Rev. Bill Yonker to Visit St. John’s on March 25 & 26

UPDATE: As many already came to realized this weekend, Pr. Yonker’s visit with us had to be rescheduled to sometime this summer. We will post an update later this spring when plans are a bit more certain!  PJA

The weekend of March 25 & 26 we will welcome Rev. Bill Yonker as Guest Preacher for worship. As a preacher, Pastor Yonker is passionately committed to preaching the gospel. “You can tell it is the Gospel,” he says, “when you are talking about what God has done rather than what we are doing.” 

As a preacher and speaker, Pr. Yonker is an engaging and fabulous storyteller and a wonderful teacher for both young and old alike. He travels regularly across the country speaking at Christian conferences, retreats, high schools, middle schools, and college campuses.

For nearly 30 years Pastor Bill Yonker has served as the Senior Pastor at Immanuel Lutheran Church in East Dundee, Illinois, a large suburban congregation with a school located about halfway between Chicago and Rockford.

Pastor Yonker was named one of the 150 most influential alumni of Valparaiso University in the last 150 years. Before serving in suburban Illinois, Rev. Yonker served as Pastor in several inner city ministries: Berea Lutheran Church in Detroit, Michigan and Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Chicago, Illinois

Pastor Yonker is married to Joanne, and they are parents of three grown children. He is an avid coffee drinker, lover of stories and storytelling, voracious reader, an ardent fan of the Green Bay Packers, and is enthralled with Frank Sinatra music and 60’s bubblegum music.