Interim Senior Pastor
Kent grew up in Wabash, Indiana, and received his B.A. degree in Religion and Mathematics at DePauw University, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He received his M. Div. degree from Princeton Theological Seminary, where he concentrated his studies in New Testament. He completed his Doctor of Ministry degree at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, where he focused on Parish Revitalization.
Kent’s served as a local church pastor in Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan, before first being named the UCC Conference Minister for Michigan, and then President and Professor of Pastoral Leadership at Bangor Theological Seminary in Maine. In 2011, after retiring briefly, he returned to serve interim ministries, both in the conference and local church settings.
Upon being called to Glenview, Kent said that he is “glad to be back at the helm of this fine congregation, with its wonderful music, and generous community outreach.”
Kent and his wife, Meg, reside in Arlington Heights. He lists among his hobbies and interests classical music, good jazz, model boat building, NASCAR, and Big Ten sports.
Chuck answered his call to ministry in his first year of college. He received his M.Div. degree in 1980 and his D.Min. degree in 1995, both from Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. He was ordained at his home church in Wood River, Illinois in 1980. Before beginning his ministry at GCC in 2013, he served Community Presbyterian Church in Rosamond, Illinois and St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Ohlman, Illinois (a shared pastorate); the United Church of Christ in Marine, Illinois; Samuel United Church of Christ is St. Louis, Missouri; and Union United Church of Christ in Green Bay, Wisconsin (Go Pack!). As Senior Pastor of GCC, his ministry was particularly focused on worship leadership, teaching, pastoral care, stewardship, and administration. Chuck and his wife Jeanie Bond have one adult son.
He retired from active leadership of GCC on October 31, 2021 and will be on sabbatical through March 31, 2022.
Rev. Elizabeth Hartung (she/her) answered her call to ministry after teaching high school social studies while serving as the Glenview Community Church Youth Director. She received her M.Div. degree from the Chicago Theological Seminary in 2014 and was ordained as Associate Pastor of GCC in 2015. She also holds a Master’s in Public Administration from the Illinois Institute of Technology. Rev. Elizabeth Hartung’s ministerial responsibilities include Faith Formation, working with the Faith in Action Team, outreach, and coordinating intergenerational programming. She also serves on the Advocate Children’s Hospital Community Health Council and the Glenview Pride committee.
Pastoral Associate for Spiritual Life
Bobbie answered her call to ministry after a profound God moment that resulted in dual careers as a composer and lyricist, and as a student in ministry. She received a M.A. in Religion from Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston and was called to GCC the first time in 1970 as pastor to GCC’s Women’s Association. Bobbie also received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University. She has done extensive research and published six books on spiritual life and psychological health. Bobbie returned to GCC in 2015, initiating and growing the Spiritual Life Team Ministry to sixteen teams. Bobbie and her husband, Lew Musil have a blended family with four children, seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Minister for Music & Organist
Gary joined the GCC music staff as Interim Organist in 2005, was hired as Director of Instrumental Music in 2006 and appointed Minister for Music in 2011. He directs the Joyful Ringers Handbell Choir and the Pilgrim Wind Ensemble at GCC. He continues to develop, administrate and program the church’s Simple Gifts Concert Series, which each year offers over a dozen performances by regional and nationally known artists and ensembles. A native of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, Gary received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in music education and did graduate work at DePaul University of Chicago. When he is not at the organ bench, you can find him teaching music at Hubbard Woods Elementary School in Winnetka.
Director of Adult Choirs
Guillermo Muñoz Küster is currently Director of Adult Choirs at Glenview Community Church. Guillermo enjoys a diverse musical life as a conductor, classical guitarist, and singer. A native of Santiago, Chile, Guillermo earned his Bachelor of Music degree from Lebanon Valley College (Annville, PA) and a Master of Music degree from the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University, where he studied conducting with Robert Harris and Stephen Alltop, and classical guitar with Anne Waller. Outside of GCC, Guillermo can be found working at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, exercising his passion for long-distance running, and exploring the city.
Director of Children’s Choirs & Worship Associate
Lydia Lane Stout is currently the Children’s Music Director and Worship Associate at Glenview Community Church. She received her masters degree in choral conducting from Michigan State University in 2018 and her undergraduate degree in choral conducting from Oberlin in 2012. Lydia is the founder and director of common pulse, a professional vocal ensemble in Chicago. Lydia and her husband live in their Logan Square home and music studio with their cats, Wrinkle and Time. Outside of GCC, Lydia can be found directing choirs at the Youth Choral Theater of Chicago, teaching private lessons, singing in mirabai, nurturing common pulse, practicing yoga, and taking too many pictures of her cats.
Lucinda joined the Glenview Community Church staff in January 2019. Previously she worked as Financial Director for Northfield Township and the Northfield Township Food Pantry, and for a decade was Bookkeeper and Assistant Treasurer at the Glenview New Church. Lucinda is also an alto in GCC’s Chancel Choir.
Frank became the facility manager at Glenview Community Church in November 2017. He has served as a facility manager and team leader at a number of large and small companies. He is responsible for maintaining a safe, clean, and welcoming environment for the current and future members of the congregation. Frank and his fiancé Peggy have two young sons.
Administrator for Communications and Media
Tania left Morse Diesel International’s marketing department to raise her children. After becoming a member of GCC, she joined GCC’s administrative staff, focusing particularly on design and preparation of digital and print media.
Susan is a longtime resident of Glenview and member of GCC. After completing her degree and working in Nashville for ten years, she returned to Glenview and worked for 20 years as management in the manufacturing industry. Beyond her general administrative support of GCC’s ministry, her work is particularly focused on facility scheduling and management. Susan resides in Glenview with her husband Robin.