​​​​​​​Peace Memorial Church

10300 W 131ST STREET 

PALOS PARK, ILLINOIS 60464

708 448 7833

OUR STAFF

Interim Senior Pastor

Rev. Philip Price

Rev. Philip Price is an ordained minister with Standing in the United Church of Christ and the Disciples of Christ.  He has served as a called minister and as a transitional minister in churches in Canada, California, Florida, Georgia, Texas and Illinois.   

He enjoys gardening, reading, culturing various foods, playing with grandchildren, playing the piano and writing music.  

Favorite singer:  Eva Cassidy.  (Honorable mentions include, Bonnie Raitt, Nora Jones, Otis Redding, Louis Armstrong, Willie Nelson, and George Jones.)

Favorite movies:  Babe, Shawshank Redemption, Forrest Gump, Gladiator, and The Commitments  

Favorite TV series:  The Wire, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones   

Favorite Christian theologians/ writers:  John Dominic Crossan, Marcus J Borg, Brian McLaren.

Favorite non-Christian writers:  Joseph Chilton Pearce, Malcolm Gladwell,  Thich Nhat Hanh

Director of Youth and Children

Rev. Sarah Lohrbach

Rev. Sarah Lohrbach was is a lifelong member of the United Church of Christ. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Theological Studies and Christian Ministries from Elmhurst College in 2009 and her Master of Divinity degree from Chicago Theological Seminary in 2014. She is an ordained minister of the United Church of Christ. Her deepest passion is working with youth and children, sharing the message of God's love, and helping them discover their identity as children of God. Pastor Sarah has a deep love of Outdoor Ministries and has been involved in church camp since childhood. She believes that God's love encompasses ALL creation, and is called to share that message with all whom she encounters. She believes in a God of extravagant welcome, who is still speaking to us today.

Administrative Assistant

Pam Kueltzo

Pam has been working in the church office for over 30 years and is also the editor of the church's news paper, "The Messenger." Out of the office, Pam keeps busy with her husband and their three kids, two of whom still live at home. Pam reports that she enjoys being in the office and helping out with the church's activities; the variety makes every day a little bit different from all the others.

Accountant

April Krzeczkowski

Staff Bio

Director of Music

Robert Mohr

Robert Mohr has been a music teacher for over 20 years. He works full time at Crete-Monee High School directing their two show choirs. In addition to his full time job teaching high school music, he does clinics throughout the Midwest and has taught classes at VanderCook College. He works part for Peace Memorial Church directing the choir, leading the Praise Team, and selecting music for worship. When he is not working, what he loves most is spending time with his family: his wife, Tracy, and their twin boys, Ethan and Hayden.

Organist

Thomas R. Osborne, Jr.

For Thomas R. Osborne music is truly a lifelong passion. He has been directing choirs and playing the organ in church since he was 14. Even while serving in the Navy, he was the organist and choir director for a church in Virginia Beach. Tom received his Bachelors in Music Education from Chicago Conservatory College and his Masters in Music Education from VanderCook College of Music. Prior to coming to Peace Memorial Church, served as organist and director for many churches in the Chicago land area, most recently as the organist at United By Faith (ELCA) for the twenty six years. Along with his love of music and the church, Tom has been actively involved in the Masons and many other service organizations. Tom's favorite way to spend his spare time with his three grown children and three grandchildren.