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Greg Janke

Pastor

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Following God’s leading to accept a call to PHCRC in 2010, Greg Janke serves as the Senior Pastor responsible for leading, caring for and spiritually feeding the PHCRC congregation.  This includes primary responsibility for the preaching and teaching of God’s word, along with carrying out God’s vision for PHCRC in leading the staff and congregation.  “It is my desire to see everyone – from our youngest members to our oldest – grow in faith and in knowledge of Jesus Christ; becoming more and more like Christ each day,” says Greg.  “I hope we become the kind of congregation that welcomes everyone, reaches out in love to those who are seeking Jesus, and helps everyone become more deeply rooted in Him.”
 
Greg graduated from Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan) with a B.A. in English Literature and went on to receive a Masters of Divinity from Calvin Theological Seminary (Grand Rapids, Michigan).  In recent years he has also been working towards a Masters in Theology.  Prior to accepting the call to PHCRC, Greg spent 5 years as the Director of Enrollment at Calvin Theological Seminary.  Before that, he had served as the Senior Pastor for congregations in Crown Point, Indiana and Hudsonville, Michigan.  He and his wife Kim have three children, two of whom are married,  and five grandchildren.  In his free time, Greg enjoys reading, biking, golfing, cooking and spending time with his family.

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Timothy Toeset

Pastor of Care and Administration

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After forty years in ministry Tim Toeset retired and moved to South Holland, Il to be closer to family. When contacted about working part-time at PHCRC he believed that was God's leading. As the Pastor of Care and Administration his responsibilities include visiting members of the congregation who are home-bound or hospitalized or who experience other situations. Tim will also preach occasionally.

Tim received a B.A. from Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights with a major in psychology. He received a Masters of Divinity from Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, MI. Tim has pastored congregations in New York, Iowa, Arizona, California, Washington and Montana. He is father to five children and seven grandchildren.

 

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Jamie Bannon

Publications Coordinator/Office Assistant

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Jamie joined the staff of PHCRC in April of 2017 as Publications Coordinator/Office Assistant.  As Publications Coordinator, she puts together the Pathfinder and other communication tools to keep the congregation connected.

 Jamie received her Associates Degree in Business from Kankakee Community College.  She is married to Greg, and they have two children: Gavin and Avery.  In her free time, she makes signs to sell at craft shows and enjoys scrapbooking.

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Vicki Duh

Administrative Assistant

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For seven years, Vicki Duh served PHCRC as custodian, helping to maintain the buildings while also setting up for the ministries and cleaning up after them. Then, in 2008, Vicki stepped into the role of administrative assistant where she assists staff, provides for congregation members, and also serves the general public. “One of the things that first brought us to PHCRC was the sense of family that we felt when we attended worship services or other areas of ministry,” Vicki said, reflecting on what she feels is unique about the church.

 Vicki received an associate’s degree from Moraine Valley Community College.

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Lisa Otto

Comptroller

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Lisa joined the staff of Palos Heights Christian Reformed Church in August of 2012.  As Comptroller, her primary responsibilities include managing the fiscal and human resource needs of the church to facilitate good stewardship of our resources.  Some of her duties include contribution tracking, payroll, accounts payable, reimbursement requests, and managing the general ledger. 

 She graduated from Calvin College in 2003 with a B.A. in Business.  She is married to Mike and they have three children.  In her free time, Lisa enjoys spending time with her family, walking, and reading.

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Kim Stoub

Preschool/Elementary Student Ministry Lead

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Kim looks forward to her new position as the Elementary Student Ministry Lead. Kim was the Director of Palos Christian Preschool from 2015-2020. She also taught at the preschool since 2013. She began her teaching career at a Daycare in 1997 but then stayed home to be with her first born child in 2002. During the years of having premature babies, she helped out at Sunday school, VBS and babysitting in her home. Kim has a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from St. Xavier University.


Kim and her husband, Mike attend Palos Heights Christian Reformed Church and she is active in VBS, Gem’s Girls Club and small group Bible Study. Her husband is active in the choir. They have 3 children. Kayla is a Senior at Chicago Christian High School, Courtney is an Freshman at Chicago Christian High and Logan is a 4th grader at Southwest Christian Tinley Park. All 3 of her children have graduated from Palos Christian Preschool.

Kim enjoys scrapbooking, reading, quiet time in Bible study and watching her kids play sports. She also enjoys family vacations with swimming, fishing and connecting with the family.

One of Kim’s favorite Bible verses is Proverbs 22:6, "Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. "

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Janet Novak

Nursery Coordinator

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Janet joined PHCRC along with her Mom, Dorothy, in 2015 and then stepped into the role of Nursery Coordinator in 2019.  She enjoys to read books and work with children.  Janet also works in the dining services at Trinity Christian College.  She has a big heart and loves to help people out.

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Brendan Boss

Middle School Student Ministry Lead

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Alaina Kats

High School Student Ministry Lead

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Alaina will be graduating from Trinity Christian College in December of 2020 with a bachelor's degree in Theology. She loves the depth of theology and the aspect of unending learning.

Alaina is engaged to Collin Puckett and they will be married January 2021. She grew up in Lansing, IL before moving to Lowell, IN.  and  graduated from Illiana Christian High School in 2017, go Vikings!!

She has spent the past two summers at Camp Manitoqua working with junior high students. During her time there, God confirmed her calling to work with his youth.

In her free time, she loves to read, draw, and explore God's creation.

 

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