Governance

St. James Lutheran School is a mission of St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church UAC of Chicago, IL, a member of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS)

All organizations need a system of governance to preserve order, define and cast a vision, and provide accountability between the staff and stakeholders. In the LCMS we practice congregational polity, which means that each congregation is self-governed.

Our first responsibility is always to Christ.  It is His church.  At the same time, we believe that Christ empowers a local church to exist through the gathering of the priesthood of believers, what we recognize as the local congregation, the members of which form our Voters’ Assembly.

The Board of Education serves as the governing board for the school, including its early childhood program, and has the accountability to the Voters’ Assembly for establishing policy for and overseeing the management and operation of the school.

Board of Education

Sam Woodson, Chair  (samuel.a.woodson@gmail.com)

Becky Gorcyca

Meg Greve

Jon Jurva

Tyler Lowell

Natalie Richard

Sara Welch

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St. James Lutheran School

2101 N Fremont St Chicago, IL 60614   |   Phone : 773-525-4990     Fax : 773-326-3645

Church Governance

All organizations need a system of governance to preserve order, define and cast a vision, and provide accountability between the staff and stakeholders. In the LCMS we practice congregational polity, which means that each congregation is self-governed.

Our first responsibility is always to Christ.  It is His church.  At the same time, we believe that Christ empowers a local church to exist through the gathering of the priesthood of believers, what we recognize as the local congregation, the members of which form our Fellowship Assembly.

Fellowship Council

Jason Hockman, Jason Sleezer, Paul Ott, Art Bruegger, Jennifer Larson, Brett Snyder, Pastor Joel Hess

Jason Hockman, President
Jason Sleezer, Vice President
Paul Ott, Board of Elders Chair
Art Bruegger, Secretary
Jennifer Larson, Administration Chair
Brett Snyder, Finance Chair
Rev Joel Hess, Senior Pastor

Sam Woodson, School Board Chair (not pictured above)

Sam Woodson

Sam Woodson

School Board Chair

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