Pastor Rob Rogers
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.
Pastor Eric Allyn
Pastor Allyn is a retired area Pastor who has joined Trinity recently. He enjoys sharing the Scriptures in a Bible Study setting, and is teaching the Wednesday Morning Bible Study, and helping out when Pastor Rogers travels for the district or takes a Vacation weekend. He began service in Ministry in January of 1979. He is married to Pam, and they were blessed with 3 children, and their spouses, who blessed them with 6 grandchildren. When possible, he and Pam enjoy time on an 80 acre farm they recently purchased in Missouri.
Youth Ministries Director
Judy Bruschuk has been youth director at Trinity since 2002, after serving as a volunteer for 8 years. She and her family have been members here since 1976. She oversees the middle school, high school, and college age groups and is the creator and director of Trinity's newest youth ministry, The Projects an after-school program for junior high age.
"I consider myself an "accidental youth director". God led me to take on the role when I was searching for ways to fill the empty-nest as my own children were leaving home. What started as a volunteer opportunity to fill a gap and a void, evolved into a job that fulfills a passion. The Lord has presented many opportunities for me, and my remarkable support team of volunteers to expand and develop youth ministry programs at Trinity. I am now blessed to have my grandchildren as members of the youth groups.”
Judy, her husband Dave and their extended family all live in Villa Park. Her family includes daughter, Shelly and husband Bob, Carrie and husband, George, children Elijah, Noah, and Aliyah, and son, Derek, wife Sara and children Jacob and Natalie.
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.
Executive Director - Scott Golz
Asst. Executive Director - Dave Heuser
Treasurer - Bonnie Dale
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 - _______
Dir. Public Relations - Jenn Hesse
Housekeeping - Kathy Golz
Altar Guild President - Marilyn Felz
Dorcas Guild President - Karen Magnuson
LWML President - Danya Vanzura-Rogers