Pastor Fernandez Gomez
Rev. Fernando Gomez is originally from Guatemala. He was born on September 7, 1956.
Rev. Gomez is married to Mrs. Gladys Gomez and they have two sons and two grandchildren.
He graduated from Northeastern University with a BA and from McCormick Seminary with a MDIV.
He is also a graduate of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis Missouri
Rev. Gomez served in Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Racine Wisconsin, and now he is serving Grace Lutheran Church in Chicago IL.
Grace Lutheran is offering to the Community:
Baptisms, First Communion, Confirmation, weddings, Quincianeras , Sweet sixteen and others religious services.
Mr. Markworth graduated from Concordia Teachers College, Seward, Nebraska with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary education. His emphasis was a minor in Theology and Mathematics. His first placement was at St. John’s Lutheran School in Hannibal Missouri. During his 17 years there he was the third and fourth grade teacher. He became the principal there after receiving his Masters Degree in Elementary administration.
Mr. Markworth moved to Chicago with his wife and three children in 1994 to become the full time principal at St. John’s Lutheran School on Montrose Avenue. After 4 years at St. John’s, he taught at Luther High School North as the Mathematics lead teacher for 3 years. During his time there he restarted Woodworking Course, began an Electronics Course, and was the Drama advisor.
Mr. Markworth Returned to St. John’s as their Principal until 2018. He transitioned to teach Math at Grace Lutheran School, taking over as principal the following year.
Mr. Markworth is excited to move Grace Lutheran School into more personalized teaching which has been easy with the excellent teachers at Grace.
Mark 12 reminds us that we should “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with your all mind, and with all your strength.” This is our goal at Grace to strengthen our students mind with God’s creation, along with getting Christ from their hearts into the soul.
Preschool and Kindergarten Teacher
I have been in the field of teaching / administration for the past 42 years. I primarily have worked with preschool / kindergarten age children. From a very young age I knew I wanted to be a teacher and pursued that in college. I also loved running a private preschool for 19 years!! I really want kids to LOVE learning, reading and to feel loved and confident in all they do. It brings me such joy to see a" little ones" eyes light up when they learn/discover something new! And, where else can you go to work and be loved and appreciated every single day!!!
School Administrator & Grades 4-5 Teacher
My calling has always been to be a teacher. I began working with children while in the eight grade.
Attended Concordia Ann Arbor (a junior college at that time) September 1974 – December 1976.
Attended Concordia University Chicago (known as Concordia Teachers College – River Forest) January 1977 – May 1978.
Graduated in May 1978 with a degree in education with concentrations in psychology and in sociology.
Began teaching in August 1978 at Grace Lutheran School (now Grace Christian Academy).
Spent one year subbing in the Oak Park and River Forest schools 1979/1980
Taught at four Lutheran Schools in Chicago and two Lutheran Schools in Western New York between the years of 1980 and 2002.
Met my husband of 21 years while teaching at my fourth Chicago Lutheran School. We were married in the summer of 1991. We were married until his sudden death in 2012. I have two children (a gift from my husband when we married) and four grandchildren.
Began teaching at Grace English Lutheran School August 2002.
I served on the Luther North High School Board of Trustees for twelve years, six of those years as recording secretary.
I support a number of nonprofit organizations, among these organizations:
I have two personal Bible Verses that speak to my view of teaching.
Shirley Weber has been a member of Grace English Lutheran Church/School since 1994. That is when my youngest son was enrolled in the school. He is a graduate of Grace. I joined the church. I am currently a member. Since my time at Grace, I have had the privilege to serve on several boards. I served on the B O E, Ladies aid, did Sunday school and also worked with the youth group.and a member of the choir. I was married to my now deceased husband in 1997. I also did before and aftercare on and off. I now work as a part time secretary. Sub in the classroom when needed.
Title 1 Teacher