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2020-2021 Schedule of Meetings

Webinars for Educators

On September 16, 2020, the LCMS Northern Illinois District hosted a webinar that explored how COVID-19 has influenced the well-being of children as a result of learning in virtual classrooms and being quarantined to their homes.

On August 11, 2020, the LCMS Northern Illinois District hosted a webinar that explored healthy responses to the real challenges of moving through the days of Covid, underscoring how our thoughts and our choices influence our effectiveness and sense of well-being.


Dr. Beverly Yahnke is a psychologist serving DOXOLOGY as the Executive Director for Christian Counsel. From 2010-2015, she served as the Chair and Professor of Psychology at Concordia Wisconsin. Previously, Dr. Yahnke spent over 25 years in private practice serving church workers and their families in the clinical group she founded in Milwaukee. Dr. Yahnke has written numerous articles about psychology, education and faith, and is a frequently invited speaker for clergy and educator conferences. She serves as an elected member of Concordia Theological Seminary’s Board of Regents.


Location:  TBD


Monday, September 28, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., St. John’s Lutheran School, 505 S. Park, LaGrange, IL  60525

Monday, February 1, 2021, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Location TBD

Monday, April 19, 2021, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Location TBD

NID Early Childhood Meetings:

Due to COVID-19 safety protocols that are in place, the Early Childhood Meetings will continue to be done via Zoom calls until further notice. They will be recuring on the second Tuesday of each month, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Watch you emails for the Zoom meeting links.

Email Amy Cimarusti, Jessica Gade, or Doreen Peterson, or NID early childhood consultants, for more information.

Regional Administrators Meetings:

(Contact the regional leader for locations, dates and times of meetings.)

Central Suburban Administrators Meetings

Contact: Valerie Winston, Immanuel, Hillside, 708-562-5580

City of Chicago Administrators Meetings

Contact: Donna Tennis, St. Philip, Chicago, 773-561-9830

DuPage Administrators Meetings

Contact: Diane Katz, St. Paul, Aurora, 630-896-3350

Northwest Suburban Administrators Meetings

Contact: Steve Zielke, St. Peter, Schaumburg, 847-885-3350

Rockford Administrators Meetings

Contact: Judy Schaefer, Immanuel, Belvidere, 815-547-5346

South Suburban Administrators Meetings

Contact: James Krupski,  St. Paul’s, Bourbonnais, 815-932-0312

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