LIMM welcomes two new Board Members effective May/2016. Below is a brief bio for each of them.
I was born at McNeil Hospital in Berwyn, Illinois, and grew up as an only child in Hinsdale. After graduation from high school, I attended Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois where I majored in French and Psychology and had a minor in German, with 6-12 teaching certification. My first job was teaching foreign languages at Monroe Junior High in Wheaton, Illinois. Cut-backs in extracurricular subjects forced me to be laid off after one year. Due to past summer employment in the Human Resource department , I secured a position for one year at Stanadyne, Inc in Bellwood, Illinois, and later was employed at Borg-Warner Corporation as a Salaried HR Manager for 5 years. During this time, I took graduate classes at Northern Illinois University towards my MA in Personnel Administration. Before being transferred to the Borg-Warner Frankfort Division where I would be promoted to VP of Human Resource, I married and moved to Rockford, IL.
My husband and I have been married for 35 years. Carl is an OB/GYN here in Rockford and we have 4 grown children. Although I do not work outside the home, I have continued to use my gifts of administration and leadership by volunteering on many boards and committees: founder and 6 year board member of the Rockford Area Pregnancy Care Center, Winnebago/Boone County Task Force on Homelessness Advisory Board, Allegan County 4-H leader, Immanuel North Task Force Secretary, Immanuel Women’s Ministry Leadership Coordinator, Immanuel’s Outreach and Evangelism Staff Coordinator, etc.
I have also served on several mission trips abroad: one trip to Ukraine with the John Guest Evangelical Team working with children’s ministry, team lead to Lithuania to model VBS programs, 3 medical trips to Madagascar with LWR/HC, 2 medical trips to Kenya with World Medical Missions and 1 with LWR/HC. Sharing God with the world has always been my passion!
Rev. Dr. Hector Hoppe
Rev. Hoppe is a senior editor at Concordia Publishing House, serving as manager of Multilingual Resources since 1993. He was born in Argentina, ordained in the Lutheran Church of Argentina and served as faculty at Seminario Concordia, Buenos Aires. He is also an adjunct instructor in practical theology for the Center for Hispanic Studies, and for many years he was the voice of Para el Camino, the Spanish version of The Lutheran Hour. Rev. Hoppe is the author of Jesús de Nazaret, mi Señor (an English edition is also available).
Rev. Hoppe graduated from Seminario Concordia in Buenos Aires with a bachelor’s in theology in 1976 and from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne (STM) in 1986. In the 2000s he studied at the Jerusalem University College in Mount Zion, Jerusalem. In 2012 he received the Doctor in Divinity Honoris Causa diploma from Concordia Seminary in Saint Louis. Rev. Hoppe and his wife, Beatriz, have three adult children and six grandchildren.