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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 and the business was sold, Susan began working for Tutoring Resources as manager and she also tutored for the ACT college entrance test.
Susan has volunteered in many leadership capacities in the churches she’s belonged to over the last thirty-nine 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.
Hannah Buckle, DIRECTOR of music
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 teaching, she has accompanied NIU’s Opera Theater, NIU Flute Studio recitals, Rockton Middle School Choirs, and now leads the St. Paul’s Choir and serves as principal accompanist.
Hannah maintains an extensive teaching schedule with her own private students in DeKalb, in addition to teaching at Harmony Music School in Sugar Grove.
Kathleen Johnson, Organist
Kathleen played for more than 27 years at St. Jude’s Episcopal Church in Rochelle and joined the music staff at St. Paul’s in the summer of 2008.
She loves playing the pipe organ on Sunday mornings. She is retired from a full-time job with Resource Bank as a Customer Service Representative, Administrative Assistant and Bookkeeper.
clay lancaste, streaming technician
Clay is a student at DeKalb High School who has been overseeing the video streaming each Sunday.