Interim Pastor Debbie Kelly


Pastor DebPersonal Biography

Finally, hearing God’s call to ministry, I began seminary in 2011 attending Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC), and graduated this past May 2016. I have been assigned to the Northern Illinois Synod, and awaiting my first call.

My husband, Dan and I have been married for 30 years, and live in Johnsburg, IL. Dan is a carpenter/remodeler, and we have 3 children. Jason, and (fiancé) Amanda, will be married July 2017, and is a fireman/paramedic with the Libertyville Fire Dept. Our youngest son, Daniel, begins his senior at Johnsburg High school. We lost our daughter, Sarah in 2007 at the age of 17, from a car accident involving two distracted drivers.

As I begin the ministry of serving Redeemer Lutheran Church as your interim pastor, I am excited and looking forward to being a part of this worshiping community, and having the opportunity to serve the people of Redeemer, and the community of Woodstock.

Together, we will share God’s Word through our words and actions.

Grace and Peace,
Pastor Debbie