Rev. Dr. Peter Dorn

Pastor


Years of Experience: 35 (13 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

Principal


Years of Experience:  8 (1st 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.”

Email: principal@sjcch.com

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:  33 1/2 years (27th 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

Email:  lfriesser@sjcch.com

Phone:  708-799-7491 ext. 212

 

Name:  Mrs. Kathy Biel

Position:   First Grade Teacher

Years of Experience:  17 years (5th at St. John’s)

Education:  Concordia University Chicago, B.A.

Why I Teach?:  To see a child fall in love with learning! I love that “light bulb” moment when a student grasps a concept or an idea. I teach because every day is different and every day I am able to share the love of Jesus Christ with my students.

Favorite Bible Verse:  Proverbs 22:6 – “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.”

Email:  kbiel@sjcch.com

Phone: 708-799-7491 ext. 211

 

Name:  Mrs. Rachel Sever

Position:  Second Grade Teacher

Years of Experience:  9 years (3rd 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.”

Email:  rsever@sjcch.com

2nd Grade Website:   2nd Grade Website

Phone:  708-799-7491 ext. 210

 

Name:  Mrs. Diane Bishop

Position:  Middle School Teacher / 7th Grade Homeroom

Years of Experience:  13 years (2nd at St. John’s)

Education:  Governors State University, B.A.; Concordia University of Chicago, Colloquy Program

Why I Teach?:  I love working with children. I feel blessed helping them discover and utilize their gifts and talents in this world for the sole purpose of glorifying God and bringing others to Christ.

Favorite Bible Verse:  Jeremiah 29:11

Email:  dbishop@sjcch.com

Phone:  708-799-7491 ext. 217

 

Name:  Mr. Christopher Sever

Position:  Middle School Teacher / 8th Grade Homeroom

Years of Experience:  10 years (2nd year at St. John’s)

Education:  Concordia University Chicago, B.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:  Proverbs 1:5 – “Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance.”

Email: csever@sjcch.com

Phone: 708-799-7491 ext. 216