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Grace Church

Grace staff

Rev. Daniel Gentsch

Interim Pastor

Jonathan Kohrs

Minister of Music

A professor of music at Concordia University Chicago, Jonathan is our organist, cantor, and director for our adult choir and handbells.

Lori Schneider

Open Arms Director

A Comissioned Minister of Religion with a Master's in Educational Leadership and Development, Lori serves as the Early Childhood Director for our weekday Open Arms-Northbrook Christian Child Development Center. She has been working with children in various educational settings for the past almost 30 years, the most recent 23 years have been in Early Childhood Education and Development.

If you would like more information on Open Arms-Northbrook, please feel free to contact me at and/or Blessings on your day!

Diane Moody

Parish Coordinator and Comfort Dog Handler

Diane is the one most likely to greet you in the church office or the friendly voice that you speak with on the phone when you call our church and school offices at (847) 498-3060. She is also the handler for Strudel, our recently retired Comfort Dog.

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