10805 Main St. Huntley, IL 60142

SOTP – Staff & Council

SOTP Staff

Mark Boster - Senior Pastor

Pastor Mark Boster grew up in Quincy, Illinois. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in History and Political Science from Indiana State University and his Master of Divinity degree from The Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago. Mark has served congregations in Centralia, Illinois and Washington, Illinois.

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Ryan Mackey - Pastor

Pastor Ryan Mackey grew up in Dixon, Illinois. It was at Dixon High School that he met his wife,
Tara. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Augustana College in Rock Island,
Illinois and a Master of Divinity degree from Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa.

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Kendra Coots - Little Lambs Assistant Teacher

Kendra Coots is the new Assistant Teacher for our Little Lambs Preschool program. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Southern Illinois University and a Master’s degree from Northern Illinois University in Early Childhood Special Education.

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Jill Gillming - Director of Children and Family Ministry

Jill Gillming is the Director of Children and Family Ministry. She graduated from Illinois State University with a degree in Education.

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Donna Kelly - Director of Connections Ministry

I can’t remember a time when God and my church family have not been some of the most important things in my life.

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Jane McMullen - Traditional Music and Worship Director

My heart, O God, is steadfast;
I will sing and make music
with all my soul.
Awake, harp and lyre!
I will awaken the dawn.
I will praise you, LORD,
among the nations;
I will sing of you among the peoples.

–Psalm 108:1-3

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Jeff Moore – Contemporary Music Director

Music has always played an important role in Jeff’s life. From hearing popular songs on the radio and playing those songs on the piano as a young child, to touring the US, Europe, and Asia as part of the Judson University Choir and Handbell Choir (and meeting his wife Emily in Japan), to leading corporate worship for more than 20 years, music continues to play an important role in Jeff’s life.

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Matt Morrison - Operations Manager

Matt is so excited to be part of the Shepherd of the Prairie Lutheran Church team! He graduated from Western Illinois University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, minoring in Sociology and Spanish.

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Michelle Rankin - Operations and Communications Assistant

After working as the assistant to a Regional VP of Marketing for Cingular Wireless, Michelle and her husband Roy were blessed with their first daughter in 2001 followed by their next two daughters in 2003 & 2008.

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Dave Shotick - Accounting Administrator

Dave Shotick serves Shepherd of the Prairie as Accounting Administrator. In this role he is responsible for paying the church’s bills and producing monthly financial statements.

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SOTP Council

The Shepherd of the Prairie Congregational Council is the official lay governing body of this congregation and is responsible for administering the total life of the congregation, both spiritual and temporal.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Congregational Council is responsible for assisting the pastors in the spiritual oversight of the congregation and to see that all rules and regulations of the congregation are rightly executed. The Council also transacts all necessary business of the congregation and provides such personnel as are needed. The Council is made up of boards each of which share responsibility for the work of the ministry of this congregation.

Bob Mollis
Kathy McGuine
George Attaway
Christa Serpe
Mike Luecht
Ellen Nissen
Jim Puls
Sarah Wolf