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                                   The Rev. Jeffrey Clements, Bishop; Rev. Laura Kamprath and Rev. Matt Kamprath               

 


 

                                   Rev. Laura Kamprath
                                  Pastor
                                  lkamprath@firstgeneseo.org

                       

                                  Pastor Laura began her faith journey in Champaign, Illinois, where she was baptized at Good

                                  Shepherd Lutheran Church. Her faith was nurtured as she grew up in the Lutheran Church, attending

                                  Sunday School and Youth Group and participating in mission trips and the National Youth Gathering

                                  in 2000 in St. Louis. She attended Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois and received a Bachelor

                                  of Arts in Religion in 2005. At Augustana, her call to ordained ministry was affirmed by the Campus

                                  Ministries program, the faculty of the Religion department, and a summer internship at Grace

                                  Lutheran Church in Champaign, Illinois. She began studying at Lutheran School of Theology in the
                                  fall of 2006, and there she met her husband Matt. Her internship was at Holy Trinity Lutheran
                                  Church, Falls Church, Virginia, under the supervision of Rev. Jane Halpern, during the 2008-2009
                                  academic year. On January 16, 2010, she and Matt were married at Grace Lutheran Church in

                                  Champaign, Illinois. They graduated seminary together in May 2010 and were ordained together in

                                  January 2011. They served as Co-Pastors of St. Luke Lutheran Church, Campbell Hill, Illinois until

                                  2012, when Pastor Laura accepted a call to serve the congregations of the Wartburg Parish. While

                                  serving the Parish, her primary pulpits were St. John Lutheran Church (Post Oak) and St. Peter’s

                                  Lutheran Church (Wine Hill). In November 2016, Pastor Laura and her husband Pastor Matt began

                                  their ministry as Co-Pastors at First Lutheran Church, Geneseo. Pastor Laura lives in Geneseo with

                                  her husband, their daughter Anna, and their dog Allie.

 

 

                                   Rev. Matt Kamprath
                                  Pastor
                            
      mkamprath@firstgeneseo.org

                                  Pastor Matthew Kamprath was a “PK” (Pastor’s Kid) and so his family moved several times throughout

                                  his childhood, but he did most of his growing up in Sterling Heights, Michigan. His call to ministry

                                  began in college at Quincy University through the study of theology and was affirmed during his

                                  seminary years. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Theology from Quincy University in 2005. He 
                                  began attending Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago in the fall of 2005, and met his future wife

                                  Laura in 2006. He completed field education work at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Oak Lawn, Illinois
                                  in 2006-2007. His internship was at Christ Lutheran Church, Fairbanks, Alaska, under the supervision

                                  of Rev. Susan Granata, during the 2008-2009 academic year. On January 16, 2010, he and Laura

                                  were married at Grace Lutheran Church in Champaign, Illinois. They graduated seminary together
                                  in May 2010 and were ordained together in January 2011. They were installed as Pastors of St. Luke

                                  in Campbell Hill, Illinois on January 23, 2011. After two years of serving together, Pastor Laura was

                                  called as a pastor of the Wartburg Parish with primary pulpits at St. John's, Post Oak, and St. Peter,

                                  Wine Hill. In 2013 their daughter Anna was born. Pastor Matt was the pastor at St. Luke for a total

                                  of six years. At the end of 2016, Pastors Matt & Laura were called as co-pastors at First Lutheran
                                  in Geneseo, Illinois and were installed on December 18, 2016. Pastor Matt lives in Geneseo with his

                                  wife, daughter Anna (3), and their dog Allie. He enjoys playing golf and racquetball, playing the
                                  guitar, and spending time with friends. He works in all aspects of congregational life as a witness

                                  of Jesus’ transformational love.

 

 

 

   Rev. Virgil Juliot
   Visitation Pastor
   Home: 309/944-6072
 

 

 

    

 

 

 

   Rev. Lynn Bergren

   Worship Pastor

   lbergren@firstgeneseo.org

 

 

 

 

                                   

   Linda Schmidt, Deacon
   Director of Worship & Music

   lschmidt@firstgeneseo.org

   Office: 309/944-3196

 

 

 



 

   Mary Jo Brummet
   Director of Communications & Operations
   mjbrummet@firstgeneseo.org

   Office: 309/944-3196
  

 

 

 

 

 

    Charlene Daniels
    Custodian

    cdaniels@firstgeneseo.org

 

 

 

 

   

    Sherry Dickens
    Parish Secretary
    sdickens@firstgeneseo.org
    Office: 309/944-3196

    first@firstgeneseo.org

 

 

 

 

    Margi Ficken

    Preschool Teacher

 

 

 

 

 

                                         

                                         

    Haylee Gustafson
    Director of Youth & Family Ministry
    youth@firstgeneseo.org

    Office: 309/944-3196

                                 

 

 

 

 

                                 

      Jennifer Johnson
      Programs Meal Coordinator
                                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Lynn Lindell
   Financial Secretary

   llindell@firstgeneseo.org

 

 

 

 

 

    Jim Luikart
    Parish Accountant
    jluikart@firstgeneseo.org

 

 

 

      

 

    Misty Slaymaker
    Preschool Director & Teacher
    preschool@firstgeneseo.org
    Preschool: 309/944-4306

 

 

 

 

 

      Mary Williamsen
 
     Preschool Teacher

 

 

 

 

 

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