Trinity Lutheran Church--Pastor and Staff

Reverend Janet Breum, Pastor

Pastor Janet was born and raised in central Illinois.  She received her undergraduate degree from Northern Illinois University.  She attended seminary at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio.  Pastor Breum lives in Lake Villa, IL with her husband, Terry.  They are the parents of four young adult children.

Rachel Emken, Office Administrator

Rachel grew up in the Peoria, Illinois area and attended Illinois State University.  She currently resides in Spring Grove, Illinois with her husband.  They have two young adult sons. 

What We Believe

Mission Statement: Knowing Jesus and Sharing His Love

Statement of Faith

  • This congregation confesses the Triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • This congregation confesses Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and the Gospel as the power of God for the salvation of all who believe.
  • This congregation accepts the canonical Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as the inspired Word of God and the authoritative source and norm of its proclamation, faith, and life.

Statement of Purpose

  • The Church is a people created by God in Christ, empowered by the Holy Spirit, called and sent to bear witness to God's creative, redeeming and sanctifying activity in the world.

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Edwin Kramer, Director of Music

Ed Kramer serves as Senior Choir Director and Organist.  Ed is a graduate of Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.  He also directs the Bjornson Male Chorus of Chicago and the Liberty-Fremont Chamber Singers.  Ed's wife, Karen, is a soprano soloist and sings in the choir. 

25519 West Illinois Route 134

Ingleside, IL 60041


Worship Sundays at 8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.

Knowing Jesus and Sharing His Love