Pastor Sue Beadle is our Senior Pastor
Pastor Sue was born and raised in a Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod congregation in Wisconsin. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a Bachelor’s degree in Comparative Study of Religion. Pastor Sue later attended the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago where she graduated with a Master of Divinity in 1990.
Pastor Sue’s first call was as Associate Pastor of Hope Lutheran Church in Long Grove, Illinois, where she served for 15 years. She became the Pastor of Christ Lutheran in Vernon Hills, Illinois, in April 2006. Recently, Pastor Sue completed coursework for a Master’s degree in Spiritual Transformation from Northern Seminary in Wheaton, Illinois. Even though she has lived in Illinois for many years, Pastor Sue continues to be an avid Packer fan!!
Pastor Sue brings a unique blend of skills and experience to the Senior Pastor position. This includes blending traditional and contemporary worship styles, building a strong sense of community among the congregation, and extensive experience in the area of youth ministry. Her youth ministry has included early childhood, junior high and senior high ministry. She has led youth Leadership Lab at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, attended ELCA Youth Gatherings, gone on 9 mission trips, has been trained in the Logos youth ministry program, Milestone Ministries, and Faith Inkubators curriculum.
Sue is married to Rod who is the Director of Engineers in Action. They have two daughters, Stephanie and Jennifer. Pastor Sue also plays the tenor, alto, and baritone sax. She hopes to play with the church band during worship.
Pastor Peter Clark is our Associate Pastor
Peter studied Communications at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree. In 2016, he earned a Master of Divinity degree from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN.
Among his unique gifts and talents, he blesses Christ Lutheran with passion and strength in:
- Children, Youth and Young Family Ministry
- Musical Worship and Liturgy
- Communicating through social media, news media and radio
- Building a sense of community
- Preaching and Worship
- Ministry in Crisis
A music lover, Peter plays guitar, bass, mandolin and harmonica. He has worked as a music leader in a number of capacities. You may even see him join our praise band from time to time!
Pastor Peter is married to Kate. Together they have a 6-year-old son, Sam. The family lives in Madison and is in the process of relocating to the DeForest/Windsor area.
Follow Pastor Peter on Twitter https://twitter.com/loud_lutheran
Alice has been the bookkeeper for Christ Lutheran since 2001. She and her husband live with their three children in Sun Prairie.
Burg has been working for Christ Lutheran since 2014. He and his family live in DeForest.
Beth has been employed with Christ Lutheran since 2009. She and her husband live in DeForest.
Neil McLaughlin has been our choir director since 2006. He and his family live in Monona.
Jody Gee has been our organist since 2015. She lives in Waunakee.