From 1996 to 2005, Wes served as a Youth Pastor at churches in Kansas and Missouri.

He was the Executive Pastor at Palm Valley Church, in Mission, Texas from 2005 until becoming the Lead Pastor at Harvest Chapel in late 2007.

Wes has a passion for God's Word and for God's people. He and his wife Danette are happily married and thoroughly enjoy raising their three girls Madison, Lexi, and Piper.


Derek and his wife, Rachel, have served in ministry for 12 years. They were part of Master's Commission in Mission, Texas where they trained for full time church ministry and were involved in missions.

After completing their internship with Master's Commission, Derek became youth pastor at Palm Valley Church and they were married in 2005. A couple of years later they moved to San Antonio, Texas and served as youth pastors for 6 years, before joining the staff at Harvest Chapel.

Derek and Rachel live in Somonauk with their three children, Fenix, Simeon and Vivian. Derek is all about people! He has a gift for building up the body of Christ through relationships.


Emily began attending Harvest Chapel in 2009 as a senior in Mosaic. After college, she returned to Harvest and became a member in 2014. In early 2016, she joined the Harvest Chapel Staff as the Infant - Pre K Director.

Emily has a heart for serving the family as a whole. While her main focus is on preschoolers and babies, she believes in the importance of connecting the whole family to church. While our little ones are busy creating, learning, and having fun, her hope is that the rest of the family is better able to enjoy church and get connected with other attenders.


Joe and his wife Jolee have three children, Jason, Levi, and Jovie.

He has served as a missionary and pastor since 2002 and has been at Harvest Chapel since 2008. Joe loves helping people find their sweet spot and fulfilling God's plan for their lives.


Justin has called Harvest Chapel his home church since 2001. He has been actively serving in Mosaic Student Ministries since 2009 before becoming the student pastor in the Summer of 2014.

Justin has a heart for students and desires to see them grow in their faith in God and their friendships with one another. He loves helping people understand God's word and apply it to their lives in a real, practical, and life-changing way.


Shayne has been part of the Harvest family since 2001. After volunteering and interning with Harvest, Shayne came on staff in the summer of 2015 and has served as the Junior High Pastor since January 2016. He loves middle schoolers and is passionate about helping them realize their purpose and worth in Jesus