Our Staff

  • Rev. Liz Patz



    Liz was called as senior pastor by St. Paul's in January 2020. She is a graduate of University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and Chicago Theological Seminary. Liz previously served as Associate Pastor for Children, Youth and Families at St. Paul's and Youth Minister at St. John's UCC in Lyons, Illinois. 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! 



    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.  



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

  • Dolan SMith

    Dolan is a certified therapy dog and a valued and beloved member of St. Paul's Calling and Caring Ministry. His bedside manner is second to none. You can visit with Dolan every fourth Sunday before and after worship service. Leave a message for Dolan - he writes back!

2023 Church Council


Linda Schambach, President

Jon Kobel, Vice President

Jenn Volkening, Treasurer

Karen Westerman, Financial Secretary

Anne Heinrich, Recording Secretary

Ministry Representatives

Karen Smith, Christian Education

Barb Kamp, Missions Ministry

Vern Knaak, Worship Ministry

Dan Heinrich, Properties

Judy Reimer, Stewardship

Janet Werner, Fellowship and Hospitality

Polly Russell, Evangelism

Ginny Mursewick, Calling and Caring