Troy Heinritz (Chair)

  • Troy is married and has two children

  • He is a HR Systems Manager as well as hosts online radio podcasts

  • Troy considers his strength to be in developing and executing long term and plans, goals and objectives which requires project management and presentation skills while managing projects to budget.

  • Service to Prince of Peace includes: Previously served as a Junior High and High School Ministry teacher. Was previously on our Assimilation and Senior Pastor Call Committees. Currently involved with a P.E.A.C.E. Group, as a Communion Assistant, and serves on the Crosspoint Technical team.

  • Board of Directors term ends: 5/31/19

  • Troy continues his spiritual growth through daily scripture reading, involvement with his P.E.A.C.E. Group, serving at church, and living a Christian example as much as possible - but most importantly being a Christian centerpoint for his family.

  • Troy currently serves as the Board Chairman, as well as the Chair of the Strategic Focus Committee.

Donna Younger (Vice Chair)

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  • Retired higher education administrator and faculty member having served at Oakton Community College and DePaul University.

  • Consultant to colleges and universities interested in improving educational opportunities for returning adults.

  • POP member since 2010 and currently serves as a Stephen Minister, a member of the Adult Education Committee, and as a Worship Host.

  • Donna is the Board’s Vice Chairman, and also serves on the Strategic Focus and Nominating Committees.

Derek Giromini (Secretary)

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  • Developer at locally-based global trading firm with over 20 years electronic trading experience.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science.

  • Prince of Peace member for two years.

  • Active P.E.A.C.E. Group member.

  • Spends time in personal growth through devotions, Bible reading, theological podcasts, and Christian fellowship.

  • Married to Elizabeth for 18 years with three homeschooled children.

  • Serves on the Board as the Secretary as well as on the Communications Subcommittee, and is the Board Briefing Coordinator.

Mary Gail Ford

  • 2 Children and 3 Grandchildren

  • Prince of Peace member since: 1993

  • Business Degree and works as a Buyer for a local manufacturer of infrastructure in hospitals.

  • Serves at Prince of Peace as a Small Group Leader and working with IGNITE Jr. High Ministry, a Sunday School teacher for 2 years, and a member of a Women's P.E.A.C.E. Group.

  • Serves on the Board’s Communications Subcommittee, is the Prayer Coordinator and a member of the Nominating Committee.

Joe Guyer

  • Married to Diana (at POP.) They have 2 children together.

  • Veteran of the U.S. Navy.

  • Degree in Paralegal Studies

  • Member of the Tile Installers Trade Union for 15 years.

  • Led a Special Needs Ministry at his previous church.

  • Currently serves POP as a Communion Assistant, LERT Training, and as a P.E.A.C.E. Group Leader.

  • Serves on the Board’s Financial Review Committee.

Bill Heffernan

  • Retired manufacturing executive general manager (GKN Rockford).

  • B.S. in Industrial Engineering and M.B.A. with concentration in Operations and Systems Management.

  • POP Member since 1991, and has served on the Board of Elders, was on the Board of Directors, and served as Chair from 2015-16.

  • Currently serves as a PEACE group co-Leader, on the Adult Education Committee, in the Voices of Peace choir, and is a Communion Assistant.

  • Serves on the Board as a member of the Communications Sub-Committee, Chair of the Financial Review Committee, and is the Dialogue Coordinator.

Linda Plegge

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  • Former administrative assistant and accounts receivable supervisor.

  • Prince of Peace member for 17 years.

  • Weekend coffee server and team coordinator.

  • Choir member, Worship Host and Team Cheer coordinator.

  • Enjoys study and time with a P.E.A.C.E. Group.

  • Married to Richard for 31 years with one adult son, Matthew.

  • Serves on the Board as a member of the Communications Subcommittee and Website Coordinator.

Valerie Ridgway

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  • Pharmacist-trained partner auditing employers’ prescription claims.

  • Prince of Peace member for 18 years.

  • Sunday School teacher and youth leader over many years.

  • Active P.E.A.C.E. Group member.

  • Team leader for Funeral Luncheon committee.

  • Bible study, podcasts, and Christian music become inspiration and joy for the soundtrack in her mind.

  • Married to Joe for almost 35 years with four adult children and two grandchildren.

  • Serves on the Financial Review and Endowment Fund Committees.

Ted Wiemann

  • Vice President at Hoyne Savings Bank

  • Previous service to POP includes: Worship Coordinator, Call Committees, Board of Elders, Board of Stewardship, and Chairman and Vice President of Church Council

  • Board of Directors term ends: 5/31/19

  • Prince of Peace member since: 1981

  • Ted chairs both the Nomination and Endowment Fund Committees, and serves on the Strategic Focus Committee.