Pastor Pete Imlah
Associate Pastor Pete Imlah has served at St. John’s since 2011. He was ordained as minister and installed at St. John’s on June 8, 2014. Prior to that, he served as an SMP (Specific Ministry Pastor – Family Life Ministry) Vicar at St. John’s. Pastor Pete was born and raised in Des Plaines, Illinois. He graduated from Concordia College in River Forest, Illinois with a Secondary Education Degree in 1988 and completed his seminary program at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri. For his first 9 years in ministry, Pastor Pete served as a Lutheran high school teacher and coach in New Orleans and Rockford, Illinois. He then served as a Director of Youth and Family Ministries in Palatine, Illinois; Sun Prairie, Wisconsin and Charlotte, Michigan. He has also served as Director of Missions and Outreach for Lutheran Church Charities in Addison, Illinois. Pastor Pete lives in Lombard with his wife Nicole and their three children. In his leisure time, he enjoys playing racquetball and biking.