Dan Wegrzyn has been Senior Pastor at St. John’s since 2003. Pastor Dan grew up in Lombard and attended St. John’s during his childhood. After receiving his Bachelor’s of Education from Concordia College in River Forest, Illinois and Master’s of Divinity from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, he served as pastor at Bethany Lutheran Church & School in Parma, Ohio for fourteen years before coming to St. John’s. He is passionate about learning, writing, preaching/teaching, alleviating suffering, and is constantly striving to become a better leader and Christ follower. He recently earned his Doctor of Ministry, with a focus in Preaching and Congregational Leadership, from Northern Seminary. He enjoys participating in fitness activities in his spare time, and lives in Lombard with his wife Kim and their three sons.
Associate Pastor Pete Imlah has served at St. John’s since 2011. He was ordained as minister and installed at St. John’s on June 8, 2014. Prior to that, he served as an SMP (Specific Ministry Pastor – Family Life Ministry) Vicar at St. John’s. Pastor Pete was born and raised in Des Plaines, Illinois. He graduated from Concordia College in River Forest, Illinois with a Secondary Education Degree in 1988 and completed his seminary program at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri. For his first 9 years in ministry, Pastor Pete served as a Lutheran high school teacher and coach in New Orleans and Rockford, Illinois. He then served as a Director of Youth and Family Ministries in Palatine, Illinois; Sun Prairie, Wisconsin and Charlotte, Michigan. He has also served as Director of Missions and Outreach for Lutheran Church Charities in Addison, Illinois. Pastor Pete lives in Lombard with his wife Nicole and their three children. In his leisure time, he enjoys playing racquetball and biking.