Helping people know Jesus as Lord by being a worshiping, praying, learning, caring, and outreaching community.
“Worship the Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful songs.”
— Psalm 100:2
“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful."
— Colossians 4:2
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness.”
— 2 Timothy 3:16
“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”
— Galatians 6:2
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.”
— Matthew 28:19-20
Bloomingdale Church has been a part of the Bloomingdale-area community for over 40 years.We started in 1978 with the mission to help people know Jesus as Lord by being a worshiping, praying, learning, caring, and outreaching community.
Dr. David Riemenschneider has been the Lead Pastor since April 1978. David and his wife, Marina, have two married sons, and six grandchildren. David regularly teaches at the weekend worship hour, leads the Men's groups and oversees the church staff. Marina serves as the Women's Break Bible study teacher and PAK leader (5th/6th grade youth group). David and Marina met at Nyack College (New York). David graduated with a Master's degree in education from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He also completed a Master's degree in psychology and earned a Doctorate from Denver Seminary. Marina has been an elementary school teacher in both private and public schools. Besides David and Marina's love for serving the community, they also enjoy hiking, biking, and reading. David enjoys woodworking in the garage. Marina loves being Italian, which means she enjoys hospitality, cooking, and living live enthusiastically.
Dr. Bill Calvin became the Associate Pastor in 2003. Bill and his wife, Nancy, have two married children and three grandchildren. Bill oversees the church’s adult education, the Alpha programs, ushers, prayer teams, and community outreach events. Bill graduated from Malone College (Ohio), earned a Master’s degree in education at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary (California). Nancy has a Master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Akron. Bill is an avid runner and recently qualified for the Boston Marathon. He has a love for reading, running, telling jokes, and laughing a lot. Nancy works at an insurance company and co-leads the Alpha food team, serves on a worship team, and is a mentor.
Scott joined the Bloomingdale staff in November 2017. He grew up in Massachusetts, but came to Illinois in 2012 to study at Wheaton College. He graduated in May 2017 with a degree in Vocal Performance with elective studies in theater. Scott grew up in a Baptist church, and his grandparents were missionaries with the Alliance in Southeast Asia, so he has a love for both the denomination and Southeast Asian food, especially Vietnamese. Scott married Leah in June 2019. In his free time, Scott also enjoys reading, going on walks, playing video games, listening to/writing/playing music, and serving as a performance coach for his college acapella group.
Daniel Riemenschneider has served at Bloomingdale Church since 2004 in roles including youth, NextGen, leadership development, community engagement, and communications/media. Daniel is passionate about awakening individuals to who they are and what they are aligned to do—to achieve their design. Daniel attended Toccoa Falls College (Georgia) and completed a Master’s degree in Educational Ministries and a second degree in Counseling at Wheaton Graduate School. Daniel is an IPSAT Certified Coach and an Associate Certified Coach (candidate). Daniel married Amy in 2010 and they love drinking coffee, spending time with their three children, and going to local parks and forest preserves. Daniel also enjoys listening to books, exploring the outdoors, and climbing the rocky mountains. Amy enjoys being a mom, a registered nurse, crafting, and serving in the youth ministry.
Kristen was born in Ohio and grew up in Georgia, Tennessee, and Louisiana. Moving frequently gave her a love for exploring new places. One of her first adventures was volunteering with her church's VBS at the young age of 12, and she has been serving with kids ever since. As she served, God confirmed her passion to spend her life sharing the Gospel with His precious children. In 2017, she moved to Chicago to study Children & Family Ministry at Moody Bible Institute and graduated in 2021. She joined Bloomingdale Church shortly after graduation. Her favorite pastimes are reading, painting, exploring Chicago, running, and most of all, bouldering.
Kaitlynn is from Ohio where she graduated from the University of Toledo with a degree in Theatre. Kaitlynn grew up with a United Methodist background which instilled in her a passion for worship and mentoring youth through honest conversations. Vinnie and Kaitlynn met at church and were married in October 2021. Together they enjoy exploring new places, snuggling their cat, and building Lego sets.
Daniel first joined the Bloomingdale Church family as the Young Adult Intern during the Fall semester of 2018. After graduating from Crown College with his BA in Pastoral Leadership in 2019, Daniel came back to Bloomingdale to serve as the Youth Director and is working towards his MDiv at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL. Daniel was born in Evanston, IL but after several years moved to Omaha, NE with his parents and brother. Then during his Junior year of high school, Daniel and his family started going to a C&MA church where God started to call him to ministry mainly through a mission trip to Cleveland, OH through Envision. Daniel enjoys coffee, taking walks, reading, writing, watching movies, sports, and especially watching Husker Football!
Chelsea grew up in Massachusetts and went to Wheaton College in 2009 where she received her BA in Psychology. She returned home after graduating and started volunteering as a youth group leader where she discovered her passion for discipleship. Chelsea and Chris met while working at Trader Joe’s and married in July 2016. Chelsea received her MA in Counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in December 2019. In January 2020, the Reinholds followed God’s call to Bloomingdale Church where Chelsea will be serving as the Youth Discipleship Co-Director. Chelsea enjoys singing, making music with her siblings, cooking, going on walks and exploring the outdoors, creating arts & crafts, and spending intentional time with others.
Nita grew up in Jakarta, Indonesia and moved to Chicago area to attend Illinois Institute of Art where she received her BFA in Media Design. She and her husband, Adrian, started attending Bloomingdale Church in February 2009, got married in December 2010, and became proud pawrents of Pepper in June 2022. After 10 years of being in Marketing, Nita started serving as the Office Administrator in August 2016 and later as Office Manager in March 2021. She supports the day-to-day operations and creates church communication pieces. Nita loves finding typos, exploring new restaurants, and belting out karaoke tunes.
Donna has worked in the office since 2008 as Administrative Assistant and has attended Bloomingdale Church since 1998. She and her husband Rick have four children and two grandchildren. She is the Women's Ministry Director as well as the Nursery Coordinator. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, camping, traveling, bike riding, reading, fixing jigsaw puzzles, and being with her grandchildren. She also enjoys singing in the choir.
Our church lay leaders are accountable to have a personal life consistent with the standards of Biblical leadership (1 Timothy 3). They are elected to these offices by the congregation. Our church is governed and guided by three different teams of lay leaders: