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PLEASE CONTACT STAFF of the LCMS Northern Illinois District at 1107 Monroe Ave., River Forest, IL 60305-1427 or 708-449-3020, or by using the email links or phone numbers below.

Email general inquiries to: office@nidlcms.org

Additional resource people include:

  • Human Care & Disaster Response – You are encouraged to email Lutheran Church Charities, which functions as the human care arm of the District, or call them at 866-455-6466, Email
  • District Archivist – While there are a few historical records at the District office, most are sent on to Concordia Historical Institute in St. Louis. To inquire about records from NID congregations and schools that are now closed, please email our District archivist. If the ministry is still active, contact them directly.

1107 Monroe Ave.| River Forest, IL 60305
P: 708-449-3020 | E: office@nidlcms.org

Find District Office

The LCMS Northern Illinois District office is on the far west side of the campus of Concordia University Chicago.

Meet Our Staff

ACOSTA, LeeAnn – Business Manager/Treasurer, 708-223-3107, Email

BUSS, Rev. Dr. Allan R. – District President, 708-223-3101, Email

CIACCIO, Ann – Director of Communications  708-223-3118, Email

GREEN, Sue – District Services Coordinator 708-223-3116, Email

LA VELLE, Michelle – President’s Office, Ordained Workers, 708-223-3101, Email

Rev. John Prohl

PROHL, Rev. John – Assistant to the President, Email

STEWART, Lois –  Mission Facilitator for Schools,  serving Commissioned Workers, 708-223-3110, Email

WHITBY, Kris – Assistant to the President-Mission & Ministry, 847-630-3357, Email

WILHARM, Keith –  Accreditation, Email

WILLMANN, Joe – Lutheran Church Extension Fund VP, 630-359-8058, Email