Church staff

Interim Minister: Rev. Lark J. Hapke
Office Hours:  Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. —
2:00 p.m.
To reach Rev. Lark, please call her voicemail at (708) 658-6665 or email at,

More staff (click for details):

Ellen Pearson has been our Organist and Music Director since 1995 and she continues to amaze us with her many skills and great ability to inspire us musically. Ellen directs several vocal ensembles and the youth bell choir in addition to providing versatile organ, piano and keyboard solos and accompaniment.

Keith Stevenson leads our senior high youth group. They gather several times a month for activities and events and also go on a mission trip each summer. Keith is always up for high adventure, service to others and thoughtful reflection with the senior highs.

Bob Cook and Chris Cook lead our middle school youth group, known as SPLAT, which meets a couple times a month on Friday evenings. From games of “sardines” and lock-ins to service projects and thoughtful reflection, Bob and Chris keep it lively and engaging.

Debbie Petkus meets a couple times a month after church with our elementary school age children for a lively mix of games and learning activities as they practice caring and sharing among themselves and with others.

Chris DelGuidice manages the church office, schedules events, prepares bulletins and publications and a thousand and one other things to enhance the ministry of Pilgrim Faith Church. She is eager to help you from 9:00-2:00 on Monday through Friday.

Curt Keeps our building ready for Pilgrim Faith’s many ministries with cleaning, set up and countless little repairs to keep everything going.