about our staff

  • Lead pastor, bart bentley

    Pastor Bart grew up in the foothills of Los Angeles County. After attending Bible College in Eugene, Oregon, he was a Youth Pastor in Cedar Rapids, Iowa for seventeen years. He came to Journey Church in 2013 and lives in Loves Park with his wife Erin and their three children.


  • Associate pastor, trevor Seeburger

    Born and raised in Riga, MI, Pastor Trevor felt called into ministry at the age of sixteen.  After high school, he attended Master's Commission in Spokane, WA.  He was married in 2008 and two years later, moved to Eugene, OR to finish his BA degree in Pastoral Studies.  They moved back to the Spokane area and served there for three years as Youth and Worship Pastor.  He and his wife, Erin have two young children. In April 2016, He and his family moved to Illinois to serve Journey as Associate Pastor.


  • secretary, Patty Meyer

    Pastor Patty was Youth Pastor at Journey for 10 years before becoming secretary in 2016.  She went to Christian Life College in Mount Prospect, IL, and has been involved in most every aspect of church ministry since then.  Her passions include seeing people discipled and developed for life.



    Erin grew up on a farm in northern Iowa and has been active in various aspects of church ministry pretty much all of her life.  She attended Eugene Bible College for Office Administration and another year of community college to get her Medical Secretary training.  She was bookkeeper for a Christian preschool in Iowa for ten years prior to serving as Bookkeeper here at Journey Church.  She is married to Pastor Bart and homeschools their three children.  She loves teaching/discipling, playing piano, and the perusing the office supplies section of any store. 


  • Children's pastor, teresa heng

    Teresa grew up here at Journey, giving her heart to Jesus in Children's Church at the age of four. She and her husband raised their family here. Now their kids are beginning their families with the fifth generation to make Journey Church home. Her desire is to connect generations through children's ministry -- not just ministering to children, but seeing the Holy Spirit minister through children. Teresa also serves as a bookkeeper for their family farming operation. She enjoys reading, writing, scrap-booking, and spending time with her first grandchild (not necessarily in that order).