Church Governance

Click on the appropriate link(s) to go directly to information about the following topics regarding the governance of St. Peter United Church of Christ:


General Information

St. Peter United Church of Christ is a covenant community whose members are expected to fully participate in the life of the church - as they are able and gifted by God - through sacraments, fiscal responsibility and fellowship.

It is the responsibility of church members to attend annual congregational meetings, where they may exercise the right, privilege and duty to vote on various topics - including the election of church officers. Elected officers include the Moderator, Moderator-Elect, Treasurer and Secretary.

The governing body of St. Peter United Church of Christ is the Church Council, which is composed of church officers, pastors, and the chairs of the six standing committees (Christian Education, Administration, Leadership, Congregational Life, Outreach, and Building and Grounds).

Each of the six standing committees oversees various Ministry Teams, each of which helps to carry out the activities and functions of the church.


Current Council Members

The following is a listing of 2018-2019 council members.

If you would like to speak with a council member regarding a specific question or concern, please contact the church office by calling (847) 438-6441 or sending an e-mail message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Moderator Troy Smith
Moderator-Elect Laura Mills Danner
Secretary Beth Krischke
Treasurer Paul Nagy
Building & Grounds Committee Chair Jim Lamb
Christian Education Committee Chair Angie Marek
Congregational Life Committee Chair Donna Keenan
Leadership Committee Chair Gail Paul
Outreach Committee Chair Laura Rogers


Council Meeting Minutes

Click here to access minutes from the March 2018 meeting.

Council meetings are open meetings, and members of the congregation are welcome to attend. If there is a topic to be presented, please request time on the agenda beforehand, so that the appropriate amount of time may be provided. Council meetings typically take place on the second Thursday evening of each month.


Annual Report 2017-2018

Click here to access our 2017-2018 annual report.


Minutes from February 25, 2018 Annual Congregational Meeting

Click here to access minutes from the February 25, 2018 Annual Congregational Meeting.


Bylaws and Constitution


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