Our Staff

Pastor Lindsay Mack, Pastor 

Pastor Lindsay Mack came to LMC in the Fall of 2017. After graduating from St. Olaf College with a B.A. in English and Women’s Studies, she served with ELCA Global Mission in Tegucigalpa, Honduras for several years.  Her service the Lutheran Church of Honduras and women’s groups led her to pursue a Master in Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary in New York City.  After working with a domestic violence organization, in 2013, Lindsay accepted a call to serve as the coordinating pastor of the ELCA Young Adults in Global Mission program based out of Mexico City, MX. 

Lindsay has a passion for the provocative questions about faith, meaningful worship, people who live on the margins of society, and the fact that we are all spiritual beings trying to figure out what it is that gives our lives meaning and purpose. Lindsay and her husband, Omar, live in Chicago with their twins, Aiden and Rena Isabella and their Rottweiler, Clio.

Deaconess Claire Schoepp, Director of Child and Family Ministries 

Deaconess Claire, our Director of Child and Family, encourages young people to wonder at God’s love for them through our Sunday School program as well as many special events throughout the year supporting children and their families from baptism through school age.  Deaconess Claire is an avid fan of fair trade coffee, progressive bluegrass, and children’s books. 

Donald Erickson, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries

As our Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries, Don ensures that there is regular, vibrant programming for our junior and senior high youth and the young adults in our community.  Don is a born-and-raised Alaskan who can be found enjoying theological texts or listening to strange bands from all musical walks as he explores the meaning of serving Christ and serving each other.

Eron Dupree, Director of Music

Eron directs LMC’s three choirs as well as regularly serving as cantor at the 9:00 service and jumping in wherever additional music is needed in events and worship.  Eron is a full-time music teacher with a plethora of musical theatre knowledge.  When he’s not singing and directing the choirs, Eron is playing volleyball and doing his best not to hit the ball out-of-bounds.

Leo Meere, Organist/Accompanist

Leo serves as accompanist at the 9:00 service and has been playing the organ professionally since age 13. He is a native of Northeastern Ohio and moved to Chicago in 2017. Previously, he lived in Washington, DC for 13 years where he served as Organist and Director of Music at a number of churches in Northern Virginia. In his free time, Leo enjoys exploring the city on his bike and watching old movies.  

Liza Micelli, Contemporary Worship Director

Liza directs LMC's Praise Band that provides music at our 11:00 a.m. contemporary service. She has always found it rewarding to share her musical gifts with others, and is grateful to be a source of inspiration and support to those in and outside of the LMC family. When not directing praise band, you can find Liza playing in various groups around town and teaching private and group piano lessons. Fun fact! There’s TWO OF HER!

Heather Vanderberg, Director of Communications and Administration

Heather serves as LMC’s office administrator and communications guru. After joining LMC with her family as a member several years ago, Heather jumped at the chance to use her Type-A personality to serve LMC as staff. If you don’t see Heather in worship, she’s probably watching one of her sons at her family’s second church, the baseball diamond.

Bernadette Hagen, Nursery Attendant