Pastor

Interim Pastor David Vidler

Pastor David Vidler is our part-time interim to be the bridge between Pastor Zak and the pastor to come. Pastor David was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec. He was preparing for ministry in the United Church of Canada (Methodist Congregational and Presbyterian) before joining the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod. He was ordained in the LCMS in 1965, but resigned from their ministry in 1972 to join the A.E.L.C., from there into the ELCA in 1987.

After serving two congregations in Chicago for over 20 years, he served in Mt. Carroll, Illinois for 7 years and then 3 rural congregations in Northwest IL for 6 years. Finally, for 11 months he served as Interim Pastor at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran east of Galena, IL.

Pastor Vidler is married to Adrienne. They have 3 sons and 1 daughter as well as 6 grandchildren. He states, “I am very glad to be able to serve Grace Lutheran and look forward to our time together. I am called by our Lord to serve all those in need and bring His love and healing to everyone.”