Clergy:

PASTOR ROGERS-1Reverend Clarence Rogers, Pastor, St. John's Lutheran Church - Chatham IL

Pastor Rogers has been serving as pastor at St. Johns since June 19, 2005. He is a graduate of Concordia Theological seminary, Fort Wayne, IN.

His favorite Bible verse is Romans 1:16. "For I am not ashamed of the Gospel, for it is the power of salvation unto all who believe."

Pastor Rogers faithfully proclaims the Word of God, both Law and Gospel, among the members of St. Johns and throughout the community, while sharing the love of Christ in Word and caring service to the neighbor.

He married his wife, Jeri, on May 17, 1975. Together they have two grown sons, Erik and Christopher, who have blessed them with three wonderful grandchildren.

Pastor Rogers holds an associates degree in technology, a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering, and a Masters Degree of Divinty. He worked for 30 years in various engineering positions before answering God's call to serve as a pastor. His greatest joy is seeing his flock grow in their faith and trust in the Lord and coming to realize the truth that we are saved by grace alone, through faith alone in Christ Jesus and His saving work on the cross for sinners.

 

Preschool Teacher:

TINA MCRAE-1Tina McRae, Preschool Teacher, St. John's Lutheran Church - Chatham IL

Tina McRae has been teaching at St. Johns since 2008. She attended Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfey, IL. She and her husband Jeff have two children. She was a stay-at-home for 14 years and enjoyed raising her sons. She spends her time helping out at church, staying active, and teaching young children.

Preschool Aid:

DEB TRAUTMANN-1Debbie Trautman, Preschool Aid, St. John's Lutheran Church - Chatham IL

Deborah Trautmann moved to the area in 2008 with her husband Mark and four children: Brandon, Cortney, Caitlin, and Arial. They also have a dog, Grace, and a cat, Jonas. Debbie attended Robert Morris College and Carl Sandburg College. She has been a preschool teacher since 2003 and has been at St Johns as a preschool teacher aide since 2008. Debbie recently remarked, "I have the best job in the world. I am very active in my church, love spending time with my family, going on walks, and am very blessed by what God has done in my life."

Secretary:

JERI ROGERS-1Jeri Rogers, Secretary, St. John's Lutheran Church - Chatham IL

Jeri's bio in progress