Jennifer Betancourt studied architecture at the University of Arizona and is an Associate at Dewberry Architects Inc. She is a licensed architect, project manager, sustainability leader, and business development director. With over fifteen years experience managing complex projects, she focuses on design for higher education, civic institutions, and healthcare. A member of the AIA and the USGBC, she also serves on the Board of Directors for the Elgin Community College Foundation and is a Ministry Volunteer at West Ridge Community Church. Read more about Ms. Betancourt here.
Hannah Dormeier studied graphic design at Judson University and now serves as Art Director for Awana Youth Ministries where she designs marketing, advertising, illustration, branding, apparel, packaging, storyboarding, and story telling for both web and print. Her specialties include graphic design, web design, illustration, and calligraphy.
Dr. Michael McKeever is a Professor of Biblical Studies at Judson University. He holds a Ph.D. in New Testament from the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley. Chair of Biblical and Theological Studies at Judson, he is also founder of Reel Conversations: The Judson University Film Series. Among other subjects, he has published and lectured on the intersection of film and theology, and received the Grand Prize in the 2013 Blue Like Jazz Finger Puppet Film Festival. Read more about Dr. McKeever here and see his prize-winning short film here.
Pastor Sarah Rohde earned degrees in music, Spanish, and religion from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota before serving for a year in the ELCA’s Young Adults Global Mission program in Cuernavaca, Mexico. In this life-changing experience, she spent most of her time with women in a rural indigenous community. While attending Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, Pastor Sarah held an internship at Trinity Lutheran in New York City. She entered into the position of Associate Pastor at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in St. Charles in the summer of 2013. Read more about Pastor Sarah here.