Dave (he/him), Barb, Molly (26), and Shannon (23), joined Our Saviour’s in 1999, and son Evan (15) was baptized into Our Saviour’s in 2006. They have been active members ever since. Son of a United Methodist minister, Dave recently completed an educational tour of the Holy Land and attends multiple different worship services to worship in different styles, hear the Gospel preached by different pastors, and be in community with more members of Our Saviour’s. Dave’s passions are Youth Ministry and Just Love. He has mentored our jr. and sr. high youth
(New Hampshire), National Youth Gathering (Houston), Eagles Wings (St. Louis), and many Sleep-out-Saturdays, Youth Auctions, ski trips, and confirmation retreats. Dave is a liaison between the Just Love Planning Committee and Youth Ministry where he seeks to maximize youth engagement and leadership opportunity in this vital ministry. He is committed to bringing racial justice, diversity, and inclusion to Our Saviour’s and to the full participation of the LGBTQIA+ community in all areas of ministry and church life. Dave is active with PADS (10 yrs night crew lead), co-led 2007-08 CRHP Men’s Ministry program, and supports all variety of other Our Saviour’s ministries such as Baby Care Ministry, Dialogues in Faith, Haiti Scholars, Men’s Bible Study, and Trunk or Treat.
Lu and her husband Marv joined Our Saviour’s in 1984 when they moved from
the Peoria area. They were both raised Lutherans and met at Capital University, a Lutheran school in Columbus, Ohio. They have three grown daughters (Lori, Marci, Vicki) and four grandchildren, all of whom live outside of Naperville. Lu has loved working with children, teaching Sunday School and VBS for most of her adult life, and has had the privilege to be a Surge mentor. In her years at Our Saviour’s, she has led a women’s weekly Bible study group and has served as a communion server, prayer minister, PADS worker, wedding hostess, secretary of the Memorial Board, Friends Visiting Friends volunteer, and greeter. She has also participated in Women’s Ministry and in the Active Seniors Group. She hopes to serve on Church Council to help us care for each other, provide ways to share God’s love with others, and provide ways to deepen the knowledge of our Savior in sharing the Good News.
Matt was raised in Lake Bluff, Illinois, and attended North Suburban
Evangelical Free Church, where he was involved with Awana and other youth functions. He attended Wheaton College, majoring in business/economics. Matt then moved to Chicago, where he met his wife, Sarah. They joined Resurrection Lutheran Church in Lakeview and had strong connections with the congregation and with their pastor, Kelly Faulstich. Both of their boys, Owen (9) and Noah (7), were born in Chicago, but in 2016, they decided it was time to move to Naperville. They were guided to Our Saviour’s by Pastor Kelly, who knew Pastor Brian Wise, and they became Our Saviour’s members in the fall of 2019. Their kids keep them busy; Matt enjoys coaching soccer and baseball, golfing, beach vacations, downhill skiing with the family, and cheering on the Cubs, Bears and Bulls. He looks forward to connecting with everyone at both of Our Saviour’s campuses.
Kris has been a member of Our Saviour’s since 2005 but has connections
with Our Saviour’s as a charter member of Alleluia Lutheran Church in Naperville as far back as the 1990s. Over the years, she has served on many leadership teams: Women’s Ministry, Dialogues in Faith, Memorial Ministry, Pastor Emily’s Call Committee and the Reconciling in Christ team. She serves as a worship assistant and sings in the Women’s Ensemble. One of her greatest joys is playing pickleball at Celebration with a church group. As a retired school counselor, she has been fortunate to spend time serving with and experiencing several of our church’s global missions and traveling around the world with other members of our faith community. This is an exciting time for Our Saviour’s to be “Church” in our changing, post-pandemic world, and Kris says she can feel new energy invigorating our faith community. She is eager to serve the congregation in new ways and prays for God’s guidance as we look to the future and imagine all that we can be as we work to Know Jesus and Make Jesus Known.