Our Staff

  • Rev. Liz Patz

    Pastor

    pastorliz24@gmail.com

    Liz began her ministry at St. Paul's in 2017. Before being called as Pastor, Liz served as Associate Pastor for Children, Youth, and Families at St. Paul's. She is a graduate of University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and Chicago Theological Seminary. Liz also serves as one of two Illinois representatives to the Great Lakes Association of United Church Educators (GLAUCE). In her first career, Liz taught Junior High Language Arts in Cicero, Illinois. Liz and her spouse Tommy live in Elgin.


  • jON kOBEL

    Choir Director

    Jon is a life-long member of St. Paul’s church and has directed the choir at various times over the past 35 years. He is a graduate of Judson University in vocal performance, and currently directs the choir and leads the music during worship. He is also a licensed massage therapist and an avid foodie! 

  • gAY bOUWMEESTER

    Pianist/Organist

    A graduate of Judson University, Gay joined the staff at St. Paul's church in August of 2010. She loves providing music for each service hoping that it will always add to the worship and praise of our mighty and loving God. During the week, Gay works as a substitute teacher for School District U-46 and teaches voice and piano privately. Her favorite job and greatest joy is being a mom to seven and grandmother to another seven.  



  • lINDA bECKER

    Secretary

    Contact the office at stpauls4me@yahoo.com or 847-628-6118

  • dALE vOLKENING

    Custodian

    Dale manages building maintenance of all kinds - cleaning, event set-up, the church garden - for both the church and Ministry House. Dale was born into St. Paul's. When he is not working or volunteering at the church, he is taking full advantage of retirement. You'll find him fishing, volunteering around Elgin, taking longer vacations, and spending time with his four grandchildren and his wife Sandy.

  • 2019 Council Members

    President - Karen Westerman

    Vice President - Dan Heinrich

    Financial Secretary - Sandy Volkening

    Treasurer - Jay Schircliff

    Recording Secretary - Anne Heinrich

    Christian Education - Karen Smith

    Evangelism - Polly Russell

    Fellowship/Hospitality - Janet Werner

    Mission - Barb Kamp

    Calling & Caring - Ginny Mursewick

    Properties - Dan Heinrich

    Stewardship - Judy Reimer

    Worship - Vernon Knaak