OUR CHURCH COUNCIL

  • Alan JACOBS

    Chairperson

    My wife Julie and I, along with our two sons, joined Our Saviour's in 2015. We love attending worship at Celebration and being a part of the OSLC community. I am the son of an ELCA pastor and have been active in the Lutheran church throughout my life from Sunday school and youth programs as a kid, small groups as a young adult, etc. I also studied at a Lutheran college for my undergraduate degree, Valparaiso University.


    On council, I hope to utilize my gifts to do God's will and serve the congregation how I am able. The coronavirus pandemic has brought varying difficulties to all individuals and organizations, and I am prayerful that my talents will be useful in helping us navigate these, and other challenges, in 2021.

       

  • Brett Lindberg

    Vice - ChairPerson

    Brett and his wife Marnie joined Our Saviour’s in 2002.  Marnie and Brett have been married for 17 years and have three amazing and beautiful girls who love the youth programs here at Our Saviour’s. Their kids have been very involved in the youth side while Marnie is a youth mentor for Ignition. In return, they get the pleasure of spending a lot of time at events with the youth. Over the last 15 years Brett’s been involved in the planning of Celebration Campus, Co-Leading Our Saviour’s Golf Outing, Feed My Starving Children, Call Committee, Church Council Nominating Committee, New Member Family Partnership, as well as serving on Sundays with Communion/Hospitality.  All of these experiences have deepened their faith and created some great friendships in our church. His hope for Our Saviour’s is that we continue to deepen the faith jorney for our members and to help welcome new members into this great community.

  • Graham Brenna

    SECRETARY

    Graham has been a member of Our Saviour’s since 1992. Growing up in the youth program cemented his passion for Our Saviour’s and the mission of Knowing Jesus and Making Jesus Known. Graham served as a mentor for both the Jr. and Sr. High programs for a collective 14 years. He served on staff as the Media Director for nearly 10 years and now enjoys a career in technology program management. Graham has been an active member of the Slovakia Committee since 2010 and continues to be an active part of the worship tech team at both campuses. In addition to serving on various task forces for Our Saviour's, Graham has been the Chair of the Missions Committee since July 2017.

  • Robyn Carlson

    My husband Keith and I were college students at North Central College when Keith began attending services at Our Saviour’s. When Keith and I got engaged in 1996, we decided to be married at Our Saviour’s in 1997. OSLC had become our new church home.


    Over the years, I have mainly been involved with music ministries, Sanctuary Choir, family pizza nights and children’s choirs. But over the past few years, I have taken on new challenges with the Mission Committee, as current treasurer and as a member of the current call committee for our Faith Formation Associate Pastor position. These committees have let me gain further insight into how church operations work as well as allow me to put my talents to work and serve Our Saviour’s in other means.

  • rebecca Cremin

    Rebecca and her family have been members of Our Saviour's since 2010 when their younger daughter was entering Surge. She has been singing with sanctuary choir ever since and has been involved with C.A.R.E. Moms, the host team, Eagle's Wings, Buds Suds & Grub, the library, garage sale, Surge and Ignition over the years. Rebecca is looking forward to helping advance the missions that Our Saviour's passionately supports and engaging more people in Knowing Jesus and Making Jesus Known.

  • BJ OKel

    BJ and his wife, Kelly, have grown up at Our Saviour’s. BJ’s parents started coming to Our Saviour’s when he was two, and he met Kelly through various activities at Our Saviour’s and were married here. They have two children, Elijah (11) and Allison (5), who are both actively involved in Children Ministries at Our Saviour’s. He has been involved in various ministries at Our Saviour’s including hospitality (Communion and Usher), mentor for Junior High and High School, Financial Peace University, Landscape Committee, Council, and the Mega Garage Sale. His hope for the future at Our Saviour’s is to get younger families involved in the life of the faith community, and that the church continues to grow in new ways to help people Know Jesus and Make Jesus Known

  • David P. Novak

    David serves Lutheran Social Services of Illinois as Vice President of Advancement and as Executive Director of The Cornerstone Foundation, overseeing the philanthropic efforts of both organizations. Previously, David served Valparaiso University as Director of Gift Planning, assisting university alumni in all matters relating to major gifts and charitable estate planning. David also has held executive positions with the ELCA Foundation.


    He has nearly 30 years of fundraising experience. Prior to his nonprofit work, David worked as an attorney in private practice in Chicago, specializing in the areas of estate planning and probate.


    David is married to Cindy; they have two children, Samuel and Emily, and have been members of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Naperville, Illinois, since 1999. He served on the Mission Endowment Fund Committee for several years and has assisted the congregation with gift planning and fundraising efforts.


    David’s hope for Our Saviour’s is that we continue to share the gifts and resources God has blessed us with for ministry with as many people as possible.


  • Kelly Volin

    Kelly and her husband Kean have attended Our Saviour's Lutheran Church since they moved to Naperville in 2016. Their 3 children, Asher (6), Rae (4), and Gabriel (1) have graduated from or are soon to start at the Celebration Children’s Center and are active in the church’s children’s program. Kelly leads the meal ministry, is an active member of a small group and the mom’s bible study, and has been part of PADs, the worship and service sub-committee, as well as participated in friendship tables. In her free time, Kelly likes to bake, read, travel, and cheer on the Florida Gators. Since joining the church, their family has grown in their faith and has made many lifelong friendships. While on Council (and throughout all aspects of her life) Kelly hopes to exemplify what it means to be the hands and feet of Jesus.