Church Staff

First Church Staff

Office Hours
8 AM – 4 PM
Summer Hours (June 1st – Labor Day)
8 AM – 2 PM

Rev. Jill Terpstra

Senior Minister

630-629-2630 ext. 213

Lawrence Underwood

Children’s Music Coordinator

The Children’s Music Coordinator creates and leads musical opportunities and offerings for children.  They work closely with the First Church’s Educational Ministries Coordinator to integrate music into the Sunday School experience.

630-629-2630 ext. 212

Charlie Peterson


The Porter is responsible for providing and coordinating routine maintenance and upkeep duties within the church buildings and on its grounds.

Bea Castillo

Administrative Church Secretary

Beatriz joined the First Church staff in August 2017 and keeps the church running smoothly. Need something church-wise? Ask Bea and she can probably help you.

630-629-2630 Ext. 210

Val Sutton

Educational Ministries Coordinator

Val helps her teams develop great programs for children and youth, such as Sunday School, Explorers, Vacation Bible School, and Youth Community, as well as adult education opportunities such as book groups, classes, and retreats. Val came aboard in February 2016.

630-629-2630 Ext. 215

Kris DeSmedt

Outreach Ministries Coordinator

630-629-2630 Ext. 253

Janette Rodriguez

Director of Music Ministries

Janette’s energy and enthusiasm ensure that our adult music programs bring glory to God and delight to musicloving people. Janette has served First Church since 2014.

630-629-2630 Ext. 220

Delores Catalano

Nursery Coordinator

During the worship service Delores takes care of children too young to attend Sunday School. Your children will be well cared for in Delores’ loving and capable hands.