The Rev. Paul Mumme

Senior Pastor

Pastor Mumme began serving as our Senior Pastor here at Saint John in 2019. He grew up on a farm in southern Minnesota before going on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree from Concordia University (River Forest) and a Master of Divinity degree from Concordia Theological Seminary (Fort Wayne). Ordained in 1998, he has served as pastor in parishes in Franklin Park, Chicago, and Bolingbrook (all Illinois) before coming to serve our congregation. He and his wife Lori have four sons.

The Rev. Timothy Frick

Assistant Pastor

Pastor Frick began serving as Assistant Pastor here in 2020. He was born and raised in Sycamore and attended Concordia College (Milwaukee), Concordia College (Saint Paul), and Concordia Theological Seminary (Fort Wayne). He has served parishes in Waterville and Elysian (Minnesota), Evanston, Cary, and Genoa (Illinois), and numerous places as interim pastor. He and wife Sandi recently celebrated their 50th anniversary. They have four children, three sons-in-law, and twelve grandchildren.

Carol Brown


Deaconess Brown earned a Masters of Arts in Deaconess Studies from Concordia Theological Seminary (Fort Wayne). She was commissioned and called to serve at Saint John in 2018. Carol is a lifelong resident of Sycamore. She has two daughters and two grandsons with whom she loves to spend time.

Kathy Helgeson

Organist and Choir Director

Kathy Helgeson serves as organist and director of our adult and handbell choirs. She is currently working on a Master of Church Music degree from Concordia University Wisconsin. Kathy was born and raised in Wisconsin. Her immediate family includes three sons, one daughter-in-law, and one grandson.

Christina Lehman

Administrative Assistant

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