Meet Our Team


Reverend Doctor Thomas Acton
Senior Pastor
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About Pastor Acton

Pastor Tom feels blessed beyond measure to be serving at Immanuel Lutheran Church and School. He is continually reminded that with this position, granted by the people of Immanuel, comes specific expectations that everything is done for the welfare of God’s children, young and old. He is honored to serve with a dedicated and talented staff who work together as a team to educate, nurture and raise up children in the Lord.

Each Child is a Gift from God.

Favorite Bible Verse

James 1:27
Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.

Pastor Warren Schilf
Associate Pastor
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About Pastor Schilf

Pastor Warren grew up at Immanuel! He is so grateful to have been called as one of the pastors and finds it a wonderful blessing to serve in his hometown. Every day God gives him the opportunity to share the love of Christ with the Immanuel congregation and with the people of the Palatine community. God has surrounded Pastor Warren with so much encouragement that he simply finds it a joy to serve in this place.

Favorite Bible Verse

Psalm 37:4-5
Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.

Deaconess Suzanne Fingerle
Director of Care Ministries
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Pastor Donald Antor
Director of Youth Ministries
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Jenny Laabs
Director of Worship & Music
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Lisa Kaminski
Church Office Coordinator
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Gabriela Casillas
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Susan Meyle
Human Resources
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