Our Staff

Rev. Thomas D. Prochaska - Interim Pastor

Pastor Tom Prochaska and his wife Candy moved to Hyde Park in Chicago in 2014 to live closer to their children. Their son, Micah and daughter-in-law Lindsey and their three grandchildren (Layla, Mattias, & Marek) live in Hyde Park, as does their daughter Meryl. Their daughter Megan and husband Kevin also live in Chicago. 

Pastor Prochaska has served as pastor of congregations in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio as well as serving two congregations as interim pastor, London, Ohio, and Mt. Zion in Oak Lawn.

Pastor Prochaska will be in the church office on Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday each week as well as leading worship on Saturday evening and Sunday morning. He enjoys  working with the Trinity staff, supporting their ministry as well as working with Trinity leaders during this time of transition. We pray that God bless this interim ministry as together pastor, members and friends seek to remain faithful to our calling and faithful to our Lord.  



Linda Bensen - Minister of Word and Service

Parish Worker at Trinity since 1968.   In the part time position of Word and Service – Linda assists with hospital visits, homebound communion visits and does trip planning for “Trinity Travelers”.   Linda currently serves on these community organizations - Oak Lawn Community Partnership Committee and the Children’s Museum Board in Oak Lawn.


Lisa Evenhouse, Administrative Assistant

Trinity is very pleased to welcome the newest member of our staff, Administrative Assistant, Lisa Evenhouse.  Lisa began her service in December 2018.  Lisa grew up at Trinity Lutheran Church and was baptized, confirmed and married at Trinity.  Lisa earned her bachelor’s degree at Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, IL where she studied business and education. She received a Masters in Education degree from Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, Illinois. 

Lisa is married to husband, Dan Evenhouse, and they have three adult children.  Joshua (age 29) is a chemical engineer and lives in Texas. Annika (age 23) recently graduated from Carthage College and is currently enrolled in medical school at Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL.  James (age 27) is a mechanic/machinist and recently married to Anna. The newlyweds reside on the family farm in Crete, IL.