OUR CHURCH COUNCIL

  • glenn wishnew

    Council chairperson

    The Our Saviour’s faith community has richly blessed my family, and so it was important to me to give back with my time and talents. I have been active at Our Saviour’s in many different ministries including Stephen Ministry, PADs, small group bible study, Celebration Clinic, Pastor Call Committee and Men’s Ministries.Through these activities and my time at Our Saviour’s, I feel confident that I can quickly add value in meaningful ways to the needs of the Our Saviour’s church as a member of the church council.   


  • 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.

  • Brett Lindberg

    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.

  • Ruth Nelson

    Ruth and her husband and joined Our Saviour’s in 2002 when they first became empty nesters.  Our new member class encourage us to get involved so I became a lector and communion server.  A few years after joining Ruth headed up the Garden/Columbarium Committee as we expanded the garden at Celebration! and built the Memorial Wall.  In 2013 I was privileged to be named Chair of the Sr. Pastor Call Committee.  She is now a member of the Church Council and chair of the Human Resource Committee.  

  • 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


  • 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.


  • Mike Nulicek

    Mike joined with his wife, Jenny, who grew up as a member of Our Saviour's, in 2012.  You'll likely see their three boys running around after Sunday School; Henry is 5, Charlie is 3, and Jack is 2.  At Our Saviour's, Mike has served as an Ignition mentor and led the most recent class of Financial Peace University. 

    In the community he is the Event Chair for the 2020 Naperville Walk to End Alzheimer's. He serves on the Board of Directors as the Meetings Coordinator at the West Suburban Fellowship Club in Naperville and serves on the Board of Directors of Chamber630, the Downers Grove and Woodridge Chamber of Commerce.  In the past he has volunteered for PADS, chaperoned Our Saviour’s youth at Sounds Like Love and participated on several mission trips with his previous church. 

    Mike has worked as a Financial Advisor for Edward Jones since 2013 and has been in Financial Services since 2004.  He has an MBA in Finance from Benedictine University, a Bachelors of Arts from Illinois State University, and an Associates of Arts from College of DuPage.  In his free time he likes sports, travel, reading, and of course playing with his kids. Mike is excited to join this Council to help Our Saviour's further connect to our community while Knowing Jesus and Making Jesus Known.