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, pastor Patty Meyer

    Patty is native to the Loves Park Machesney Park area and  was Youth Pastor at Journey for 10 years before becoming secretary in 2016.  She attended Christian Life College in Mount Prospect, IL, and has been involved in most every aspect of church ministry since then.  She and her husband, Tim live in Caledonia, IL.  They have three grown children, two of which are married and have two precious grandsons.



    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, angelica umland

    Angelica grew up in the church attending the Awana's program at the age of seven and later becoming a leader herself, it was there she developed a love for children’s ministry. Moving to Loves Park, IL in 2013 she attended Journey Church Ministries and quickly became a familiar face in leadership. After high school she followed her calling and graduated from Harvest Bible College in 2020. She has since become a credentialed pastor and is eager to serve as Children’s Pastor at Journey Church. She can’t wait to see Jesus work through her and bring new and exciting ideas to children’s ministry with enthusiasm and Joy!