Who We Are

Riverside Presbyterian Church is a vibrant congregation of about 400 members with a long and rich tradition of faithful witness of mission and ministry in the western suburbs of Chicago. We are affiliated with the larger Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), and are one of approximately 10,000 Presbyterian churches within the United States. We hope you will consider joining us each Sunday for an education hour for children and adults at 9:00 a.m. and a worship service at 10:00 a.m.


The Session is the governing body of the church, which is made up of elders elected for three-year terms and moderated by the pastor. The Session is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Church and each elder serves as chair or a member of a church committee. The Clerk of the Session for 2018 is Mary Ann Sadilek.

Diane Chaney
John Haugland
Gwen Heine

Jeanine Buttimer
Patti Friend
Susan Lynch
Lisa Aulerich-Marciniak


Frank Gangware
Martha Heine
Lynda Nadkarni
Dennis Zander


The Boards of Deacons consists of 12 members whose primary focus is on care and support of members of the congregation. They are commissioned to visit the sick, befriend the stranger and help the elderly. The deacons communicate the needs and concerns of the members to the pastor and other members of the church staff. They are involved with service of Communion; deliver flowers to those who are sick, home-bound, or celebrating special events; and lead monthly worship services at Cantata and the Scottish Home.

David Harper
Steve Marcus
Paula McCracken
Serina Ranft

Ellen Hamilton
Sandy Kappmeyer
Lorraine Meyer
Steve Teune


Lloyd Bradbury
Charlie Juister
Sally Sloane
Jeanne Smith


The 11-member Board of Trustees is responsible for maintaining the condition and functioning of the physical plant of the church.

Thom DeVries
Joel Hastings
George Meyer
Connie Nestor

Susan Deems-Dluhy
Cyril Friend
Fred Kitch
Brad Staubus

Patti Perry-Halline
Doug Harvin
Henry Vogel