School Board

Jennifer Behnke – Board of Education President

Jennifer Behnke is an alumni of St. John’s Lutheran School, and has been a member of the congregation since her Confirmation at St. John’s. Her son is also a St. John’s graduate, and a member of the congregation. She has served on the Board of Education for 3 terms, and has served the Congregation in other leadership positions during the last 20 years.  Jennifer is the Customer Service Manager for HA International.  Jennifer holds a BA in Industrial Psychology from Michigan State University

Katrina Murphy

Katrina Murphy has been an K-12 Art teacher since 1992 when she received her teaching certificate from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She also holds a BFA from the University of Illinois C/U and a Masters in Educational Administration from Governors State University. She is passionate about sharing the love of Jesus at the Chicago public school where she teaches special needs children and second language learners. Katrina is married to Jim and they have two children who attend St. Johns school. They have been members of St. Johns Church since 2007 and are thankful everyday for the Christ- centered, servant leadership based education their children receive at St. Johns.


Rebecca O’Connor

Rebecca O’Connor has served on the Board of Education since 2011 and has been involved in other leadership and volunteer opportunities at St. John’s church since 1998. She values the high academic and Christian standards of the school and hopes to build and maintain St. John’s tradition of excellence through her participation on this board. Rebecca / Ms. O’Connor is an alumni of St. John’s and has three children who are enrolled here. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Valparaiso University and M.A.T. from Concordia University, Chicago.  She works as a Spanish teacher at Hinsdale Central High School and lives in the La Grange area with her husband and children.

Art Schroeder

Art Schroeder has been a member of St. John’s since birth. He was baptized in the old white church, attended St. John’s school from Kindergarten thru eighth grade, graduated and was confirmed in 1975. Art then graduated from Lyons Township High School in 1979. He is currently President of Associate General Laboratories, Inc. and has served on the Board of Education since 2011.

Desiree Trapp

Desiree Trapp has been a part of the St. John’s Lutheran School family since 2012, and became an official church member in 2016. She is serving her third year on the PTO Board, the second as president, and she is a newer member to the School Board. Desiree graduated with a Bachelor’s of Business from Trinity Christian College. While she currently works as a stay-at-home mom, she volunteers for several of St. John’s events and fundraisers and is committed to helping the school flourish through her involvement with the PTO and the School Board. Her children attend St. John’s, and are in preschool 3 and 8th grade. Her oldest (bonus) daughter is a freshman at Illinois State University. She lives in Brookfield with her husband and their children.

Mike Wilson

Mike Wilson and his wife Lisa became official members of the St John’s congregation in 2015.  Mike has two AAS degrees from College of DuPage in Fire Science and Emergency Medical
Services. He is currently a full time professional Firefighter, Licensed Paramedic, and Hazardous Materials Technician for the Hinsdale Fire Department. Mike and Lisa’s daughter
began school at St John’s in January 2017 and since then his drive has been to support the students and congregation of St. Johns in any way he can.