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.
Mthr Barbara and her wife, Lynne Jacobson, are excited to be apart of St. Paul's and the DeKalb community.

Susan King, 
Administrative Assistant

After graduating from St. Louis University in St. Louis Missouri, Susan became an Executive Secretary for the Vice President of Business Development at the corporate offices of The Quaker Oats Company in Chicago. Over the next twelve years, she became Supervisor of Production Planning for seven plants in the US and Europe.

After their second child was born, Susan and her husband Mike opened a recording studio in downtown Chicago that made radio and TV commercials for major advertising agencies in Chicago and across the country. She tended to the financial, legal and human resources functions as Corporate Secretary/Treasurer and supervised the support staff of the studio. When Mike retired in 2008 and the business was sold, Susan began working  for Tutoring Resources, a tutoring company in Barrington IL, as manager and she also tutored for the ACT college entrance test.

Looking for a life without stairs, seven years ago Susan and Mike moved to a ranch house in Genoa and have happily settled in to the Dekalb community. They try to keep up with seven grown daughters, ten grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. You might also see Susan at the H&R Block office in Sycamore where she is a Client Service Professional.

Susan has volunteered in many capacities (Lector, Assistant Minister, Sunday School Teacher, Confirmation Leader, Youth Group Leader, Council Member, Christian Education Chair, Womens' Fellowship Chair, etc. ) in the churches she's belonged to over the last thirty-six years and brings that depth of experience to St. Paul's as an Administrative Assistant since 2014. She currently is a member of Salem Lutheran Church in Sycamore where she serves as an Assistant Minister for Sunday services.

Lorraine Langer

MA, 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.


lorrainelanger@stpaulsdekalb.org

Hannah Buckle, 

Assistant Director of Music


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. 

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.