­Pastor Mary E. Zupansic


Reverend Mary E. Zupansic

Reverend Mary E. Zupansic

Bio coming soon

Stacey Bell, Youth & Family Director

Stacey Bell

Bio coming soon

Nancy Jackson, Office Manager

Nancy manages so much for our church office, including keeping the office running as three congregations blended into one. She began with Atonement Lutheran Church in January 2008 and believes God always has a plan and she is meant to be here at Peace. Nancy formerly worked at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. She is married to Randy, and they have four adult children and six grandchildren. Nancy and Randy attend Kumler United Methodist Church. Nancy is currently chair of the Administrative Council. Randy serves on trustees. Peace has become Nancy’s second church family and she enjoys her time here!

Elena Dockter, Administrative Assistant

Jan Ambrose, Sunday Traditional Service Coordinator

Jan grew up in Chicago and moved to Springfield in 1972. She earned a bachelor’s degree in music education at Western Illinois University. She’s found a new passion for traveling since retiring as music educator from Springfield Public School District after 39 years of teaching children. Jan was music director at former Faith Lutheran Church, where she had many responsibilities. She enjoys spending time with family, which includes my husband Allen, two grown children, three grandchildren, and two family dog pets.

Brenda Peck, organist

Our church organist since 1991 (formerly with Atonement), Brenda has been playing for churches since age 12. She previously taught elementary school music in Chatham, as well as teaching private voice and piano lessons on and off since high school and serving as an adjudicator for contests. She has also served as choir director in the past. Brenda said the Lord gave her the musical abilities to be part of her ministry and testimony. Her husband, Don, is retired from the state and serves as a minister at Loami United Methodist Church. They have three sons: one who lives in Chatham, one in central Illinois and one in Connecticut. When she’s not playing or practicing at Peace, she enjoys painting, crafting, biking, solving crosswords or you might find her at home where she always has a puzzle out on the table.

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