Deacons at Spring Valley wear a few different hats. To begin with, they coordinate all ministries directed to physical needs of members within the Spring Valley family. When families have had new babies, the Deacons make sure that family is provided for with extra meals and babysitting assistance, along with other sorts of help. Physical care for shut-ins, financial assistance for members who have fallen on hard times all fall in their care. The church has a responsibility to help provide for her members when the time comes, and we rely heavily on the Deacons to do that.
The second area relates to the physical needs of the property. As our new building begins to age this job has grown greatly. Our deacons do a great job in recruiting the church’s “handymen” or hiring professionals to keep the facilities in clean, organized and working order.
The third area is oversight of our financial resources, which ensures our other ministries are able to bear fruit. The deacons are responsible for keeping records related to “giving”, developing our budget, monitoring and reporting on our finances and oversight of our accounting and payroll activities.
In short, the deacons keep the wheels of ministry turning.
Alex Solovay (Chair)
Alex and his wife Georgia have been members of Spring Valley since 1996. Both are actively involved in hospitality on Sunday mornings, taking care of the coffee and refreshments each Sunday. Alex is currently the Deacon chairman and serves as a teacher in our children’s Sunday school.
Tim and his wife Andrea have been members of Spring Valley since 2004. Tim serves as our church treasurer. In this role, Tim is responsible for recording and reporting all "giving", drafting our budget, and producing regular financial reports. As an accounting professional, Tim is responsible for paying our bills, processing payroll and recording all financial activities.
John joined Spring Valley Presbyterian Church in 2007 and was elected to the office of Deacon in 2014. He and his wife Lauren have 2 children. He is an active participant in the Men's ministry as well as a member of the Christian Education committee.
I have attended Spring Valley my entire life which was about the same time Spring Valley started. My wife and children also attend Spring Valley. I help out with Sunday school, serve on our Christian Education committee, and Voyagers (our youth ministry).
Joshua and his family moved to the Chicago area in 2016 and became members of Spring Valley the next year. Joshua was elected as Deacon in 2019 and is eager to help build up and encourage this local body of believers.