in praying for him and his wife Terri and their 3 children Jordyn, Keegan, and Carson as they transition to where the Lord leads them next.
As of March 21, 2019, Pastor Rick Donald has resigned from Harvest staff. Pastor Rick served the church family in a variety of roles over his 30 years on staff, most recently as the Assistant Senior Pastor. We invite you to pray for him and Lyn as they seek the Lord for what is next. We thank the Lord for their commitment to the people and the mission of Harvest.
As of March 14, 2019, Jeff Donaldson has resigned from Harvest staff. Jeff has served our church for over 19 years in many different leadership roles and has also served as Campus Pastor to the Elgin Campus. Please pray for him, his wife Bethany and their children during this time. We are grateful for their long-term ministry at Harvest.
As of February 28, 2019, Pastor Trei Tatum is transitioning from his role of Executive Pastor of Stewardship & Operations and back into the marketplace, after serving over fifteen years at Harvest. We are extremely grateful for Trei’s leadership and impact on our ministry over the years. He and his family will continue to be active members at Harvest Elgin and remain a part of the Harvest Christian Academy family. We wish him and his wife Amy the best as they lead their family in this next season. See more from Trei in the link below.
As of February 19, 2019, Luke MacDonald is transitioning from his role as Lead Pastor, after serving faithfully for nearly fourteen years on staff and many more years as a volunteer. Luke and his wife Kristen and their kids will be looking for what the Lord has next for them during this time and we are thankful for the impact they have had on the ministry of Harvest.
As of February 19, 2019, Landon MacDonald is transitioning from his role as Lead Pastor, after serving faithfully for over nine years on staff and many more years as a volunteer. Landon and his wife Bri and their kids will be looking for what the Lord has next for them during this time and we are grateful for their contribution and impact on our ministry.
As of February 12, 2019, Pastor James MacDonald is no longer on staff at Harvest Bible Chapel. After a lengthy season of review, reflection, and prayerful discussion, the Elders determined that James should be removed from his role of Senior Pastor and as an Elder of the church for engaging in conduct that the Elders believe is contrary and harmful to the best interests of the church. James founded Harvest Bible Chapel in 1988 and served as Senior Pastor for 30 years. We wish the best for him, his wife Kathy, and his family in their future endeavors.
As of January 18, 2019, John Secrest is no longer an employee of Harvest Bible Chapel. We wish him, Jessica, and his family well and that the Lord would bless him in his future ministry and other endeavors.