You can email anyone on our Leadership Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jayson York, Senior Pastor
Jayson grew up in Granite City, IL, just across the river from St. Louis, MO. He is married to Lindsay, whom he met and dated while they both attended Judson College in Elgin, IL. They were married in 1999, and they have three children: Noah, Amanda, and Jacob.
After a successful 10-year career in orthopedic sales, Jayson and his family moved to the Dominican Republic in 2010, where he served as a ministry coordinator and staff pastor, as well as preaching regularly in a local church. After returning to the US, Jayson came to WEBC and began his ministry here at the beginning of 2014.
Jayson loves people and getting to know them personally. His office door is almost always open to visitors during the week, and he loves to see people grow in their faith through relationships and through personal study. But Jayson also believes that the most important ministry he has is the preaching of God’s word and its truth. In the model of the great preachers of the past, Jayson desires to see the church edified each week through the faithful exposition of scripture, following books of the Bible one verse at a time.
If you don't find Jayson in his office, he is probably with his wife and kids, playing one of his guitars, or watching his beloved St. Louis Cardinals.
Stan Rieger, Pastor of Administration and Discipleship
Stan grew up in Pierre, South Dakota. He is happily married to Sue whom he met while he was in the Air Force. They were married in 1972 and have three married children and seven grandchildren. Stan became a Christian while serving in the Air force. God called him into full-time pastoral ministry while he was studying architecture at the University of Arizona. He attended Talbot Seminary and since then his ministry has been through discipleship and leadership training. He enjoys spending extensive time with people, assisting them to identify and fulfill their passion and mission in life through healthy families and service in the body of Christ. In his spare time, Stan enjoys using his hands on practical projects such as remodeling and building furniture.
Mike Jeter, Elder Chairman
Mike has been happily married to Glenda since 1981. They are blessed to have two great sons, as well as a granddaughter. Mike's hobbies include cycling, hunting, and fishing. He is passionate about walking alongside others and sharing life's journey, growing in the Lord. He has lived in West Chicago since 1999.
Gregg Anderson, Elder Vice-Chairman
Gregg and his wife, Sandy, have been members of WEBC since 1992. They have 3 adult children and 11 grandchildren. After working in sales for 29 years, Gregg is currently enjoying his passion as a carpenter and co-owns a building and remodeling company. In addition to serving as an elder, Gregg has served as a deacon, AWANA worker, and Sunday School teacher. His hobbies are fishing, horseback riding, and amateur radio.
Ben Cruz, Elder
Ben has been married to Kathy since 1981. They have one daughter, Lauren, who is married to Micah. Ben is a human resource manager in Naperville. He has a heart for evangelism and his favorite recreations are God, family, people, and golf - in that order!
Jim Fuoss, Elder
Jim and Paula were married at Water’s Edge (West Chicago) Bible Church in 1978 and raised their children (Heidi and Ryan) here. Jim served as church treasurer, mission team member, and elder at various times before 2003. After living and working in Pennsylvania for seven years, they returned to this area in 2010 and now live in Bartlett. Jim developed a heart for unreached and underreached people groups while he worked as an accountant for over 30 years with four international mission agencies.
Jim Staniels, Elder
Jim married Nancy in 1967. They have three children and six grandchildren. Nancy passed away in 2007. Jim pastored Providence Baptist Church in Foster, IL for 7 years and has been involved in church work throughout the years since then. He is retired from Graphix Products in West Chicago.