Rev. Allie Lundblad
Allie has served as the pastor of the Christian Church of Arlington Heights since fall of 2016 and is ordained within the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
She is a 2015 MDiv graduate of the University of Chicago Divinity School and completed her undergraduate degree in religion at Oberlin College in Ohio. She has also served, through the Clinical Pastoral Education program, as a chaplain at Advocate Christ Hospital and then Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
Allie cares a great deal about finding ways to live out the Christian faith that are not only life-giving and meaningful but also shape us into people who can love well and work toward justice. Some of her favorite things about being the pastor at CCAH are that she consistently receives theological challenges and book recommendations from her congregation and that, every once in a while, her job includes playing with foster kittens.
Last August marked seven years since Sue began serving as Office Administrator here at Christian Church of Arlington Heights. She says that it's a pleasure to come into this caring environment each day and feeling such a part of this church family.
Sue had previously taught elementary school in District 21 and District 59, worked in the business world and finally “retired” here at CCAH. She says, "The members of this church inspire me with their love and concern toward each other, and you can definitely feel God carrying out his work. This congregation seeks to walk the path of Jesus."
Sue attended North Park University and majored in English and Education. After college graduation, she taught a year before joining her husband in Heidelberg, Germany where he was stationed in the U.S. Army. They lived there a year and were fortunate enough to travel extensively throughout Europe before returning to civilian life.
Sue has two wonderful children who have given her five fabulous grandchildren. Her favorite thing to do is be a grandma, first and foremost. She is also an avid reader, crochets baby blankets, loves to travel and is trying to learn to quilt. She says, "Life is good and I am blessed in so many ways."