Church Staff

First Church Staff

Office Hours
8 AM – 4 PM


Rev. Dan Sather

Interim Minister

Dan comes to First Church of Lombard with over 30 years experience having served in UCC congregations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, Indiana, and Illinois.

630-629-2630 ext. 213

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.

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 is our newest staff member, coming aboard in February 2016.

Ext. 215

Kris DeSmedt

Outreach Ministries Coordinator

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 music-loving people. Janette has served First Church since 2014.

Ext. 220

Lawrence Underwood

Children's Music Coordinator

Lawrence (“Mr. U”) meets with our children every Sunday during the last part of Sunday School to prepare energetic and fun songs!

Ext. 212

Joe Wuertz


Joe is responsible for providing and coordinating routine maintenance and upkeep duties within the church buildings and on our grounds. He also sets up rooms for events.

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.