Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Leadership & Staff
Prince of Peace is blessed to have a dedicated team to help bring God’s word to us on Sundays and throughout the week.
Pastor Tim has served as an ordained pastor in the ELCA for 20 years and at Prince of Peace for six years. He’s married with four beautiful children. He says it’s a blessing to serve POP - a welcoming and warm place for worship, fellowship, mission, and education. His primary focus is on scripture in his preaching and teaching and he demonstrates how it relates to us today. He’s proud to be Lutheran and enthusiastically presents scripture and preaches the Gospel through the Theology of Grace. He says Grace is God’s unconditional Love that is ours through what Jesus has done for us.
Kate has led our dedicated choir in song for more than five years. She also teaches elementary general music in Justice, Il, and has a private music studio for voice, guitar, and piano students. As an alto, she 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 lives in Woodridge and is the proud auntie to a niece and three nephews. In her free time, she likes to travel, read, and scrapbook.
Laura’s been a Woodridge resident since 1965. She started teaching piano as a freshman at Downers Grove North High School in 1978. She now manages and teaches the piano program at the Burr Ridge Park District. She also works as an accompanist with several local schools, and serves as a judge for both the Illinois Music Association and Grandquist music competitions. She married her soulmate in 2002 and together they have adopted and spoiled three beautiful beagles. She likes spending time with family and animals, cooking, entertaining, crafting, gardening, travel, and music. After serving as a substitute pianist at POP for several years, Laura became our full-time pianist/organist in 2019.
Gail joined Prince of Peace as our administrative assistant in July of 2021. She ensures the communications, office and general logistics of the church run smoothly. She holds an Associate degree in criminal justice and has a marketing and project management background as well. She’s lived in the Chicagoland area all of her life. She is blessed with three grown children. She enjoys spending her time with family and friends, swimming, traveling, painting, and reading.