Pastor Shellie Knight
Pastor Michelle (Shellie) Knight, MDiv is a graduate of Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, IA and served at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Warren, IL as their pastoral intern 2018-2021. Recently, Pastor Michelle answered a call to serve the congregation of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Pearl City, IL. Pastor Michelle is also a recovering alcoholic and drug addict with several years of sobriety.
“Prior to seminary I earned a bachelors degree from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, IA in business administration/accounting in 2003. I worked in various fields including investments, human resources, accounting, and farming I have 4 grown children (Mhkaila. Ray, Andre, and Victoria), and 3 grandchildren (Emma, Oliver, and Ray Jr.). I am answering the call to ordination in the ELCA in Word and Sacrament with a specialized focus on serving those in the addiction and recovery community.” Pastor Michelle is the founder of recoveryally.org a non-profit that builds bridges between those recovering from addictions and substance use disorder, and community organizations that support their transformation in body, mind, and spirit.
Dianne Handsaker, Parish Administrator
Responsible for communications, weekly bulletins and worship preparations, building rental and administratiave duties. Contact Dianne mornings at 815-443-2215 or email.