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Rev. David A. VollInterim Pastor
Rev. David Voll was raised in suburban Dolton as the son of a UCC pastor. He attended Lakeland University in Sheboygan, WI and is married to Janise, whom he met at a UCC church camp. “Pastor Dave” attended Chicago Theological Seminary while serving a UCC church in NW Indiana. Ordained in 1988, he went on to serve three other UCC settled pastorates in Wisconsin and Ohio. Most recently he has served as Interim Pastor at Trinity UCC, Tiffin, OH and St. John’s UCC, Holgate, OH. Pastor Dave and Janise have two adult sons and five grandchildren, all in NW Ohio.
Christopher LorimerDirector of Music
A member of FCCUCC since 2003, Chris has served as Director of Music Ministry since 2011, after serving as chair of the Worship Ministry and Church Moderator. Chris has sung professionally in the Chicago area for over 30 years. He is on the voice faculty at Wheaton College and Concordia University, teaching private lessons and vocal techniques classes, and serving as the latter’s Vocal Coordinator. Chris is also a Certified Music Practitioner, providing live music at the bedside of hospital, hospice, and memory care patients. He and his wife Valerie live in Naperville and have two daughters, Hannah and Nell.
Denise MajewskiChristian Education Coordinator
Denise Majewski is the Christian Education Coordinator. She has a diverse background in education and working with children. Having a Bachelor’s Degree from Bradley University in Communications and Sociology, as well as a Master’s Degree from DePaul University in Public Service Management, aids her in this position. She has also worked for various religious and educational institutions throughout her career. She and her husband reside in Naperville and are the proud parents of three very energetic young boys.
Sue FlaattenOrganist and Accompanist
Sue Flaatten is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, having majored in music with a concentration on organ. She has served as organist in a number of churches and has been part of the music team at First Congregational since 2010. An active member of the American Guild of Organists, she is currently secretary and registrar of the Fox Valley chapter. A peripatetic career path has led her to jobs as a system programmer/analyst, a landscape designer and a non-profit business manager. She lives with her husband in Winfield and has two adult children.
Barbara BaileyAdministrative Assistant/Building Manager
Barbara has been our Administrative Assistant/Building Manager since 1998. Barb coordinates our weekly newsletters, bulletins, annual reports, and various building issues and rentals. She is also the church’s Wedding Coordinator. She and her husband Steve live in the area with their Newfoundland and Shetland Sheepdog. She enjoys giving generously of her time to help others.
Amy has a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Elmhurst College. She has worked in a variety of businesses including banking, landscaping, dog physical therapy, and newspaper publishing. In addition to working part time at First Congregational, she works part time at a church in Oswego, and a church in Aurora. Amy lives in Montgomery with her husband and 2 rescue dogs Boston & Lucy. In her free time she loves to read, garden, and create works in stained glass, mosaics, and jewelry. She has recently joined the Board and volunteers at Grace Giving Joy, a new non-profit thrift shop in Oswego that supports their food pantry.