The Henry Center welcomes Pastor Bill Shields on Tuesday, March 20, and Thursday, March 22 for the 11:00 a.m. TEDS chapel service. There will be a free lunch immediately following in Hinkson Hall. We hope to see you there as we share a meal with Pastor Shields and as we learn from his years of experience in pastoral ministry.
Pastor Bill Shields is one of the pastors at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Lindenhurst, Illinois (where he has served since 2007). In his nearly 25 years of ordained ministry, he has served two other congregations: American Lutheran Church in Rantoul, Illinois, and First Lutheran Church in Pontiac, Illinois. In recent years, Bill has also accompanied his good friend Dr. Robert Yarbrough on several teaching trips to Sudan. Bill grew up in southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. He received a B.A. from Wheaton College, with a double major in Bible and Sociology. He earned his M.Div. at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. Bill has been married to Lisa, his High School sweetheart, for 29 years. They have five children: Rebekah, Matthew, Rachel, Nathan, and Isaac.