our staff

  • jacob & sarah swain

    Lead Pastor

    Jacob has been on staff at The View since early 2009. He has served as Youth Pastor, Associate Pastor and now as our Senior Pastor. In his role as Senior Pastor he teaches in our Sunday worship services, guides the administration of the church throughout the week and provides leadership of our LifeGroup small group ministries.

    Sarah is a graduate of SIU-C and works as a Branch Office Administrator for Edward Jones Investments. She assists Jacob in teaching and leading at The View.

    Their son, Tobias (age 2), is currently employed as a toddler but hopes to one day pursue a career as an elephant or dinosaur.


  • Jess & Kevin Krongos

    Worship leaders

    Kevin and Jess have served at The View as Worship Leaders since November 2013. Prior to that, they were already an integral part of the Praise Band and Vocal Ensemble each Sunday.

    Kevin is a flight instructor at SIU and Jess works for Southern Illinois Healthcare. They live in Carterville.


  • Louise woods

    Office assistant

    Louise is a fixture in Carbondale, having been involved in children's ministry at her home church (Zion Baptist) for many years as well as providing childcare for dozens of Carbondale families over the last three decades.

    Louise assists at The View with office duties as well as helping keep the church facility looking its best during the week.