The Rev. Barbara A. T. Wilson, 
MDiv, MA, BCC, Rector

Mother Barbara Wilson has enjoyed serving as the Director of Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, IN, for the past eightteen years, where she supervised and ministered alongside a staff of six professional chaplains and a handful of Notre Dame field education students and some volunteers. "Irrepressible curiosity and a hunger to learn have been driving forces in my life, and I enjoy sharing what I’ve learned and care most about in teaching situations," she says, "but my first love has always been parish ministry which provides such a rich and varied context in which to share and develop ongoing relationships with others eager to learn and live into our vocation as lovers of God and our neighbors, which is to say, as followers of Jesus Christ." 

Mother Barbara's academic credentials include an A.B. in Religious Studies, University of Detroit Mercy; a M.Div., Yale University Divinity School; Anglican Studies, Berkeley Divinity School at Yale; Certificate Program in Spiritual Direction and (Jesuit) Spirituality, Colombiere Center; M.A., Counseling Psychology, Western MI University; BCC, Board Certified Chaplain, Association of Professional Chaplains; she is currently working on Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification, Greater Good Science Center-The Awareness Institute, University of California.

Her wife, Lynne Jacobson, has earned a Master of Divinity degree from Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, MA where she specialized in peace and justice issues. Before EDS, Lynne studied and worked in Theatre Performance.

Susan King, Administrative Assistant

Susan and her husband Mike owned a recording studio in Chicago for many years, but when Mike retired in 2008 and the business was sold, Susan began working at a tutoring company in Barrington as manager and tutor for the ACT test. 

Looking for a life without stairs, six years ago they moved to a ranch house in Genoa and have happily settled in to the Dekalb community. They recently became members of Salem Lutheran Church in Sycamore. They try to keep up with seven grown daughters, ten grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

Julie Rogers, Nursery Care Director

Julie joined the staff of St. Paul's in the Spring of 2009. Julie has extensive experience with caring for children. She currently works as an assistant teacher at KinderCare, has worked as a paraprofessional with the DeKalb School District, at the front desk at the YMCA and as a Pharmacy Technician for Kmart. 

Julie has a wonderful husband and daughter. "Because I have had loving, caring parents, it's made me want to help other children and make a difference in their lives. I enjoy taking care of young children and seeing them smile and laugh. I love watching them grow and change and improve. Being of help to children makes me feel like I am doing something worth while with my life and makes me feel like I am giving back, for all the wonderful things in my life."

Brittany Altepeter, Nursery Care Attendant

Brittany has been with St. Paul's since 2010. She works for a local farming company. 

Brittany loves spending time with her neices and nephews! She enjoys baking as well as admiring her three cats; riley, Spacepope and Oden.

Lorraine Langer, Director of Music

Lorraine has over 30 years experience teaching as well as directing Adult, Youth & Children's Choirs at many different churches and denominations. Lorraine joined the staff at St. Paul's in 2005. 

Lorraine has a gift and passion for teaching and performing. Her teaching career includes research and development in vocal pedagogy with all ages. Lorraine maintains a private voice studio in DeKalb. Her students have performed in both community and professional venues. Her performing career as a soprano shows a versatility in opera, concert, recital and musical theater, which has taken her to Austria, Germany and Italy. Among her music awards are the National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artists Grant, Bel Canto Opera in Italy, American Institute of Musical Studies in Austria, Tanglewood Music Festival and others.
Lorraine grew up on a farm in Northfield, Minnesota, in a family of thirteen children. She received a B. A. from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota, and the M. A. degree from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. She loves chocolate, history, sci-fi, baroque music, technology, & kids of all ages.

Kathleen Johnson, Organist

Kathleen played for 27 plus years at St. Jude’s Episcopal Church in Rochelle and joined the music staff at St. Paul’s in the summer of 2008. 

Kathleen loves playing the organ on Sunday mornings. She is retired from a full-time job with Resource Bank as a Customer Service Representative, Administrative Assistant and Bookkeeper. She is the proud mother of three and grandmother of three. 

We are fortunate to have Kathleen with us in both talent & spirit.

Hannah Buckle, Pianist

Hannah joined the St. Paul's music program in the fall of 2016. We are very excited to welcome such a talented pianist and artist. Since the age of 6, she has performed and competed in numerous competitions in Illinois. 

Hannah received her Bachelor of Arts in piano performance from Northern Illinois University at the age of 19, where she studied with Dr. William Koehler. Soon after receiving her degree, she became a high demand instructor for piano. In addition to her teaching, she has accompanied NIU's Opera Theater, NIU Flute Studio recitals, Rockton Middle School Choirs, and is now the principle accompanist for St. Paul's Adult/Youth and Children's Choirs.

Hannah maintains an extensive teaching schedule with her own private students in DeKalb, in addition to teaching at Harmony Music School in Sugar Grove. Hannah enjoys running and ran in the 2016 Chicago Marathon.