Meet the Pastor
Pastor Lisa Telomen joined the staff of First United Methodist Church of La Grange as Senior Pastor on July 1, 2014. She completed her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and French at North Central College in Naperville in 1983, and completed her Master of Divinity at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in 1987. She also did a year of study in Strasbourg, France, toward each of these degrees. Pastor Lisa was ordained a Deacon in 1987, and an Elder in the Northern Illinois Conference in 1994. She has served parishes across the Northern Illinois Conference, including rural, small town, county seat, Chicago, and Chicago suburban congregations. At each of these parishes, in addition to pastoring and preaching, Pastor Lisa enjoyed ministry with children and youth and coordinated many mission trips for youth and adults, confirmation programs, etc, as well as developing evangelism and stewardship programs to help grow membership and ministry at each church.
Pastor Lisa is married to Rodney Telomen, RN, who works at LaGrange Hospital. They have two sons, Christopher and Jeffrey.
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