St. Paul StaffKim Beckmann, Interim Pastor
The Rev. Dr. Kim L. Beckmann is a graduate of LSTC (1984 M.Div; 1999 D.Min in Preaching). Together with her husband The Rev. Fredric Kinsey, she served a 20 year pastorate in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. She then served a call as Director for Candidacy at the ELCA churchwide offices until the elimination of that position in 2009. She has served seven other interim positions in Mayfair, Brookfield, Norridge, Northfield, Hyde Park, Ashburn and Riverside. Pastor Beckmann lives in Logan Square. Her husband serves at Unity Lutheran in Edgewater. She will be present in Villa Park on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. She will work from home on Fridays when possible and be available by phone or email. Her day off is Monday.
Cynthia Viise, Director of Music, Chancel and Handbell Choirs
Born to Lutheran missionary parents in Tokyo, Japan, Cynthia Viise studied vocal performance and choral conducting at Luther College and a Master of Arts in Music degree from Concordia University in River Forest, Illinois. A fine mezzo-soprano, Ms. Viise continues to perform in various professional music events. She also teaches privately in her home.
Kristen Rosenwinkel, Parish Administrator, Cherub Choir
Kristen Rosenwinkel joined the staff at St. Paul in 1997, moved into her current position as Parish Administrator in 1999, and is thankful for this vibrant St. Paul congregation that both inspires and challenges her. Kristen also conducts the Cherub Choir, a group for children in kindergarten through third grade, which she considers more fun than a barrel of monkeys. She along with husband, Mark, and 2 children have been members of St. Paul since the early 1990’s.
Judy Nuehring, Director of Youth and Family Ministry
Jeannette Barczak, Parish Nurse
Alice Ramsay, Administrative Assistant
Alice Ramsay has been administrative assistant at St. Paul since 2004, with a brief hiatus while she was in Utah. Alice has been a member of St. Paul since 1999. Born in Los Angeles, brought up in Colorado, and educated at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D., Alice got her master’s at Stanford, married Tony, and worked at Bell Labs in Naperville for 15 years as a software engineer. She spent several happy years as a stay-at-home mom while her daughter Fiona was very small. In 2003, she felt called to do something more and started volunteering in the office at St. Paul. As it worked out, St. Paul needed an office assistant so God blessed Alice with service at St. Paul as administrative assistant.
Dave Tankersley, Custodian
Arlene Burm, Organist
Arlene Burm is a Graduate of Capital University in Columbus, Ohio with a B.S. in Education with a music minor. She studied organ at Concordia College in River Forest and at Capital, and has been the organist at St. Paul since May of 1970.
Phyllis Johnson, Alleluia Choir
Bert Nuehring, Accountant