Pastor Rob Rogers
Pastor Rob Rogers, baptized in 1963 at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Bellevue, WA and confirmed in 1977 at Christ Lutheran Church, Coolidge, AZ has been a pastor in the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod for 28 years. He has a B.A. in Communication from Concordia University Texas and a Masters of Divinity from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis and he and currently enrolled in the Doctor of Ministry program at the Institute for Lutheran Theology. He also has completed work in Pastoral Counseling at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary as well as a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at Baptist East Hospital in Louisville, KY. Pastor Rogers has served congregations in Seattle, WA and Louisville, KY prior to coming to Trinity in 2004 as her 6th Senior Pastor. Before coming to Trinity, Pastor Rogers worked heavily in youth ministry, and he continues to make ministry to middle school, high school and college age people a priority at Trinity. Pastor is the Midwest Regional Vice-President of the English District of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. Pastor has been married to Dänya C. Vanzura-Rogers for 32 years and has two sons, Neal (25) who serves in the United States Navy aboard the U.S.S. Lincoln in Norfolk, VA, and Noah (20) who lives at home. The Rogers also consider Sara Biladeau a member of their family. She has completed her Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry and is now in Medical School at the University of Louisville.
Debbie Johnson has been the Parish Nurse at Trinity since 1999. She has been a member of Trinity Lutheran since 1979. Debbie has lived in Villa Park since 1958. She is the mother of 3 grown children and grandmother of 4. She is a full time hospice nurse and works every weekend as an on-call nurse. Debbie has a certificate in Hospice and Palliative Nursing. Her nursing background includes working at Elmhurst Hospital and Central DuPage Hospital, as a staff nurse; General Mills and Western Electric as an industrial nurse; two nursing homes for a total of 13 years as a staff nurse and night shift supervisor and 7 years as a hospice nurse.
Mary Benson Stahlke, Kantor, has served at Trinity since October 2005. She manages the entire music program, serving both as organist and as the director of choirs and instrumental groups for all ages.
She has degrees in music and business, including a Ph.D. in Historical Musicology from the University of Southern California (2002). She studied organ and piano with Dr. Joyce Jones and Dr. Michael Ard, both of Baylor University, and completed a minor in organ performance under the direction of Prof. Ladd Thomas of the University of Southern California. Mary has held church music positions at many Lutheran churches over the years, and also has experience with Methodist and Anglican congregations.
"Church music allows me to use a variety of my talents to serve the Lord. Besides making music, I also get to work with people of all ages and musical abilities, as well as enjoy many types of music and instruments besides my own principal instrument, the organ. Running a church music program also requires management and business skills, for which I have been well trained."
There are many ways for everyone to serve as a musician at Trinity, whether as a singing member of the congregation, a soloist, a member of an ensemble, or a behind-the-scenes volunteer to help with the music program. If you are interested in serving, please contact me through the church office (630-834-3440)
Margaret Cotterill,was hired in September 2007 as the church secretary. She has been married to Jim for more than 35 years. Margaret and Jim have three children; Kelly, Megan, and Jimmy. The family resides in Lombard .
Director, Trinity Christian Nursery School
Tracy Swiston grew up in Villa Park and graduated from Elmhurst College with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She was hired by Trinity Christian Nursery School as a sub 2012. Since then Ms. Tracy has been a lead teacher for the preschool class and will be starting her journey as director during the 2017-2018 school year. Tracy has been married to her husband Andy for 23 years and they have 3 children- Sarah, Andy, and Will. The family resides in Glen Ellyn.
Executive Director - Scott Golz
Asst. Executive Director - Dave Heuser
Treasurer - Dan Manteufel
Dir. of Christian Education - Sue Lotter
Dir. of Church Property - Keith Golz
Dir. of Evangelism - Marna Rundgren
Dir. of Human Care - Donna Heuser
Dir. of Lay Ministry - Bert Dale
Dir. of Parish Fellowship - Carol Boettger
Dir. of Stewardship - Shelly Bychowski
Dir. of Youth Ministry - Paul Varno
Dir. of Preschool - Tracy Swiston
Dir. Public Relations - Jenn Hesse
Housekeeping - Kathy Golz
Altar Guild President - Marilyn Felz
Dorcas Guild President - Karen Magnuson
LWML President - Danya Vanzura-Rogers