300 S. Ardmore Ave. Villa Park, IL 60181
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Blessed are those who have not seen
and yet have believed. John 20:29b
Pastor Rob Rogers was born in Seattle Washington. He has a B.A. in Communication from Concordia University, Austin, TX and a Masters of Divinity from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO. READ MORE >>
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Trinity Lutheran Church
Monday thru Friday 9am-Noon
Pastor Rob Rogers
Pastor Rob Rogers, baptized in 1964 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 24 years. He has a B.A. in Communication from Concordia University Texas and a Masters of Divinity from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. He also has completed work in Pastoral Counseling at Louisville Presbyterian Seminary and 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. He also is a member of the Board of Trustees for Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois, the chairman of the English District Chicago Mission Council and the Midwest Regional Vice-President of the English District. Pastor has been married to Dänya C. Vanzura-Rogers for 28 years and has two sons, Neal (21) a United States sailor, stationed on the U.S.S. Nimitz, and Noah (16) a Junior at Glenbard East High School. The Rogers also consider Sara Biladeau (25), a graduate student in Organic Synthesis at the University of Louisville as a member of the family.
Reverend Roger D. Pittelko
The Reverend Roger D. Pittelko is a 1957 graduate of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. He holds a Masters of Sacred Theology and Doctor of Ministry degrees and in 1991 was granted a Doctor of Divinity - Honoris Causa by Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne. He served as a parish pastor for 28 years in New Orleans and the western suburbs of Chicago. From 1985 until September 1997, Dr. Pittelko was the President/Bishop of the English District of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. In 1997 he was appointed to the faculty of Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne serving as Visiting Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Missions. As a member of the faculty he was also supervisor of the vicarage program and supervisor of the Doctor of Ministry program. He retired from the faculty in June of 2003. Dr. Pittelko also served as fourth and third Vice-President of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod.
Articles by Dr. Pittelko have appeared in The Lutheran Witness, Una Sancta, Logia, Concordia Theological Quarterly, For the Life of the World, Bride of Christ and other periodicals. He contributed chapters to Pastoral Theology, Lutheran Worship: History and Practice, Lord Jesus Christ-Will You Not Stay, A Reader in Pastoral Theology, We Believe and others. He authored Guide to Introducing Lutheran Worship and Worship in the Touchtone Series. For 18 years Dr. Pittelko served as chairman of the Synod's Commission on Worship and was the chairman of the Agenda Committee for the Lutheran Service Book of 2006. In 2002 colleagues honored him with a Festschrift, Shepherd of the Church: Essays in Honor of Bishop Roger D. Pittelko.
Bishop Pittelko has served as vacancy pastor at Grace English in Chicago; at Redeemer, Elmhurst, IL; at Trinity, Villa Park, IL; and as Pastor Locum Tenes (Interim Pastor) at Grace English, Chicago. He is currently Assistant to the Pastor at Trinity, Villa Park, IL.
Judy Bruschuk has been employed as Youth Director at Trinity since 2002, after serving as a volunteer for 8 years. She has been married to David for 36 years. They have 3 children, Shelly, Carrie, and Derek. Carrie and her husband George are the parents of her two grandsons, Elijah and Noah, and one granddaughter, Aliyah.
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 30 years. Margaret and Jim have three children; Kelly, Megan, and Jimmy. The family resides in Lombard .
Director, Trinity Christian Nursery School
Director, Trinity Music School
Jennifer Wiczer, a native of Wheeling, Illinois, received her Bachelors of Music in Music Education dgree with a Vocal Performance Certificate in 2011 from Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, IL. During her time at Elmhurst, she was involved with numerous ensembles and activities including Concert Choir, Late Night Blues, Blue, WRSE, Honors Recital, and NAfME Collegiate Chapter.
Jennifer’s teaching career has included both classroom and choral music education in the New Berlin, Milton, and Algonquin school districts. She recently assumed the duties as Director of Choral Activities at Harry D. Jacobs High School in District 300. Jennifer directs six choirs; two Female Concert Choirs, a Male Chorus, the renowned Chamber Choir the "Goldenaires", and a competitive Vocal Jazz ensemble. Her choirs have performed across the Midwest. Outside of Choirs, she vocally directs the musicals.
Executive Director - Darren Taylor
Asst. Executive Director - Bob Rundgren
Treasurer - Dave Bruschuk
Dir. of Christian Education - Marna Rundgren
Dir. of Church Property - Jon Alvarez
Dir. of Evangelism - Mike Ticaric
Dir. of Human Care - Candy Richardson
Dir. of Lay Ministry - Jim Van Ewyk
Dir. of Parish Fellowship - Carol Boettger
Dir. of Stewardship - Matt Thompson
Dir. of Youth Ministry - Lisa Ticaric
Dir. of Preschool -
Dir. of Trinity Music School - Jennifer Wiczer
Dir. Public Relations - Jenn Hesse
Housekeeping - Kathy Golz
Altar Guild President - Marilyn Felz
Dorcas Guild President - Gloria Marchewka
LWML President - Mary Rinda