REV. JONATHAN B. KROGH, PASTOR
Pastor Krogh was born in Omaha, Nebraska, the youngest of five children. His parents, Oakley and Lottie Krogh, raised their children in a home filled with faith, music and bad jokes. Sensing a call to pastoral ministry at an early age, Jonathan came to the University of Chicago seeking a degree that would complement the work of a pastor. Completing a degree in sociology, he remained at UChicago for two master’s degrees.
Jonathan loves to sing and work with his hands, and continues his family tradition of off-beat humor, much to the dismay of his wife Dani and their three dogs. Jonathan and Dani have four adult children.
In addition to his role as Pastor at FPCLG, Jonathan is Lead Pastoral Associate for Evergreen Park Ministry, the nation’s only free ecumenical pastoral counseling center, where he has served since 1999. Jonathan has served congregations in Peotone, Kankakee, and in Chicago’s Morgan Park neighborhood, and as Director of Mission at Chicago’s Fourth Presbyterian Church. In addition to congregational ministry, Jonathan has also served as a chaplain at the University of Chicago Hospital and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. As an educator, he has served on the teaching faculty at the University of Chicago Divinity School and as adjunct faculty for two other area colleges; he is also a certified mediator and executive coach. In 2009, he published The Joshua Factor: Leadership Principles from an Ancient Warrior, Xlibris Press.
Jonathan is excited to bring his diverse talents and experiences to FPCLG in service to the congregation and community.
Jason Fahrenbach, Director of Traditional Music
Jason conducts the Sanctuary Choir and coordinates the direction of the Handbell and Crusader Choirs. He has conducted the Sanctuary Choir in works such as Saint Saens’ “Christmas Oratorio,” Mozart’s “Missa Brevis” and Vivaldi’s “Gloria.” Jason is also the Music Technology/Chorus Teacher and After-School Coordinator at Walt Disney Magnet School in Chicago. He holds his Bachelors in Music Education from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, where he studied with Dr. Joe Grant and Dr. Chester Alwes, and his Masters in Education from North Park University. Jason is an active member of national and local music organizations such as MENC, ACDA and IMEA.
Henry Sybrandy, Organist
Henry has graced the keyboard at our church for many years. Another staff member with a University of Chicago connection, he works at the University of Chicago administration office, commuting from Hyde Park for rehearsals and services. Henry writes weekly music notes for the Sunday bulletin explaining how the music selected for the service ties to the themes of the sermon, anthem or church calendar.
rev. DOREEN STERBA DE ZUR, DIRECtoR OF HANDBELL CHOIR
Doreen directs the handbell choir at our church for both youth and adults. She has taught general music in both public and parochial schools while maintaining a private piano studio for over 30 years as well as directing children’s and youth choirs in the school systems and in churches. She also has given piano concerts throughout the Midwest and in the Yucatan. Doreen was ordained in 2015 in the PCUSA as a teaching elder, having completed her M.Div. degree in 2014. One of her additional passions is hands-on mission involvement both within local areas and in Mexico. Doreen and her husband Brad enjoy downtime with their two beagle rescues, Stastny and Zivio.
Gregory Mc Daniel, Director of Children’s Music
Greg has performed, studied and taught music for many years and is currently working towards his B.A. in Music Education. Over the years, he has learned how to play various instruments, which has given him a well-rounded understanding of musical concepts. Greg enjoys working with the children of the congregation, helping them develop their own musical abilities. In addition to directing the children’s choir, he also brings his musical talents to Faith Forest (Sunday School), the yearly Christmas pageant, Vacation Bible School and the spring musical. He has lived in Hickory Hills for twenty years with his wife Paula and has three children.
Diane Stapleton, DIRECtor of children's ministry
Diane and her husband Tom joyfully joined FPCLG in 2012. Diane graduated from Loyola University of Chicago. Volunteering and working in children's ministry for 20+ years has been her passion. She also enjoys rescuing animals. The best part of her job as Director of Children's Ministry is encouraging the faith of children and watching how that faith, in turn, inspires adults. Diane is excited to walk with the families of our children and youth on this faith journey. "I pray that the kids learn as much from me as I learn from them."
Lisa Nadle, Director of Youth Ministry
Lisa Nadle and her family have been members of FPCLG since 2008. She is a former event planner but has worked with children for many years in a volunteer capacity and through substitute teaching. She enjoys working with our youth and helping to guide them on their faith journey. Lisa lives in La Grange Park with her husband Steve, son Reece, daughter Avery and their dog Winston.
Nancy GRIZZLE, OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR
Nancy joined our staff in October 2015, and she really enjoys meeting our members and providing administrative support to our FPCLG pastoral and program staff. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from St. Xavier University and has lived in Chicago Ridge for over 30 years with her husband Bill.
Lynn Huck, Church Accountant
Lynn joined our staff in May 2013 as Church Accountant. She graduated from Loyola University with a B.B.A. in accounting, then passed the CPA exam. Lynn has worked for Price Waterhouse and Illinois Tool Works and had her own bookkeeping business when she resided in Nashville, TN. Working for FPCLG, she really enjoys assisting everyone in the congregation, and that no two days are quite the same. Lynn lives in Lockport with Jim, her husband of 35 years. They have two married children and, so far, one grandson.
Jen Stockbridge, Administrative Assistant
Jen and her husband Paul have been church members since 2000. They served as editors of the Church & Home newsletter for six years, and Jen joined our staff in 2005. She has also served as a Faith Forest Ranger and a member of the Vacation Bible School Planning Team, the Communications Committee and the Scholarship Committee. She graduated from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, with a major in education and a minor in psychology, received a Masters degree from National-Louis University and taught elementary school for seven years.