Church Staff

Pastor: Stephen Krenz

Pastor Krenz grew up on a farm in North Central North Dakota. He attended Concordia College, St. Paul, Minnesota where he graduated in 1990 with a Liberal Arts major and minors in History and Biblical Languages. He then attended Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO, receiving his Masters of Divinity degree in 1994. Afterwards, he spent a year in chaplaincy training in the St. Louis area at what was then Deaconess Hospital and Laclede Groves retirement community. In 2012 he received his Dr. of Ministry degree through Concordia Seminary in St. Louis with his final project addressing the role worship participation plays in understanding key doctrines of the church. Late in 1994 he met his future wife, Miss Lisa McLaughlin. They were married on July 1st, 1995. In July of 1995 he received a call to serve as the first full time pastor at Grace Lutheran Church in Holts Summit, MO. He served in that location from 1995-2002. He has served at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hoffman, Illinois since April of 2002. Pastor and Lisa Krenz have two children, Joel who is a Junior at Concordia University in Chicago, IL and Anna who is a freshman at Concordia University in Irvine, CA. His wife Lisa works as an editor at Concordia Publishing House in St. Louis His hobbies include running, and keeping up with the professional Minnesota athletic teams. Over the years Pastor Krenz has served as a Circuit Counselor, a Board member at Christ our Rock Lutheran High School, Christ the Vine Lutheran Mission, a circuit LLL counselor, and he has been a Rotarian. In addition he has been the guest speaker on "The Bible Study" at KFUO radio.

Mary Jones is our church secretary.