Area pastors honored with school breakfast in Shorewood

Trinity Christian School Board President Dr. Fred Alexander (Center, standing), welcomes area pastors (from left to right) Dennis Taylor, of Lakeside Worship Center in Plainfield; Bob Hahn, of Peace Chapel in Morris and David Nygard, of Messiah Lutheran Church in Joliet. Trinity Christian School recently hosted a pastor appreciation breakfast to recognize local ministers.

Trinity Christian School of Shorewood marked Pastor Appreciation month by hosting a breakfast October 25 for pastors from churches throughout the greater Joliet community.

More than 40 pastors attended the inter-denominational annual breakfast to celebrate pastors who serve children, families and those in need. Trinity Christian School Board President Dr. Fred Alexander spoke to the group and stressed the value of working together to impact our community.

“Our pastors do so much to promote love, community, partnership and service,” Trinity Christian School Administrator Jon Vugteveen said. “They pour themselves into the ministry and serve sacrificially in so many ways, how can we not support and honor them?”

Pastors said they appreciated the time to fellowship at the school.

“This was a wonderful opportunity to meet with other pastors, talk and encourage each other,” said Pastor Ryan Stanley, of Christ Community Church in Plainfield.

After the breakfast, pastors attended a chapel service led by Trinity’s first grade students. Pastors said they were appreciative of the breakfast and the students’ thoughtfulness.

“These students are learning to care for their community, including the pastors who serve them,” said Pastor Kevin Comfort of Judson Memorial Church in Joliet.

Trinity Christian School is a private, non-denominational school located in Shorewood. The school serves students from preschool through eighth grade. For additional information about the school visit or call 815-577-9310.

Pastor Lazeric Hudson of Holy Trinity Ministries in Joliet spends time with Trinity Christian School parent Natalie Castillo and 8th grade student Ben Castillo following a special chapel service as part of the school’s recent pastor appreciation event.


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