Meet our Leaders

"Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith."

Hebrews 13:7


Church Board

Pastor Michael Parenti

Pastor Michael and Kiana have been married for 20 years.

They and their 5 children moved to Lombard, Illinois in November of 2019.

He is an elder in the Church of the Nazarene and has served in various pastoral roles for over 20 years.

Ministry Team Leaders

Hospitality Team Leader

Beth Rush is the Hospitality Team Leader. This team greets people with a smile and helps them find their seats. They answer questions at the Connect Center and translate services into Spanish.

Outreach Team Leader

Jan Pienkos is the Outreach Team Leader. This team organizes "Go Groups" that go and build relationships with our community. There are a variety of social groups including sports, games, and family activity groups.

Discipleship Team Leader

Juliet Obotte is the Discipleship Team Leader. This team organizes various "Grow Groups". These are groups where various age groups gather to pray, discuss the Bible and encourage one another. Most Grow Groups gather on Sundays at 9:00 a.m.

Property Team Leader

Dwight Trostle is the Property Team Leader. This team manages the outside church property. This includes the lawn, plowing, landscaping and parking lot.

Building Team Leader

Christina Edie is the Building Team Leader. This team manages the physical building. This includes cleaning, maintaining and repairing the church building.

Media Team Leader

Robin Hachmeister is the Media Team Leader. This team manages the sound system, visual media, and online streaming of services.

Missions Team Leader

Karla Galarza is the Missions Team Leader. This team manages our partnerships with Global Missions. We financially support missionaries. We also make various donations of toys, school supplies, toiletries and other items to local and global organizations.