Rev. Michael Rothaar
Pastor Rothaar recently served as interim at St. Andrews, West Chicago. He retired in 2012 from Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Downers Grove, IL where he led the congregation in a building expansion and major remodeling. From 1987 – 2003 he served in multiple capacities; among them as associate executive director in the Division for Congregational Ministries, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. His work involved congregational studies, planning, needs assessment, program development, and marketing communication. Pastor Rothaar earned his Doctor of Ministry from The Theological School, Drew University, Madison, NJ and his Master of Divinity from Evangelical Lutheran Theological Seminary, Columbus, OH
Peggy started her career in mainframe computer operations and has worked with computer software for many years with her most recent, and still current, work as a freelance website and graphic designer. She has worked with many different organizations and groups of people, which included administrative office-type work setting up marketing and data base software. Work in this area included, procedures needed to run the marketing software, marketing campaign setups, and office workflow procedures. Peggy holds a B.S. in Computer Science and a M.A. in Human Resource Development, both from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, watching Netflix series, reading, and posting nonsense on social media.
Director of Music
Jason comes to us with many years of experience in playing for worship and in directing church choirs, including nine years as director of music, senior organist, and choirmaster at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Aurora. Jason founded the Fox Valley Philharmonic and the Fox Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra, as well as serving as music director of the Fox Valley Festival Chorus. He has won awards for composition, and was honored by Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia as one of ten national award recipients for the advancement of music in America and contributions to music education. Jason holds a B.A. in Music from NIU, with a specialization in vocal music and choral conducting, as well as an M.B.A. with a concentration in Marketing. He and his wife Jamie make their home in Genoa.