Pastor: Tim Seitz
I have been serving as an ordained pastor in the ELCA for 18 years. I am happily married to my spouse Kathryn Lohre, and we are blessed with 4 beautiful children – John (10), Ben (5), Hannah (5), and James (2). It is a blessing to be serving Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. We are a welcoming and warm place for worship, fellowship, mission, and education.
I focus on scripture primarily in my preaching and my teaching. I focus on demonstrating to people how scripture relates to us today. I am proud to be Lutheran and I enthusiastically present scripture and preach the Gospel through the Theology of Grace. Grace is God’s unconditional Love that is ours through what Jesus has done for us.
Administrative Assistant: Maureen Smith
Maureen has been the Administrative Assistant at Prince of Peace since the Spring of 2017. Her ministries include preparation of all Church communications, including the Sunday bulletins, POP News, PowerPoint presentations used during Services, etc. She has twenty years of experience working in a Church as an Administrative Assistant and is always eager and happy to help. She and her husband of over thirty years reside in Orland Park and are the proud parents of two wonderful adult children and the adoring grandparents of their two beautiful granddaughters.
Kate teaches elementary general music in Justice, IL, and also has a private music studio for voice, guitar & piano students. She is an alto who has performed at the Auditorium Theater, Grant Park Music Festival, Holy Name Cathedral and Fitzgerald’s. She received her Bachelor’s in Music Education from Roosevelt University in Chicago, and her Master’s in Music Education from VanderCook College of Music in Chicago. She resides in Woodridge and is the proud auntie to three nephews and one niece. In her free time, she likes to travel, read, and scrapbook.
Pianist/Organist: Laura Niemiec
Laura's family moved to Woodridge in 1965. She grew up here, and received her degrees from the University of Illinois. She started teaching piano in 1978 as a freshman at Downers Grove North High School, and now also manages & instructs the piano program at the Burr Ridge Park District, works as accompanist with several local schools, and serves as a judge for both the Illinois Music Association and Grandquist music competitions. Laura married her soul mate in 2002, and together they have adopted and spoiled 3 beautiful beagles! Her passions include spending time with family, animals, cooking & entertaining, crafting, gardening, travel, and music. Laura served as needed over the last several years as a substitute musician, proudly joining the Prince of Peace family as the full time pianist/organist in February 2019.