Pastors and Staff

Pastor Ken Gibson

Senior Pastor

The word advent is defined by Webster a couple of different ways. The first is advent with a small “a“; as the following; (ad-vent n.) the coming or arrival of something awaited or momentous. Then there is Advent with a capital “A” as follows: (Ad-vent n.) The birth of Christ. I think that both definitions are actually needed to capture the wonder and gift that advent truly is, both as advent and Advent.   Read more…

Pastor Amanda Bergstrom

Associate Pastor

All is calm, all is bright . . . except when it’s not all calm and bright. Things, life, the world, everything is not usually all calm and bright, but in the stillness and quiet, in the scripture and songs of tradition and resistance, and even in tentative greetings of hope and joy- the calming peace of Christ and bright light of the world somehow breaks through all the unsettled chaos and the dim dreariness- and for a moment all might be calm and bright.    Read more…

Staff

Tammy Baier
Director of Communications, Children’s Choirs Director
tbaier@gracewoodstock.org

Ron Fredriksen
Director of Music Ministry
rfredriksen@gracewoodstock.org

Chris Learman
Preschool Director
clearman@gracewoodstock.org

Melissa McMahon
Director of Education Ministries
mmcmahon@gracewoodstock.org

Shirley Busse
Senior Activities Coordinator
(Shirley can be contacted through the church office
at 815-338-0554)

Denise Klabunde
Secretary
dklabunde@gracewoodstock.org

Carrie Filetti
Youthful Spirit and Laudate Choirs Director
(Carrie can be contacted through the church office
at 815-338-0554)

Janice Burns
Organist
(Janice can be contacted through the church office
at 815-338-0554)

Dale Carlson
Parish Musician
(Dale can be contacted through the church office
at 815-338-0554)

Ken Zank
Building Supervisor
(Ken can be contacted through the church office
at 815-338-0554)

Kim Ethridge
Custodian
(Kim can be contacted through the church office
at 815-338-0554)

Carrie Fiorina
Interim Office Assistant, Bookkeeper
cfiorina@gracewoodstock.org

Chris Ethridge
Custodian
(Chris can be contacted through the church office
at 815-338-0554)

Terry Aavang
Revelation Ringers Director
(Terry can be contacted through the church office at 815-338-0554)