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Pulpit Supply

This up-to-date list includes seminarians, deacons and pastors 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 (mileage) – 58¢ 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

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

Word & Sacrament

Can Preach and Administer the Sacrament

Rev. Chrisida Anandan
PhD Student (Hebrew Bible)
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
1100 E. 55th St.
Chicago, IL 60615
312-774-2255
chrisida.anandan@lstc.edu

Rev. Carl L. Anderson
914 W. Whitegate Dr.
Mt. Prospect, IL 60056
847-302-8651
847-394-0639
clamas@wowway.com

Rev. Terrence Baeder
18223 Hummingbird Drive
Tinley Park IL 60487
708-444-4776
tbaeder@lstc.edu

Rev. Wayne Basch
11 Laughry Ln.
Palos Park IL 60464
708-691-3729
waynebasch@gmail.com

Rev. Al Bergh
2533 Danhaven Ct.
Aurora, IL 60502
630-585-8422
alphoebe@comcast.net

Rev. Glenn Bergmark
13878 Steeples Rd.
Lemont, IL 60439
630-257-5278
pastorb2@sbcglobal.net

Rev. Dr. Felicia Campbell
7015 S Ada Street
Chicago, IL 60636
773-430-8091

Rev. Joseph Chu
555 Maywood Lane
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
847-648-3899
Joseph.Chu@elca.org

Rev. Jean Marie Duran
1167 Evergreen Dr.
Carol Stream, IL 60188
630-876-1346
rjduran5@att.net

Rev. Soren Flessen
1351 Georgetown Drive
Batavia, IL 60510
773-428-0555
sflessen@hotmail.com

Rev. John Freidheim
783 Mitchell Ave.
Elmhurst, IL 60126
630-327-6432
630-782-0569
jfreidheim@aol.com

Rev. Robert Goldstein
3930 N Pine Grove Ave.
Unit 1008
Chicago, IL 60613-5505
415-516-5878
robgold08@gmail.com

Rev. John Hildner
1027 Windgate Court
Naperville, IL 60540
630-615-8479 (cell)
630-369-0479
jchildner@gmail.com

Rev. Robert Johnson
1962 W. Morse Ave.
Front House A
Chicago, IL 60626
773-743-8634

Rev. Phyllis Kersten
251 Marengo, Unit 7A
Forest Park, IL 60130-1636
708-771-6179

Pastor Paul Kopka
123 Brookwood Lane East
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
pkopka@gmail.com
630-341-0847
p.kersten@sbcglobal.net

Rev. Jeff Koth
2464 Colony Ave.
Lindenhurst IL 60046
224-355-4213
revjkoth@gmail.com

Rev. Rhonda Kral
9424 Henrietta Ave.
Brookfield, IL 60513
708-227-0552
rhondakral@gmail.com

Rev. Ray Legania
401 E. 87th Place
Chicago, IL 60619
773-573-2832
rlegania@outlook.com

Rev. David Lowry
7320 S. Bennett Ave.
Chicago, IL 60649
773-955-2009
djlowry@freeshell.org

Rev. Philip Lund
5656 S. Madison Ave.
Countryside, IL 60525
309-231-9511
pdlund@sbcglobal.net

Rev. Patrick McGuire
901 W. Argyle St., Apt. 3I
Chicago, IL 60640
630-988-9781
pb1552@aol.com

Rev. Reginald Mortha
2542 N. Major Avenue
Chicago, IL 60639
312-860-0163
E-mail

Rev. David Olson
2422 Gunderson Ave.
Berwyn, IL 60402
708-795-8459
cowdeo@att.net

Rev. Peg Otte
2744 Woodbine Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201
847-863-2347
pegotte@comcast.net

Rev. Emmanuel Penumaka
5439 S University Ave.
Chicago IL 60615
773-840-2628
773-313-6740
peter.ejp@gmail.com

Rev. Dave Peters
21399 Settlers Pond Dr.
Frankfort, IL 60423
815-806-7369
petersdave@aol.com

Rev. Paul Pfeffer
1994 Jamestown Dr.
Palatine, IL 60074
847-359-2555
PrPaulDP@gmail.com
Prefers north of Eisenhower Expy, but open to all

Rev. Arthur E. Puotinen
2885 Weld Road
Elgin 60124
847-717-0835
artpuotinen@att.net

Rev. Myrta Robles
837 N Richmond Street
Chicago, IL 60622
773-966-9412
revml28@yahoo.com
Can also preach in Spanish

Rev. Miltoria Sangobiyi
820 Oakton St., Apt. 2B
Evanston, IL 60202
847-733-8433
mbeysangobiyi@yahoo.com

Rev. George Schelter
371 Ridge Rd.
Kenilworth, IL 60043
847-209-1500
gschelter@hotmail.com

Rev. John E. Schumacher
6241 West Eddy Street
Chicago, IL 60634-4124
773-283-4336
jesjms@att.net

Rev. Daniel Shutters
210 Enfield Dr.
Grayslake, IL 60030
847-752-8850
numbers98@ymail.com
(Available beginning Sunday, September 8, 2019.)

Rev. Brenda K. Smith
5451 N. East River Rd., Apt. 1607
Chicago, IL 60656
773-380-2282
Brenda.Smith@elca.org

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

Rev. Laura Hall-Schordje
Ordained pastor,
versed in online worship and preaching
3047 N. Newland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60634
(773) 573-3909
laura.hall.schorjde@gmail.com

Rev. Arlyn L. Tolzmann
1040 Broadmoor Drive
Elgin, IL 60124
224-535-9261
atpraynplay@gmail.com

Rev. Scot Turnbull
8621 Manor Ave., Apt. B
Munster IN 46321
630-878-8935
orscoteo@aol.com

Rev. Dr. Omega Varma Sabbithi
4135 W. 93rd Place, Apt. 1W
Oak Lawn, IL 60453-1971
708-424-0723
victoromega@yahoo.com

Rev. Dr. Peter Vethanayagamony
1100 E. 55th St.
Chicago, IL 60615
773-230-4913
pvethana@lstc.edu

Rev. Dr. Carlos David Vidler
41 E. 8th, Unit 3D
Chicago, IL 60605
815-275-7428
davidler77@gmail.com

Rev. Wende West
2476 Wilton Lane
Aurora, IL 60502
646-463-1000

Rev. Linnea Wilson
336 Forest Rd.
Hinsdale, IL 60521
630-881-4455
prlinnea@gmail.com

Rev. Michael Wonderlich
490 Sheridan Road, Apt. 1
Evanston, IL 60202
847-421-8754
Won98@sbcglobal.net

Rev. Matthew Zemanick
Chicago, IL
pastor.zemanick@gmail.com
443-297-9518

Rev. Marnie Rourke
1131 Gunderson Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60304
708-616-6191
Marniebedes@gmail.com

Rev. Dr. Michael Rothaar
783 Thunderbird Trail
Carol Stream, IL 60188
h: 630-668-0653
c: 630-865-5246

Word

Can Preach but Not Administer the Sacrament

Deacon Steven Dickens
505 Maple Lane
Darien, IL 60561
708-250-6924
sdickens2015@gmail.com

Tony Harper
324 E 147th Place
Harvey, IL 60426
708-724-8968
tonyharpercat5@gmail.com

Mike Markwell
1100 E 55th Street Chicago IL, 60615
Mike.J.Markwell@gmail.com
(815) 370-0075

Deacon Joanne Otte
5605 N. Miltimore Ave. #2S
Chicago, IL 60646
773-957-3798
joanne.otte@gmail.com

Marvin Scroggins
5560 N. Lakewood Ave., Apt. 3-L
Chicago, IL 60640
773-697-1578
kdfmo@msn.com

Vikki Ward Martin
6145 N. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60660
773-338-4134
vwardma@aol.com

Musicians

June Berveiler | Organist
Available for Sunday morning, mid-week services, weddings, and funerals.
3052 S. Throop St.
Chicago, IL  60608
312-791-0585

Amy Hardiek | Organist/Pianist
Available on Sunday mornings.
708-386-5494

Walt Horn | Organist, Pianist, Vocalist, Conductor
Available as a substitute on weekends, weekdays and evenings to accompany liturgies and conduct rehearsals (choral, handbell, all ages and music genres), preferably for north and northwest city/suburban parishes.
773-761-2364
312-613-7631
walthorn@ameritech.net

Anita Ilika | Pianist
Worship services, funerals, memorials, weddings, other church services and events. Can conduct choral rehearsals. Weekdays and weekends. Northside of Chicago and N /NW suburbs preferred.
312-618-2350
anitasmusicchicago@gmail.com

Michael Kellerhals | Pianist, Organist, Vocalist, Conductor
Available for Sunday morning services or during the week.
773-391-3683
Mikek980@gmail.com

Mark Kline | Organist, Pianist
515 S Van Buren St, Batavia, IL, 60510
Available for weekends, weddings, and funerals — weekend worship up to end of December 2020.
630.549.5693 cell, 630.879.5856 home

Deacon Barbara Kudirka | Organist, Pianist
Available for worship, Taize Prayer, weddings, and funerals. Prefers north and northwest city/suburbs.
406 Laurel 2N
Wilmette, IL 60091
847-757-3498
barbarakudirka@gmail.com

Christopher Lund | Piano, Organ, Guitar, Bass, Trained Vocalist
Able to step in with ensembles as well, including choir, handbells, or youth groups. ELCA church musician with 15 years experience.
281-908-4474
christopher.lund@mac.com

John MacKey | Organist, Pianist
Available for worship, wedding and funeral services. Available anytime during the week or weekend.
773-294-5458
jwhorgchr@hotmail.com

Don Mead | Keyboard, Piano, Organ, Cello, Choir Director
Can play any keyboard instrument / piano and organ, and an also play cello (degrees are in cello) or sub as a choir director (handbells, too). Available at anytime.1216 E. Woodford Place
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
847-373-7247
cellorgan1216@gmail.com

Dan Merrigan | Organist, Pianist
Also sings and plays the trumpet.
Available on Sunday afternoons and during the week.
773-342-1903

Rachel Stark Inch | Organist
847-373-4587
Starkinch@aol.com

Richard Trost | Organist/Pianist
Available on Sunday mornings and during the week. Prefers Northwest Suburbs, but willing to commute if necessary.
773-865-2822
richard_trost@yahoo.com

Kathleen West | Pianist
Available also for weddings, funerals, and midweek services.
5048 W Roscoe
Chicago IL 60641
773-505-2679
E-mail ?

Vernetta Willett | Pianist
Available Monday-Friday.
Vocal instructor who has worked with youth and adults.
773-301-4129

Metropolitan Chicago Synod Office

Ph: 773-248-0021

Address: 1420 W. Dickens Avenue

In Jesus’ name: we proclaim the gospel, make disciples, do justice.

THE METROPOLITAN CHICAGO SYNOD IS A RECONCILING IN CHRIST SYNOD

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