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Pulpit Supply

This up-to-date list includes pastors, deacons, and seminarians available for pulpit supply within the Metropolitan Chicago Synod. Please contact them directly at the telephone numbers or e-mail address listed.

Guidelines

COMPENSATION

For an appropriate honorarium, we suggest the following minimums:

  • $175 for one service
  • $75 for each additional Sunday morning service
  • $100 for an additional service that is on Saturday or on Sunday evening
  • Travel reimbursement (IRS mileage rate for 2021) – 56¢ per mile.

If the person you have contacted for pulpit supply or music is unable to fulfill an accepted request, they should, if possible, arrange for a replacement and let the congregation know as soon as possible.

CONTACT INSTRUCTIONS

Contact individuals directly at the telephone numbers or e-mail addresses listed on this site.

REQUIREMENTS

Please submit an application to be included on the list here.

To update your information, please use this form.

To be included on the pulpit supply list, seminarians must have successfully completed the preaching course at one of the ELCA’s seminaries.

To submit an application for the Supply Musicians list, please fill out this form.

If you have any questions, please contact Pr. Severson at

Pulpit Supply List

A downloadable/sortable version is available here.

Word & Sacrament

Can Preach and Administer the Sacrament

Pastor Chrisida Anandan
312-774-2255

Formats: In-person worship Outdoors, In-person worship indoors, Livestreaming on Facebook Live or Youtube, Zoom Worship, Creating Video in Advance (no editing)

Conferences: Nearwest, Central, Northeast

Comments: Ph.D. Candidate (Hebrew Bible) studying at LSTC and also a global mission scholar of ELCA. I am an ordained pastor from Tamil Evangelical Lutheran Church (India)

Pastor Carl Anderson
847-394-0639

Formats: In-person worship Outdoors, In-person worship indoors, Creating Video in Advance (no editing)

Conferences: Northwest

Pastor Felicia Campbell
773-430-8091

Formats: Zoom Worship 

Conferences: Southwest

Pastor Joseph Chu
847-648-3899

Formats: Drive-in, In-person worship Outdoors, In-person worship indoors, Livestreaming on Facebook Live or Youtube, Zoom Worship

Conferences: South, Southwest, West, Nearwest, Central, Northeast, Northwest, North

Comments: Currently, my schedule is very tight due to work schedule and family/personal commitment

Pastor Helen Chukka
(929) 393-8742

Formats:  In-person worship Outdoors, In-person worship indoors, Livestreaming on Facebook Live or Youtube, Zoom Worship, Creating Video in Advance (no editing)

Conferences:  Nearwest, Central, Northeast

Comments:  I am an ordained minister of the Andhra Evangelical Lutheran Church in India and currently pursuing a Ph.D. in the department of Hebrew Bible at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.

Pastor Jean Duran  
630-876-1346 
 

Formats:  Drive-in, In-person worship Outdoors, Livestreaming on Facebook Live or Youtube, Zoom Worship 

Conferences: South, Southwest, West, Nearwest, Central, Northeast, Northwest, North 

Pastor Joanne Fitzgerald
(630) 728-2493

Formats: Drive-in, In-person worship Outdoors, In-person worship indoors, Livestreaming on Facebook Live or Youtube, Zoom Worship

Conferences: South, Southwest, West, Nearwest, Central, Northeast, Northwest, North  

Comments: I am available for emergencies, also.  

Pastor John Freidheim
630-327-6432

Formats: In-person worship Outdoors, In-person worship indoors, Livestreaming on Facebook Live or Youtube, Creating Video in Advance (no editing)

Conferences: South, Southwest, West, Nearwest, Central, Northeast, Northwest

Pastor Keith Fry 
773-544-3638 
 

Formats: Drive-in, In-person worship Outdoors, In-person worship indoors, Livestreaming on Facebook Live or Youtube, Zoom Worship 

Conferences: South, Southwest, West, Nearwest, Central, Northeast, Northwest 

Pastor Robert Goldstein
415-516-5878

Formats: In-person worship indoors

Conferences: South, Nearwest, Central, Northeast

Comments: Can preach in English or Australian

Pastor Gail Heidtke
847-271-4082

Formats: Drive-In Worship, In-Person Outdoors, In-Person Indoors, Zoom* 

Conferences:  Northeast, Northwest, North

Comments: *Willing to work with technology assistant

Pastor Carl Johnson
(224) 251-7203

Formats:  Drive-in, In-person worship Outdoors, In-person worship indoors, Livestreaming on Facebook Live or Youtube, Zoom Worship

Conferences:  Northeast, Northwest, North

Pastor Kenneth Johnson 
773-947-4488 
 

Formats: Drive-in, In-person worship Outdoors, In-person worship indoors 

Conferences: Drive-in, In-person worship Outdoors, In-person worship indoors 

Pastor Robert Johnson 

773-743-8634 

 

Formats:  Drive-in, In-person worship Outdoors, In-person worship indoors, Livestreaming on Facebook Live or Youtube 

Conferences:  South, Southwest, West, Nearwest, Central, Northeast, Northwest, North 

 

Pastor Immanuel Karunakaran
773-595-2363

Formats:  Drive-in, In-person worship Outdoors, In-person worship indoors, Livestreaming on Facebook Live or Youtube, Zoom Worship, Creating Video in Advance (no editing)

Conferences: South, Southwest, West, Nearwest, Central, Northeast

Comments: I am presently serving as the Extern in MCS- ELCA and I am willing to be a supply pastor.

Pastor Jeffrey Koth
224-355-4213

Formats: Drive-in, In-person worship Outdoors, In-person worship indoors, Livestreaming on Facebook Live or Youtube, Creating and editing video in advance

Conferences: South, Southwest, West, Nearwest, Central, Northeast, Northwest, North

Pastor Rhonda Kral
708-227-0552

Formats: Drive-in, In-person worship Outdoors, In-person worship indoors, Livestreaming on Facebook Live or Youtube, Zoom Worship, Creating Video in Advance (no editing)

Conferences: Southwest, West, Nearwest, Central, Northeast, Northwest

Pastor John Lang 
847-920-5182 
 

Formats:  Drive-in, In-person worship Outdoors, In-person worship indoors, Livestreaming on Facebook Live or Youtube 

Conferences: Nearwest, Northeast, Northwest 

Comments:  I will be available for indoor later. My wife, who has dementia, will accompany me. 

Pastor David Lowry
773-955-2009

Formats: In-person worship Outdoors, In-person worship indoors, Livestreaming on Facebook Live or Youtube

Conferences: South, Southwest, Nearwest, Central, Northeast

Pastor Rueben Manohar Victor
(773) 865-3965

Formats:  In-person worship Outdoors, In-person worship indoors, Livestreaming on Facebook Live or Youtube, Zoom Worship, Creating Video in Advance (no editing), Creating and editing video in advance

Conferences: South, Southwest, West, Nearwest, Central, Northeast, Northwest, North

Comments:  I am a Ordained Minister from the Church of South India. I have completed my Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Divinity and Master of Divinity (New Testament) degrees. I will be starting my Masters in Pastoral Care and Counselling at Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary from this Fall.

 

Pastor Timothy Manwell
847-899-4382

Formats:  Drive-in, In-person worship Outdoors, In-person worship indoors, Livestreaming on Facebook Live or Youtube

Conferences:  Northwest

Comments:  I am a hospital chaplain. I am not always available, but I am occasionally, so wanted to put my name on this list.

 

Pastor David Nelson
312-301-9157

Formats: Drive-in, In-person worship Outdoors, In-person worship indoors, Livestreaming on Facebook Live or Youtube, Zoom Worship, Creating Video in Advance (no editing), Creating and editing video in advance

Conferences: South, Southwest, West, Nearwest, Central, Northeast, Northwest, North

 

Pastor David Olson
708-795-8459

Formats: Livestreaming on Facebook Live or Youtube, Zoom Worship

Conferences: South, Southwest, West, Nearwest, Central

 

Pastor Peg Otte
847-863-2347

Formats: In-person worship Outdoors, In-person worship indoors, Livestreaming on Facebook Live or Youtube, Zoom Worship, Creating Video in Advance (no editing), Creating and editing video in advance

Conferences: Nearwest, Central, Northeast, Northwest, North

 

Pastor Dave Peters
815-806-7369

Formats: Drive-in, In-person worship Outdoors, In-person worship indoors, Livestreaming on Facebook Live or Youtube, Zoom Worship, Creating Video in Advance (no editing), Creating and editing video in advance

Conferences: South, Southwest, West, Nearwest, Central, Northeast, Northwest, North

 

Pastor Paul Pfeffer
847-359-2555

Formats: Drive-in, In-person worship Outdoors, In-person worship indoors, Livestreaming on Facebook Live or Youtube, Zoom Worship, Creating Video in Advance (no editing), Have received both COVID vaccines thru the military

Conferences: West, Nearwest, Central, Northeast, Northwest, North

 

Pastor Arthur Puotinen
847-209-2071

Formats: In-person worship indoors, Livestreaming on Facebook Live or Youtube, Zoom Worship

Conferences: Northwest

Comments: I will be available for preaching opportunities by late spring-early summer 2021.

 

Pastor Christopher Rajkumar
(312) 610-2600

Formats:  In-person worship Outdoors, In-person worship indoors, Livestreaming on Facebook Live or Youtube, Zoom Worship, Creating Video in Advance (no editing)

Conferences:  Central

Comments: I am an ordained minister of the Church of South India, served in the Church of North India too. Till recently I served the National Council of Churches in India.  I would like travel in and around Chicago.

 

Pastor Marnie Rourke
708-616-6191

Formats: Drive-in, In-person worship Outdoors, In-person worship indoors, Zoom Worship, Creating and editing video in advance

Conferences: South, Southwest, West, Nearwest, Central, Northeast, Northwest, North

 

Pastor Omega Sabbithi
708-302-0723

Formats: Drive-in worship, Zoom

Conferences: Southwest

 

Pastor John Schumacher
773-283-4336

Formats: In-person worship Outdoors, Livestreaming on Facebook Live or Youtube, Zoom Worship

Conferences: Nearwest, Central, Northeast

 

Pastor Daniel Shutters 
847-752-8850

Formats: Drive-in, In-person worship Outdoors, In-person worship indoors, Livestreaming on Facebook Live or Youtube

Conferences:  Nearwest, Central, Northeast, Northwest, North

Comments:  Retired, due to doing supply work at home congregation, I am not available every Saturday/Sunday.

 

Pastor Rebecca Templeton
708-515-1950
rttempleton @ hotmail.com

Formats: In-person worship Outdoors, In-person worship indoors, Zoom Worship, Creating and editing video in advance

Conferences: South, Southwest, West, Nearwest

 

Pastor Arlyn Tolzmann 
(224) 535-9261
 

Formats: Drive-in, In-person worship Outdoors, In-person worship indoors, Livestreaming on Facebook Live or YouTube, Zoom Worship

Conferences: Northwest

 

Pastor Scot Turnbull
630-878-8935

Formats: In-person worship Outdoors, In-person worship indoors, Livestreaming on Facebook Live or Youtube

Conferences: South, Southwest, West, Nearwest

 

Pastor Peter Vethanayagamony
773-230-4913

Formats: Livestreaming on Facebook Live or Youtube, Zoom Worship, Creating Video in Advance (no editing)

Conferences: South, Southwest, West, Nearwest, Central

 

Pastor Linnea Wilson
630-881-4455

Formats: Drive-in, In-person worship Outdoors, In-person worship indoors, Livestreaming on Facebook Live or Youtube, Zoom Worship, Creating Video in Advance (no editing)

Conferences: West, Nearwest, Central

Comments: Unavailable May 9 through August 31–sabbatical support commitment

 

Pastor Michael Wonderlich
847-421-8754

Formats: Drive-in, In-person worship Outdoors, In-person worship indoors, Zoom Worship, Creating Video in Advance (no editing)

Conferences: Nearwest, Central, Northeast, Northwest, North

 

Pastor Matthew Zemanick
443-297-9518

Formats: In-person worship Outdoors, Livestreaming on Facebook Live or Youtube, Zoom Worship, Creating Video in Advance (no editing)

Conferences: South, Southwest, Nearwest, Central, Northeast

Comments: Text or Email Preferred Initial Contact; can preach in English, Spanish, Russian, and Magyar

Word

Can Preach but Not Administer the Sacrament

Deacon Steven Dickens
708-250-6924

Formats: Drive-in, In-person worship Outdoors, In-person worship indoors, Livestreaming on Facebook Live or Youtube, Zoom Worship, Creating Video in Advance (no editing), Creating and editing video in advance

Conferences: South, Southwest, West, Nearwest, Central, Northeast

Comments: Locations not listed will be considered on a case-by-case basis 

Christina Montgomery
219-794-5486

Formats: In-person worship Outdoors, In-person worship indoors, Livestreaming on Facebook Live or Youtube, Zoom Worship, Creating Video in Advance (no editing)

Conferences: South, Southwest, Nearwest, Central, Northeast

CommentsI can do virtual services in any conference.

Care Lawrence
(312) 538-3044

Formats: Drive-in, In-person worship Outdoors, In-person worship indoors, Livestreaming on Facebook Live or Youtube, Zoom Worship, Creating Video in Advance (no editing), Creating and editing video in advance

Conferences: South, Southwest, West, Nearwest, Central, Northeast, Northwest, North

Dafne del Risco-Nolla 
939-475-6034

Formats: In-person worship Outdoors, Livestreaming on Facebook Live or Youtube, Zoom Worship, Creating Video in Advance (no editing)

Conferences:  South, Southwest, West, Nearwest, Central, Northeast, Northwest, North

Comments:  Because I don’t have a car, I can only preach IN PERSON at the Central Conference. I am available to preach ONLINE, whether by zoom or pre-recorded video, in all the Conferences.

Ole Schenk 
312-863-9747

Formats: Drive-In worship, Worship In-Person Outdoors, In-Person Indoors, Livestreaming, Zoom, Creating Video in Advance (No Editing) 

ConferencesSouth, Nearwest, Central, Northeast

Comments: LSTC MDiv graduate

Vikki Ward Martin 
773-338-4134

Formats: In-Person Indoors

Conferences: South, Northeast

Comments: MDiv 2011 LSTC

Musicians

A downloadable/sortable version is available here.

Robert Braband
630-452-1319


Instruments played: Acoustic guitar, bass guitar, electric guitar, keyboard, Hammond B3 organ clone

Availability: Any time except Sunday mornings

Formats: Drive-in, In-person worship Outdoors, In-person worship indoors, Livestreaming on Facebook Live or Youtube, Zoom Worship, Creating Video in Advance (no editing), Creating and editing video in advance

Conferences: South, Southwest, West, Nearwest, Central, Northeast, Northwest, North

Deacon Barbara Kudirka 
847-757-3498

Instruments played: Organ and Piano 

Availability: Weekend services, midweek services, Taizé Prayer, funerals

Formats: In-person worship indoors, Livestreaming on Facebook Live or Youtube 

Conferences: Northeast, North

Christopher Lund
281-908-4474

Instruments played: piano, organ, vocals, guitar, handbells

Availability: Weekend services

Formats: In-person worship Outdoors, In-person worship indoors, Livestreaming on Facebook Live or Youtube, Zoom Worship, Creating Video in Advance (no editing), Creating and editing video in advance

Conferences: South, Southwest, West, Nearwest, Central, Northeast, Northwest, North

Comments: Able to help with or conduct ensembles as needed. ELCA church musician with 15 years experience leading both traditional liturgy and more contemporary worship.

John MacKey
773-294-5458 

Instruments played: Organ and piano (primarily organ) 

Availability: I am available for Sunday morning services during June, July and August. I am available all year around for services not held on Sunday morning. I am available for weddings, funerals, evening services, midweek services (morning and evening).

Formats: In-person worship Outdoors, In-person worship indoors, Livestreaming on Facebook Live or Youtube, Zoom Worship, Creating Video in Advance (no editing), Creating and editing video in advance

Conferences: South, Southwest, West, Nearwest, Central, Northeast, Northwest, North

 

Don Mead
847-373-7247

Instruments played: Cello (Chicago Sinfonietta) all jeyboards

Availability: I am busy on Sunday Am’s but will help at all weekday events, and Sunday PM’s

Formats: Drive-in, In-person worship Outdoors, In-person worship indoors, Livestreaming on Facebook Live or Youtube, Zoom Worship, Creating Video in Advance (no editing), Creating and editing video in advance

Conferences: South, Southwest, West, Nearwest, Central, Northeast, Northwest, North

Ethan Mellema
(847) 602-4079

Instruments Played:  Organ, Piano

Availability:  Weekend Services, Midweek Services, Weekday Funerals, Weddings

Formats:  In-person worship Outdoors, In-person worship indoors, Livestreaming on Facebook Live or Youtube, Creating Video in Advance (no editing)

Conferences:  Nearwest, Central, Northeast, Northwest, North

Comments:  I have a church that I currently play regularly for 2 Sundays per month. All other Sundays, I am available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Richard Trost
773-865-2822

Instruments played: Piano, Voice

Availability: Weekend Services, Midweek evening services, Weddings

Formats: In-person worship Outdoors, In-person worship indoors, Livestreaming on Facebook Live or Youtube, Zoom Worship

Conferences: West, Central, Northwest

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Ph: 773-248-0021

Address: 1420 W. Dickens Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614

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