We are blessed with some amazing people to guide us through our mission as a body of Christ. Read below to learn more about some of them.
Pastor Julia Rademacher began her ministry with Christ Lutheran in October of 2017 as interim pastor and was officially called in May of 2019. She has served as an ordained pastor in the Central Southern Illinois Synod since 2003, having served two other congregations prior to her call at CLC: Saint Matthew, Urbana and St. John’s, Bloomington.
A native of Fargo, ND, Pastor Julia graduated in 1999 with her B.A. at Concordia College, Moorhead, MN and then went on to Wartburg Seminary in Dubuque, IA where she received her Master in Divinity in 2003.
Pastor Julia is married to Brad and they have two marvelous children, Abbey and Caleb. Their family resides in Bloomington, allowing Brad to continue in his vocation as a Product Agronomist with Corteva Agriscience.
Pastor Julia loves being a pastor and continues to be blessed serving the amazing people of Christ Lutheran. They even put up with her love of the Minnesota Vikings, corny jokes and crazy VBS shenanigans. She also feels very passionately about God’s love for all people and living out her favorite bible verse: “What does the Lord require of you, but to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8
Our Council President:
Vocationally, Steve is a Vice President and Cashier at First State Bank in Monticello. Steve and his wife Susan live in Monticello, and are enthusiastic supporters of the church community. They enjoy reading, gardening, socializing, and spending time with family, including Susan’s six grandchildren.Steve Mitze currently serves Christ Lutheran Church as its President. Steve is a charter member of CLC, since its inception in 1971, and has served in numerous leadership roles over his years as a member. His current term will end in June 2022.
Our Office Manager:
We truly are blessed to have a “Jack of all trades” running our office at CLC. Jack Hehn keeps our newsletters and e-news up to date, manages our calendar, and fields the office calls and emails. He is also always ready with a joke and a smile for everyone.
Jack is married to Ann, who also graces us with her time and talents in Sunday School and the church choir/band. The two have lived in Monticello since 1977 when they began attending Christ Lutheran. They have four adult kids: Josh (Beth, Beckham, Xander, Sebastian) who live in Monticello and are members of CLC; Erich (Claire) who live in Brooklyn, NY; Tim (Keturie) who live in Monticello; and Courtney (Danielle) who live in Louisville, KY.