Our Staff

Jennifer Whiting

Director of Music/Choir Director

Office: 630-668-3100

"Gary Church is a safe place where I feel free to ask my honest questions. We try to understand God’s word in its historical context and to apply its principles in our modern world. Our congregation represents a wide variety of viewpoints, but no matter where we are in the journey, we are unified by our faith in Christ."

Jennifer accepted the call to Gary Church in 2014. She oversees our vibrant music department, which includes six vocal choirs and four bell ensembles. She conducts the Chancel Choir, the Cherub Choir, and the spring Festival Choir and Orchestra. She began piano lessons at age six and grew up singing “special music” in church with her siblings. She has joyfully served in music ministry her entire life. She earned a bachelor’s degree in piano and English with a minor in art from Rockford College, a master’s degree in choral conducting from Northern Illinois University, and a post-master’s performer’s certificate, also from NIU. She has taught music classes, applied lessons, and choirs at all levels from preschool through college. Jennifer and her husband Rob live in Algonquin, IL. They are blessed with two daughters who are married and live close by. The family enjoys special occasions together with good food, board games, and grand-dogs. Jennifer also loves traveling, attending concerts, and wandering through the Art Institute.

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