Our Staff and Leadership

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Zachary Wagner

Senior Pastor


Pastor Zak grew up on the Northwest-side of Chicago, which informed his abiding love for the Cubs. After graduating from Illinois State University (Normal, IL) with a Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy he attended the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago. In 2010 he earned his Masters of Divinity and was called to serve a congregation in Wilmington, IL. In the spring of 2017 he was called to serve as the Pastor at St. Paul. Pastor Zak is married to his college sweetheart, Katie, and they have 3 energetic boys; Henry, Abram, and Nolan. When he's not actively working as pastor of St. Paul he's active as “Pastor Dad,” spending time with his family playing, reading, and going to the zoo.

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Liz Chitester

Parish Administrator


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Cynthia Viise

Director of Music


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Margaret Colletti

Assistant Music Director


Roxanne Doremus

Interim Director of Youth Ministry


Laura Albert

Interim Director of Family Ministry


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Rachel Hauser

Interim Director of Family Ministry


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Alice Ramsay

Administrative & Computer Specialist


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Fiona Kordyban

Worship A/V Tech


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Katie Briseno

Social Media Coordinator


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Bert Nuehring



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Nina Matthis

Nursery Attendant


Congregation Council

Congregation Council is the main governing body of St. Paul Lutheran Church. Council is composed of Officers and Commissioners. Each Commissioners is responsible for one of St. Paul's ministry areas.

The 2023 officers and commissioners are:
     • President: Marti Seaton
     • Vice President: Gay Nass
     • Treasurer: Alex Szerzinski
     • Secretary: Chris Bard
     • Financial Secretary: Vacant
     • Caring Ministries: Shirley Jensen
     • Congregation and Community: Emy Ishida
     • Education: Julie Frakes
     • Property: Joel Johnson
     • Stewardship: Karen Egan
     • Worship, Music and Arts: Cindy Johnson
     • Youth: Wendy Biggs

The Council meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7 pm.