Member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Chicago Heights from birth until 1985, when I transferred to Trinity, Tinley Park. I and my children attended St. Paul’s parochial school. I moved to Tinley Park. Since I knew Steve Stec, we joined Trinity and my children could finish grade school there. I was Baptized and Confirmed at St. Paul’s. I was an Evangelism caller, the congregation secretary and a member of the School Board (Chairman). While at Trinity, I have been an Evangelism Caller, an Elder (Chairman for one year), Lay Liturgist, Adult Information Class Leader, fill in leader for Confirmation Instruction and Bible Study Leader.
I am a retired Mechanical Engineer, educated at Purdue University, West Lafayette Campus. Registered Professional Engineer in 7 states before retiring. Masters in Business Administration. I managed a Research and Development Facility for 9 years at Andrew Corporation.
My ancestors, back to the 1840’s in America were very strongly supportive of Christian Education. All of my children are active in their home congregations and four of my grandchildren are in Lutheran Parochial Schools. Next year, my oldest grandchild will be Confirmed in a LCMS congregation.