Hickory Creek Elders

Here is a trustworthy saying: Whoever aspires to be an overseer desires a noble task. Now the overseer is to be above reproach, faithful to his wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him, and he must do so in a manner worthy of full respect. (If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church?) He must not be a recent convert, or he may become conceited and fall under the same judgment as the devil. He must also have a good reputation with outsiders, so that he will not fall into disgrace and into the devil’s trap.

1 Timothy 3:1-7

  • Lead Pastor - Scott Kircher

    Hickory Creek decided to call Scott as their Senior Pastor in April of 2005. Scott has not always been in pastoral ministry but sensed God's call into the ministry in 2000, when he was still working as a financial futures broker.  He had been involved in various leadership positions within the church for years but sensed God calling him to greater service and commitment. Pastor Scott and his wife Laura have been serving Hickory Creek since October of 2004.

  • Joe Kelley

    Joe and his wife Joy have been attending Hickory Creek Church since 2008. Their unique history of living in more than a dozen different communities has allowed them to experience a variety of different churches and worship styles, and to serve in many different roles as needed in these different churches. While at Hickory Creek Joe has been involved teaching various Bible studies and discipling some men. He has been serving as an elder since 2011. Joe’s life verse has been Proverbs 3:5-6. He finds this fits well with the idea that we should love God, love others and God will direct us how we live that love out in our lives. 

  • Steve Borchert

    Steve was raised in a Christian home and attended youth group and church regularly through college.  After college, Steve continued to attend church, but as he looks back now, was lacking in a real relationship with Jesus Christ. In the summer of 2006, the Lord brought conviction to Steve and he prayed for forgiveness and relationship with Jesus and the Lord poured out His love on Steve. Since being saved, the Lord has continued to work on Steve, and he has grown to know and love Him more and more.  His journey has brought him to worship and serve here at Hickory Creek Church. Steve and his family have been at Hickory Creek for 4 years and he is currently serving each week with Reach Student Ministries as a youth group leader, as well as during our One Kingdom youth missions outreach and on our youth Mission trip to the DR for the past couple years.  Steve also leads a connection group and serves at our Vacation Bible School.  

  • Tony Bartolomucci

    Tony accepted the saving grace of Jesus Christ when he was 34 years old after hearing the truth of God’s Word in Mark 4:2-9 (The Parable of the Sower).  He realized his hardened and sinful condition and asked Jesus to change his heart. In response to Christ’s love, Tony has served as a Deacon for the past two years and continues to serve as a Reach Student Ministries Leader. He and his wife Kim have been attending Hickory Creek Church since 2010.  They serve together as ushers and attend a Connection Group to grow in God’s Word together with others. 

  • Dale Morris

    Dale received Jesus Christ as his personal Savior at the age of 24. He grew up knowing nothing of the Bible or attending a church until he was invited to a home Bible Study when he was 23. It was there and a church he started attending that he learned of the love and grace of God. Seeing his condition and the need of a Savior, he believed and received Jesus and began growing in his new relationship with him. Through the years, Dale and his wife, Janice, have served faithfully in many roles at the churches they have attended. In 2013 they started attending Hickory Creek Church and immediately knew they found their home church. Dale currently serves as a life group leader and is head of the usher ministry.

  • John Sabey

    Bio coming soon! 

Hickory Creek Deacons

In the same way, deacons are to be worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine, and not pursuing dishonest gain. They must keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience. They must first be tested; and then if there is nothing against them, let them serve as deacons. In the same way, the women are to be worthy of respect, not malicious talkers but temperate and trustworthy in everything.  A deacon must be faithful to his wife and must manage his children and his household well. Those who have served well gain an excellent standing and great assurance in their faith in Christ Jesus.

1 Timothy 3:8-12

  • Jon Brouwer

    Jon was raised in a Christian home but accepted Jesus as His personal Savior in 2000 at the age of 19. Jon has been attending Hickory Creek Church for almost 4 years as he and his family desired a church home that was closer and where he could more easily invite neighbors to. Jon is currently serving in our AWANA ministry and our Hickory Kid’s Ministry teaching the 4th and 5th graders.

  • Josh Feigl

    Josh and his wife Wendy, along with their 3 daughters have been attending Hickory Creek since 2015.  They have served in the Awana ministry for the last 5 years as well as various small group studies and men’s ministry.  Josh began serving as a Deacon in 2020 and is humbled to be part of the Hickory Creek leadership team.  He grew up in a Christian home but it wasn’t until his college years that he made the commitment to fully follow Christ and the direction of his life changed.   Since this time, Josh has worked to embrace the servant leadership that Christ has demonstrated for us and enjoys the opportunities to share his faith with those he encounters.  A verse that is close to Josh’s heart is 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 which reminds us to “Be on guard, stand firm in the faith, be courageous, be strong, and do everything in love.”

  • Kyle Jakubek

    My wife Alicia and I have been married for twelve years. We have three children Jacob (7), Zachary (6), and Abrielle (4). We’ve been members at Hickory Creek Church for almost five years. At church, my wife and I lead Financial Peace University, and my wife is the co-director of women’s Bible studies. Professionally, I am a social science teacher at Bolingbrook High School. 

  • Bill Noble

    Bill and his wife, Marissa, have been attending HCC with their 2 children (Will and Paige) since 2013.  Bill has served in Awana ministries, REACH student ministries, worship and tech teams and life group leadership; he began serving as a Deacon in 2023.  Bill grew up in a church and committed his life to Christ in 2008.  The verse that saved Bill was Matthew 9:37 – where Jesus encountered many people who looked like sheep without a shepherd, and He said to his disciples, ‘the harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few’.  Bill felt like the sheep without a shepherd when he was saved; he now wants all to know about the Shepherd that saved him!  

  • Chad Hosman

    Chad has been attending Hickory Creek Church for the past 18 years. He was brought up in a Christian home and was shaped by his amazing parents who always showed him what a relationship with God should look like. He had also gone through Hickory Creek's Kid's Ministry and Youth Group. It was after high school where he truly dedicated his life to growing closer to Christ, and developed a passion for God and serving to help grow His kingdom. Chad and his wife, Cassie, both serve on the worship team, in the youth group, and are both leaders in their life group.