Rev. Dr. Peter Dorn


Years of Experience: 36 years(14th at St. John’s)
Education: Valparaiso University, B.A.; Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, M.Div.; Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, D.Min.
Why I Pastor: God has made me his child through baptism and the gift of faith. I wish to share that with others. I am blessed to be able to do this as a full-time profession.

Favorite Bible Verse: Ephesians 2:8-10 

Phone: 708-799-7491 ext. 203


Matthew Kamien


Years of Experience:  9 years (2nd at St. John’s)

Education:  Trinity Christian College, B.A.; Saint Xavier University, M.A.

Why I Teach?:  I enjoy getting to know the students, interact with them, and it allows me to help students learn life skills for God’s Kingdom work.

Favorite Bible Verse:  John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”


Phone: 708-799-7491 ext. 205

Our Dedicated Staff

Sharing God’s Love through their work

Name:  Mrs. Linda Friesser 

Position:  Early Childhood Teacher

Years of Experience:  34 1/2 years (28th at St. John’s)

Education:  University of Illinois – Chicago Circle Campus, B.A

Why I Teach?  I enjoy teaching and working with children. I like to encourage students to learn and enjoy watching their enthusiasm as they accomplish new tasks.

Favorite Bible Verse:  John 3:16


Phone:  708-799-7491 ext. 212


Name:  Mrs. Rachel Sever

Position:  First and Second Grade Teacher

Years of Experience:  10 years (4th at St. John’s)

Education:  Concordia University Chicago, B.A.

Why I Teach?:  I love sharing God’s word and it’s a blessing to help guide students as they learn and grow academically, socially, and spiritually.

Favorite Bible Verse:  Psalm 119:105 – “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”


2nd Grade Website:   2nd Grade Website

Phone:  708-799-7491 ext. 210


Name: Mrs. Rose Larcher

Position: Third and Fourth Grade Teacher

Years of Experience: 19 years (3rd at St. John’s)


Name: Mrs. Kimberly Wilkinson

Position:  Middle School  Language ArtsTeacher

Years of Experience:   17 years (1st at St. John’s) 

Education:   BS in Elementary Education 

Why I teach?:   I teach because teaching to me is not a job! To see children learning excites me, makes me want to do more. Children are our future; I want to help make it great for them!

Favorite Bible Verse:   Isaiah 53:5 “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”



Name:  Mrs. Laura Moss

Position:  Middle School Math Teacher

Years of Experience: 37 years (1st at St. John’s)

Education: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (BS Elementary Education) DePaul University (MA Mathematics Education)

Why I teach: I enjoy working with students and sharing my love of math.

Favorite Bible passage: Ephesians 4:32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, just as in Christ God forgave you.