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Learn More About First Church

All Are Welcome at First Church of Lombard

First Church of Lombard, United Church of Christ, is called together by a vision of God’s shalom, God’s wholeness, justice and peace. We commit to model a community of faith and spirit that works toward unity, openness, understanding and peace, offering love, justice, healing and wholeness for all people.

We covenant together to be God’s faithful people by:

  • Becoming partners in a pilgrimage of faith, creating an environment that encourages worship, growth, and exploration;

  • Providing quality Christian Education experiences for everyone;

  • Sharing ourselves and our resources to become compassionate, effective ministers, striving to be supportive of and caring for those in need both locally and globally;

  • Recognizing, celebrating, and giving thanks for the many diverse gifts of God among and around us;

  • Declaring ourselves to be an Open and Affirming congregation that welcomes into the full life and ministry of the church persons of every race, culture, gender, sexual orientation, ability and economic status, believing that through our diversity we all can grow in a unity of faith. 

  • Declaring ourselves to be a faith community that works to bring about God’s vision of Shalom by promoting justice and peace.





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Meet Pastor Jill

Rev. Dr. Jill Terpstra began as Senior Minister at First Church of Lombard in 2020.  Prior to being called to First Church of Lombard, Jill served churches in Elgin, IL and Pittsburgh, PA.  Jill has a passion for making faith relatable to life, which is especially evident in her sermons. Jill grew up in Rochester, NY and majored in Christian Education at Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA.  She received her Master of Divinity/Master of Social Work in Pittsburgh, PA.  In 2020, Jill received a Doctor of Ministry in Preaching from Chicago Theological Seminary. Jill and her husband, Jeff, have 2 children and when the weather is nice can be found biking around town in search of the best ice cream.

Pastor Jill Terpstra



First Church of Lombard is a congregation affiliated with the United Church of Christ, a Protestant Christian denomination of inclusive and diverse churches connected by faith that calls us to build a just world for all.


Meet Our Staff

Val Sutton
Educational Ministries Director
Rae Piper-Coder
Community Engagement Coordinator
Lawrence Underwood
Children's Music Coordinator
Janette Rodriguez
Director of Music Ministry
Charlie Peterson
Bea Castillo
Administrative Secretary


Meet Our Council

Jason Cooper
The Moderator’s role is to preside at all meetings of the congregation and to serve as the chair of Church Council
Jeff Cook
The Vice Moderator’s role is to preside at all meetings of the congregation and Church Council in the absence of the Moderator.
Lisa White
The Church Clerk is responsible for keeping an accurate record of proceedings of meetings.
Marianne McGuire
The Treasurer’s role is to record all financial transactions of the church and to authorize payment of bills for approved expenditures of the church.
Scott Garrett
Faith Exploration
The Faith Exploration Team shepherds the church’s educational ministries for children through 5th grade and adults. This team meets monthly for planning, implementing, evaluating and budgeting.
Eric Lee Wilson
Management is responsible for the maintenance and improvement of all properties of the church and for the physical equipment of the church.
Amy O’Callaghan
Parish Life
Parish Life is responsible for all the evangelism and church growth programs, including outreach to new residents, new member orientation and assimilation and the development of publicity materials.
Judy Kline
Wider Church
Wider Church is responsible for developing, supporting, and encouraging projects and activities, local and world-wide for Christian service.
Bob Urbain
Worship is responsible to work with the Minister in all matters relating to worship. It will advise and assist the Minister by providing music, readings and the theme of services.
Fritz Geiger
Youth Ministry
Youth Ministry is responsible for initiating, coordinating, administering, and evaluating programming focused on 6th grade through high school youth of the church.

The Church Council Meeting is the third Monday of each month, held at 7:00pm, in the North Conference Room.
Contact the church office if you wish to attend  |  info@firstchurchoflombard.org  |  Tel: 630-629-2630