The elders of CVC are committed to the truth and authority of the gospel, the teachings of Jesus Christ, and to the spiritual growth of individuals and families here at CVC. These men serve as spiritual leaders and prayer warriors.

Feel free to contact them with any questions or a word of encouragement.

Neil Carter

Neil is married to Pamela and has three adult children. He has been a regular attendee since 2019 and a member since 2022. Neil has served as Junior Church Coordinator, on the Audit Committee, and a volunteer for the Food Pantry. He is a current board member of Open the Bible Radio Ministry.

Neil has spent his entire career in the Landscape trade. He is currently Executive Vice-President and Partner at LandCare USA, LLC with offices in 21 states.

Neil accepted Christ in 1979 during a Bible Study.

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Kevin Christner

Kevin is married to Val. They have three children and six grandchildren. He and Val have been attending CrossView since 2018.  Past ministry/service roles include Elder, Children’s Church Teacher, and AWANA Leader.  Kevin accepted Christ in 1973 during Vacation Bible School at Calvary Baptist Church in Lufkin, TX.  He has a degree in Chemical Engineering and is currently working in Supply Chain management.

Kevin enjoys spending time with family and friends. He is passionate about college sports and coming alongside others. His favorite verse is Proverbs 3:5-6 because it reminds him to trust and acknowledge God completely.

Kevin hopes to one day travel with Val to Israel and the West Coast.

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Kyle Fielder,  Elder Chairman

Kyle is married to Jennifer and has three children. He accepted Christ when he was five yars old at AWANA at CrossView Church and has been involoved in AWANA ever since. He has served as AWANA Leader, Director, and Commander. He has also served on the Worship Team and has assisted with security, FUEL, and the Pastor Search Team. Kyle is employed at Kroger Fulfillment Center in Pleasant Prairie, WI

Kyle enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf as much as possible. Kyle is passionate about his savior Jesus Christ, family, BBQ (cooking and eating it), and sports.

His favorite verse is Romans 3:23: "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" because it was one that has been in his heart since his early years as an AWANA clubber. It also serves as a constant reminder that we ALL are sinners that constantly fall short. To God be the glory in all things.

Kyle hopes to one day have a house on a lake where he can fish, golf, and enjoy all of God's glorious creation every day.

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Karl Jennrich

Karl is a local guy born and raised in the Antioch area, the oldest son of six siblings. He has been married to his wonderful wife, Cyndee, since 1972. They have three children who have blessed them with nine grandchildren. He graduated from Monmouth College in 1972 and has the equivalent of a Masters plus 32 hrs. He was a teacher and coach at Libertyville High School for 37 years. Karl coached football and wrestling and recently retired from coaching football.

Karl came to know the Lord at the age of 42.  Karl and Cyndee feel blessed to call CrossView their home church for the past 18 years.

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Steve Lilja

Steve is married to Lynn and they have three children and four grandchildren. Steve is retired from the Civil Service. He currently works part-time at a golf course, where he also gets to pursue his favorite hobby. He grew up at the Orchard Church in Arlington Heights (formally AHEFC) which his parents had helped found and where he accepted the Lord as a child, probably in Mr. Sherman’s 4th-grade boys’ Sunday School Class

At CrossView Steve has served as Elder, AWANA Leader, Small Group Leader, and Choir Director and has done some preaching. In previous churches he also served as Deacon, Adult Sunday School Teacher, Music Minister, Worship Leader, Choir, and Orchestra member. He also thoroughly enjoyed doing some pulpit supply.

His favorite verse is Romans 8:28 because he looks forward to everything being right in eternity, despite the aggravations of life in a fallen world.

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Kyle Pratt

Kyle is married to Ashleigh and has four children. He has been a member of CVC since 2022. He has served as a Small Group Leader, an Outreach Group Leader, and a volunteer for VBS and youth camp retreats. Kyle also serves on the Worship Team and provides Pulpit Supply.

Kyle enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, and watching football and hockey games.  His favorite teams are the Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres and the South Carolina Gamecocks.

Since 2005, Kyle has served in the United States Air Force. He worked as the Interim Pastor from 2020-2021 at Grace Community Church and was the Director of the Men’s Ministry at Adamsville Baptist Church from 2018-2019.

Kyle first heard the gospel in the summer of 2012 but did not come to faith in Christ until January 2015. Upon being convicted of his sin and his standing before the Lord, he sought a Bible-teaching church and his life has never been the same.

His favorite Bible passage is Matthew 11:28-30 because the passage provides hope for the weary soul who is trying to earn and achieve happiness that can only be found in Christ. 

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