Pastor & Elders

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  • Rev. Dr. Kurt Kruger

    Teaching elder

    B.S. Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL

    M.S. Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL

    M.Div. Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Boston, MA

    D.Min. Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando, FL

    Ordination – Presbyterian Church in America

    Teaching Elder - Chicago Metro Presbytery

    Kurt has been married to his wife, Dawn, for twenty-nine years, and they have two adult children who are believers. Kurt’s spiritual gifts are in the areas of teaching, preaching, and leadership, and he is a strong believer in the transforming power of the Gospel. His doctoral research emphasis was on Pauline tentmaking as a missiological method for United States church planting. You may visit his blog by clicking the link below.


  • Angel Contreras

    Ruling Elder

  • Jim Doorn

    Ruling Elder

    I was born and raised in Oak Lawn, was a member of First Christian Reformed Church of Oak Lawn from childhood until 1999, when we joined Peace. I am married to Margie, we were married in 1986. We live in Frankfort in a home we built in 1991. I am currently employed at Wigboldy Excavating and Materials where I drive a semi dump truck. Margie is the co-founder of Journey Pregnancy and Life Hub in Mokena.

  • Craig Gervais

    Ruling Elder

    I came to peace in 1991 and accepted Jesus as my Savior that same year through the ministry of PCC and the 700 club. Since that time Peace has been my church home. Sandi and I have a daughter and a son who have their own families and we were married in 1970. In the past I have served in children’s Sunday school, youth ministry and adult Sunday school. I have been a Deacon currently am an Elder and also serve on the Sunday morning worship team.

  • Steve Jellema

    Ruling Elder

    My wife Sandy and I live in New Lenox, IL and have been attending Peace for about four years. I was a member of Tinley Park Reformed Church for about 40 years and served in the capacity of Vice President of the Consistory, Elder, Deacon, Director of Christian Education, Adult and High School Sunday School Teacher, Youth Group Leader (10 years), Chair of the Search Committee and Elder delegate to the General Synod. I also for many years have served as a lay preacher for a number of churches as the need arises. I am excited to be ordained as an Elder at Peace. In this day and age where many churches have forgotten God I am thrilled to be a part of a church body who is proud to hold up the banner of truth as God has spoken it, in Jesus name and in His name alone.


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  • David Boender

  • Randy Pertler

  • Dan Ramey

    I have been married for the past 44 years to my wife Linda. We are the parents of four girls; now living on their own. I worked many years in the capacity of a CFO in the not for profit sector. I received my masters of science, with honors, in Public and non—profit Management from St. Xavier college. God found me late in life while attending Peace Community church while there on a lark. I once was a wretch but now find myself a newly elected Deacon with giving the honor to serve our Lord. And serve Him I will.

  • Lynn Snow

    My wife Katherine and I live in Frankfort. We have a 3 year old son and 1 year old daughter. I work in Kankakee for a recycling business, where I do a variety of things, but my main focus is on our operation processes, business planning & modeling, and a lot of analytic work. We joined Peace Community Church in 2016. We felt this was where we belonged very early on after visiting and found this to be a church seeking the truth through scripture and intentionally sharing the gospel. I am excited to be a part of the Deacon team, to serve God and our congregation through this role. Here are a couple verses that are often on my mind that I would like to include:

    Proverbs 19:21 Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.

    Matthew 22:37-39 And he said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

  • Frank Wagner