Lisa Huntsha, Part-time Curator
The Jenny Lind Chapel has hired Lisa Huntsha to serve as part-time curator of the museum collections as of October, 2015. Huntsha comes to the museum with a master's degree in Museum Studies from Syracuse University and experience working with Swedish-American collections. She is currently the Archivist/Librarian of the Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center at Augustana College. Huntsha works to preserve and display the collections, develop plans for the museum, and interpret the stories told by the museum.
The Chapel is owned and managed by the Northern Illinois Synod of the ELCA. The Synod elects the Jenny Lind Chapel Operating Committee which is responsible for
1. Maintenance of the building and cemetery
2. Arrangement for worship service
3. Management of the funds
The members of this committee include the following. The year in parentheses is the final year of that term and ends on Dec. 31 of that year. There are no term limits.
Debbie Lawyer (2025), formerly Deanna Swanson
Helene Leaf (2026), formerly John Leaf
Ron Peterson (2026), firstname.lastname@example.org
Randall Swanson (2025), email@example.com
John Norton (at large), firstname.lastname@example.org
Reed Pedersen (at large), email@example.com
David Renneke, webmaster, firstname.lastname@example.org
Michel Clark, Assistant to the Bishop, email@example.com
The Synod also elects the Jenny Lind Chapel Endowment Trust Committee which manages the endowment funds. The members of this committee include the following. Members are elected to 6-year terms. The year in parentheses is the final year of that term. There are no term limits.
Greg Johnson (2023), Endowment Treasurer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Carol Brockhouse (2024), Secretary, email@example.com
John Peterson (2024), firstname.lastname@example.org
Gordon Rehn (2025), Treasurer, email@example.com
Randy Mullin (2026), firstname.lastname@example.org