"The elders who are among you I exhort...Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, serving as overseers..." I Peter 5:1-2


Sammie Harley, Elder, was baptized into Christ in June, 1977. He was a member of the DeKalb Church of Christ until 2001 when DeKalb closed their doors and chose to assemble with the saints in Sycamore. Sam and his wife Anne have two grown children Tony and Aleda.


Jeff Reuter spent his childhood in northern Illinois. After graduating from Freeport High School, he enlisted in the United States Air Force where he served for over 20 years. It was during this time that a co-pilot he was flying with invited him to a Bible study. The Bible study eventually led Jeff and his wife to be baptized. Jeff has lived in Okinawa, Japan, North Carolina, North Dakota, California, and Oklahoma. Jeff has served as a deacon for the Elm and Hudson Church of Christ in Altus, Oklahoma as well as the Freeport church of Christ focusing on the areas of education and finance. He also served as an elder in Freeport. Jeff has participated in two mission trips to Haiti with the church in Freeport (the most recent being this summer in when his wife Vicky went as well). Jeff is a math teacher in Rockford. He and his wife Vicky (of 36 years) live in Genoa. They have three adult daughters, two adorable grandchildren, and several grand-kitties. One of Jeff’s favorite verses is "All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. (II Timothy 3:16-17, NKJV)