Pastor Trudy Stoffel
Lead Pastor of Geneva Lutheran Church since February of 2012, Pastor Trudy brings her Wisconsin roots to all she does here. Yes, she does root for the Packers and Badgers, but she’s an avid Cubs fan thanks to her son. Pastor Trudy is the proud mother of three (mostly) grown kids: one lives in Chicago and two live in Colorado. Together with her husband, Dave, she enjoys walking their two (ok three… but the third is her son’s) dogs in their neighborhood. Pastor Trudy practices Biblical storytelling, inviting everyone to step into the story of God’s love for us each week in worship.
Vicar Denise Rode
Denise is our vicar (title for pastoral intern) for the 2018-19 church year. She is from DeKalb where she lives with her husband, Mike and a collection of cats. Their daughter is studying to be a doctor. Denise worked for many years at NIU before answering a call to study theology.
As our Coordinator of Congregational Ministries, Julie Slifka lives out Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” Julie oversees and coordinates volunteers for GLC’s various ministries. She has worked here since 2002, and even though she claims to be dull as a dishwasher, she brings vibrant energy into her work. Julie roots for Peyton Manning anywhere he goes, even into his retirement, and enjoys walking her greyhound rescue, Topper. With her husband, Mike, she raised her two children in Geneva.
Office and Communications Coordinator
Director Music Ministries
Our Director of Parents’ Day Out, Kim McKenna has been a member at GLC since 2003. She became the PDO director in 2012, and loves working with the kids. Kim loves Geneva for its great families and scenic bike path. Here at GLC, she loves how our Lutheran heritage emphasizes the Grace of God and sees it lived out in our church family. Kim and her husband, Rob, have two kids and one dog. In working with the PDO staff, parents, and kids, Kim does find Helen Keller’s quote to be true: “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they must be felt with the heart.”