Our Staff Team

  • Rev. Hank Fairman

    Sr. Pastor

    More info to come

  • Kevin Eckert

    Director of Children & Youth Ministries

    Director of Technologies Ministry

    First and foremost I'm a flawed man trying to do the best that I can. I don’t have all the answers but I know where most of them can be found. I'm a devoted husband and father to three beautiful children. I'm also the Director of Children & Youth Ministries at St. John United Church of Christ. I also serve as the Director of Technologies Ministry. I love art and Technology almost as much as I love helping kids find their way to Christ and through adolescents. Email Kevin

  • Heather Schiess

    Administrative Assistant and Bookkeeper

    Administrative Secretary

    Heather joined our staff in May 2016. She has been a warm presence in our church office and on the phone, offering an extravagant welcome to all who come in. Her responsibilities include assisting in administrative tasks and bookkeeping as she keeps our financial  affairs in order. 

    Heather is engaged to Jeffrey, she enjoys her four children, the outdoors and crochet. Email Heather

  • Pamela  Wessel

    Church life & Membership coordinator

    Pam's gifts in ministry enrich the life of our congregation as she discerns the gifts of the people and helps them match their gifts with the ministries and missions of the church. Pam's organizational skills direct the events of the church and her caring manner reaches our to members and non-members alike.

    Pam is married to Dan and they enjoy their grandchildren, sledding and more.

    Email Pam

  • Gina Bertram

    Choir Director

    Gina is a talented director and pianist. With her direction our Choir leads us in song, our Bell Choir brings peace and harmony, and with her participation on the piano our SOS Band energizes our service of worship. Gina is  an RN by profession and works at FHN in Freeport.  

  • Carole Bertram


    Carole is a gifted pianist as well as an organist. She has been sharing her gift of music with us for thirty years. She enhances our worship experience as she leads us in song, providing a variety or musical selections to inspire and soothe the soul.