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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 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 Dawn Hansen-Roucka
(847) 331-0373

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, Northeast, Northwest, North

Pastor Kenneth Johnson 
773-636-1759 
 

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 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 Philip Lund
309-231-9511

Formats: Drive-in, In-person worship Outdoors, In-person worship indoors, Zoom Worship, Creating Video in Advance (no editing), I am ready for many situations, but not technologically adept.  I can work with someone who is.

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

Comments: Wheelchair accessibility is important for family.

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 John Schumacher
773-283-4336

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

Conferences: Nearwest, Central, Northeast

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 

Seminarian Michael Markwell (unable to preside)
815-370-0075

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

Comments: Due to a long-term supply, I am available 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month only.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, Chicago, IL 60614

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

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