Staff

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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.

 

 

 

 

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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.

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Joan Stewart, Bookkeeper

Kathy Albrecht, Financial Secretary