Our Staff


Lee Eclov

Senior Pastor

A native of South Dakota, Lee graduated from Trinity College and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He served as an Assistant Pastor at at North Suburban Evangelical Free Church in Deerfield for five years, and as Senior Pastor of Chippewa Evangelical Free Church in Beaver Falls, PA, near Pittsburgh, for 14 years. Lee, Susan and their son, Andy, came to VCL in February, 1998. Pastor Lee is an adjunct professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, a frequent contributor to  Leadership Journal,  PreachingToday.com, CTPastors, and other publications of Christianity Today Int’l. Lee is the author of two books, Pastor’s Service Manual (Next Step Resources) and Pastoral Graces: Reflections on the Care of Souls (Moody Publishers). He is committed to mentoring ministry students and strengthening pastors as “shepherds of God’s flock.” See more at LeeEclov.com.

pastorlee*evcl.org (847) 295-7707

Jamie Morrison

Associate Pastor

Jamie grew up in Cincinnati and went to High School in Chicago’s northern suburbs (New Trier). He attended Colgate University (Economics ’92) and Trinity Evangelical School (M.Div. ’96). He met and married Amy during seminary and then moved to Albany, NY to serve as a teaching pastor and small groups director. Other professional roles have included work as a marketing executive (P&G, Kraft Foods), development director (Alpha USA) and a high school teacher (Wheaton Academy).

For twelve years Jamie and Amy attended Christ Church Lake Forest with their 4 children (Annie 19, Chris 16, Katy 16 and Lulu 13). The final 5 years, Jamie served as the Pastor for Adults. The Morrisons have lived in Lincolnshire since 2004 and have two dogs Brady and Pippa. They enjoy many sports, board games, musicals, baking, travel and just about anything else together – but especially the annual trip to beaches on Boston’s north shore.

jmorrison*evcl.org (847) 295-7707

Melissa Younger

Director of Children’s Ministries

Melissa grew up in a large family in Lancaster, MA. She pursued her dream of being a writer by getting a BA in English at Framingham State University in MA. Sensing a call to ministry, she pursued her theological education at Gordon Conwell’s inner-city branch, focusing on inter-cultural studies. She then met her husband, Drew Younger, online, and moved to Illinois to date and marry him. God is blessing Her journey as she continues in her studies at TEDS. She enjoys reading, writing, painting, playing games and meeting up with friends.

myounger*evcl.org (847) 295-7707


Brielle Stauffer

Worship Ministries Director

Brielle grew up in a small town in Northwest Illinois and has been involved in music all her life, particularly in serving in worship services at church. She studied music education at Millikin University in Decatur where she was very involved in and was a leader of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. During her senior year she also led the SATB choir at the church that she attended. After graduating, she taught K-8th grade general music for two years and was active in her home church leading the SATB Christmas choir and women’s ensemble, and regularly helping with worship services. She also helped her husband, Tyler, in leading youth group and high school Sunday School.

Brielle, Tyler and their two children (Jubilee 4 and Dietrich 2) came to VCL in 2016 after Tyler started studying at TEDS. Brielle enjoys singing and playing guitar, reading, drawing and walks in nature.

bstauffer*evcl.org (847) 295-7707


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Additional Staff

Karen Kasch (Office Manager)

Angela Fisher (Custodian)

Our Elders

Sean Christensen

Nels Flatebo (Chair)

Don Hedges

Kenny Silva

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