Riverworks Life Skills Outreach

Riverworks Life Skills Outreach
includes everything that we do in the communities all year-round.

Riverworks is staffed by four full time Community Coordinators who partner with local church congregations to guide everyday people as teachers, mentors and volunteer advocates to serve in under-resourced communities.

Josenique Cherfils
Southwind and Harbor Village in Aurora

Jason Lowe
East Elgin

Revella Daniel
Eastwood and Indian Trail in Aurora

Roger Simmons
West Elgin

Communities We Serve

Josenique Cherfils

  • Southwind and Harbor Village in Aurora
  • 34 units in Southwind
  • 129 units in Harbor Village

“I love being the hands and feet of Christ at Southwind and Harbor Village in Aurora IL. My desire to serve the communities started when I was on summer staff as a camp counselor. I fell in love serving the children and wanted to continue to serve them and their families. I also enjoy partnering with local churches in Aurora to serve the families.

I am spending my life serving as a Community Coordinator because God has equipped me to be His mouth piece and a channel to get to His people, and that is exactly what I have been doing.

My mission statement is, ‘I have been appointed by God as an ambassador of HOPE to the HURTING and an AGENT of COMFORT to those who feel worthless inside.’ Therefore I am here at Fox Valley Christian Action to do just that. Our God is awesome!”

Revella Daniel

  • Eastwood and Indian Trail in Aurora
  • 58 units in Eastwood
  • 36 units in Indian Trail

“I serve in this role because I know that GOD has called me to it! It is my pleasure to serve God in such a tangible way. I enjoy being able to be connected to the families in the community and being able to help the church get connected to the communities. If it were not for GOD and HIS continued encouragement and peace, I would not be in this role!”

Jason Lowe

  • East Elgin
  •  25 units in Watch Court
  •  25 units in Illinois Court
  •  181 units in Poplar Creek’s Squire Apartments

“With over twenty years of ministry experience in both a local church and para-church context, I am honored to apply my love for God’s people and God’s Church here at FVCA as community coordinator on Elgin’s east side. FVCA’s mission to partner with local churches in discipling families in our local communities is one that I’m excited to continue to pour my experience and passion into.”

Roger Simmons

  • West Elgin
  • 31 units in Clifford Court (8 apartment buildings)
  • 25 apartment buildings in Mark Avenue and 17 duplexes

“My passion is seeing churches engaging in the lives of families who live in public housing communities with love, dignity, and honor. I also enjoy helping churches to better understand communities cross-culturally for the purpose of loving people well.”

Church Partners

• A Place Called Hope – A Church For All Nations
• Baker Memorial United Methodist Church
• Batavia Covenant Church
• Batavia United Methodist Church
• Bethel Baptist Church
• Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church
• Blanchard Alliance Church
• Broadview Missionary Baptist Church
• Calvary Baptist
• Calvary Baptist Church
• Christ Church of Oakbrook
• Christ Community Church – Blackberry Creek Campus
• Christ Community, St. Charles
• Church of the Resurrection
• College Church
• Community Christian Church
• Congregational Church of Batavia
• Congregational United Church of Christ
• Elgin Bible Church
• Elgin Community Church
• Elgin Covenant Church
• Elgin Evangelical Free Church

  • Family & Faith Church
  • Family Life Church Eagles Nest
  • First Baptist Church of Elgin
  • First Baptist Church of Geneva
  • First Christian Church of Elgin
  • First Congregational United Church of Christ
  • First Presbyterian Church
  • Geneva United Methodist Church
  • Ginger Creek Community Church
  • Grace Bible Church
  • Grace Evangelical Church
  • Harvest Bible
  • Highland Fellowship Church
  • Hosanna!  Lutheran Church
  • Iglesia Apostolica
  • Iglesia Elohim
  • Immanuel Baptist Church
  • Indian Trail Church of God
  • Life Church
  • Lighthouse Baptist Church
  • Little Home Church By The Wayside
  • Main Baptist Church
  • New Covenant Fellowship
  • New Hope Baptist Church
  • Orchard Valley Baptist
  • Our Lady Of Good Counsel Church
  • Poplar Creek Community Church
  • Progressive Baptist Church
  • River Valley Community Church
  • Riverside Community Church
  • Riverside Community Church of Saint Charles
  • Saint Mark’s Lutheran Church of Saint Charles
  • Second Baptist Church of Elgin
  • St. Mark’s Episcopal
  • St. Nicholas Catholic Church
  • St. Olaf Lutheran Church
  • The Orchard Church
  • The Well
  • Trinity Vineyard Christian Fellowship
  • Vessels of His Love Ministries Inc.
  • Vineyard Church of Elgin
  • Vineyard Fox Valley Contemporary Church
  • Warehouse Church, Aurora
  • Western Springs Baptist
  • Wheaton Bible Church
  • Willow Creek Community Church