Called to be loving and compassionate, living the way of Christ,
growing, thinking, accepting, serving.
401 E. Main St.
Barrington, IL 60010
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Leadership Team at St. Paul UCC
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Reverend Jana Chwalisz has been in professional ministry, acting in the roles of Christian Educator and Associate Pastor since 1997, and was called to transfer to the United Church of Christ in 2006, receiving her ordination as a pastor in 2009. At St. Paul she has served as the Associate Pastor and now in her current role as Pastor. Pastor Jana received an MA in Clinical Psychology before pursuing her second master’s degree in Christian Education from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. She returned to graduate study in 2004 to complete the courses of theological study for pastoral leadership in the church. Pastor Jana and her husband Steve, are the parents of 2 grown children, Bryce and Katherine, and recently became grandparents to their first grandson.
Marty Gregory has served St. Paul UCC as Custodian for more than 30 years. 27 years in the Barrington School District prepared him for the diverse and demanding tasks of keeping a church building safe and clean. Marty also serves in the volunteer position of Church Sexton for the Worship Ministry Team, and can be seen most Sunday mornings ushering and greeting people to worship.
Growing up in northeastern Pennsylvannia, Renee Kruper began her love of music at the age of 5, when her parents bough a piano. After receiving a degree in music education from Marywood University, she received a Master’s of Education from National Louis University. Music ministry has always been a large part of her life, serving churches in New York and Pennsylvania before moving to Illinois. Renee has been Music Minister at St. Paul for 18 years. She is married, lives in Cary, IL with her husband Jack, has three children and five grandchildren.
Dawn Hamleberg spends her week working with special needs children. On Sundays, she can be found lovingly tending the babies of St. Paul in the Kiddee-Keep Nursery. Dawn always seems to be where loving hands are needed, whether it be helping with the Sunday School or creating beautiful VBS decorations.