New senior pastor at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church

The Rev. Jeff Fricke brings more than 25 years of parish experience within the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 3300 Rural St., Rockford.

The Rev. Fricke has focused experience as a parish re-developer and teacher for faith development and growth for youth, families and adults.

A native of Mt. Prospect, Ill., Fricke comes from Bethlehem Lutheran Church in St. Charles, Ill. After his ordination in 1985, Fricke served at several churches in the Chicago area and Nebraska. He is a graduate of Illinois State University and Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.

Fricke was installed at Our Savior’s March 18. He has been preaching at midweek Lenten services at noon and 7 p.m., Wednesdays, and will preach and assist at Easter services scheduled for 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m., Sunday, April 8.

From the April 4-10, 2012, issue

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