Ronald Weidler

Vacancy Pastor

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Pr. Ron Weidler attended Concordia Lutheran Junior College, Ann Arbor, MI. (1968-70) and graduated from Concordia Senior College, Ft. Wayne, IN. (1970-72). He graduated from Concordia Theological Seminary, Springfield, IL. (1972-76) and has served Holy Cross, Carlisle, IA (1976-80), Holy Trinity, Tampa, FL. (1980-96), and Immanuel, Batavia, IL. (1996-2016). He’s married to Jean and has three adult children and 4 grandchildren.

Mark Stapleton

Pastor Mark Stapleton

Associate Pastor

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Mark Stapleton has been a lay member of St. Johns for over 20 years. In 2010, he completed Lay Ministry courses from Mequon, Wisconsin and became a Lay Minister. In 2018, he was ordained as a Specific Ministry Pastor. Pastor Stapleton also oversees the Comfort Dog Ministry program at Saint Johns.


Greg Ceurvorst

Director of Church Music

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Greg Ceurvorst grew up in Oak Park, IL, and both of his parents were professional musicians -his dad, a jazz guitarist, and his mom, a violinist. He started playing the piano and drums at around the age of 5, and became interested in the pipe organ when he was a teenager. He studied at Northern Illinois University and Northwestern University, and has been a church musician for over twenty years. He loves a wide
variety of musical styles, and treasures having the opportunity to make music with others.



Comfort Dog

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Angel is an LCC K-9 Comfort Dog at St John’s Lutheran in La Grange, Illinois.

She interacts with people at churches, schools, nursing homes, hospitals, events, and in disaster response situations. LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs are friends who bring a calming influence, allowing people to open up their hearts and receive help.
Angel’s Bible verse is Hebrews 1:14,”Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?”

Angel was born on December 16, 2013, is affiliated with Lutheran Church Charities and is a Female golden retriever.