Pastor Hays, Senior Pastor

  • Hays Pastor Jerry is the Senior Pastor of St. Peter. He is blessed to lead a church with a school that is deeply committed to “Loving People, Serving the World.” His ministry career began as a volunteer in youth ministries at Peace Lutheran in Hurst, Texas. He then attended Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota leading him to serve Peace Lutheran in Antigo, Wisconsin and then St. John Lutheran in Mansfield, Texas as a Director of Christian Education specializing in youth ministry. He then attended Concordia Seminary seeking to serve as a pastor. He served as an Associate Pastor at Concordia Lutheran in Kirkwood, Missouri before coming to St. Peter. He has been married to Gretchen since 1990 and they have three sons, Caleb, Noah, and Nate. God called Caleb and Nate home early in their lives. Jerry, Gretchen, and Noah are all thankful for the promise that their loved ones are where we all long to be one day. As a result, Pastor Jerry is driven by the desire that all people have faith in Jesus as the source of forgiveness and eternal life! There is no greater way to love and serve others than through this promise given by Jesus.

Pastor Matt Dubensky, Associate Pastor

  • Pastor Matt - St. Peter Schaumburg


    Pastor Matt is the Associate Pastor of St. Peter. He grew up in Jackson, Michigan and attended Trinity Lutheran School from Kindergarten through 8th grade, which is a large part of his heart for Lutheran education. He graduated from Concordia University Ann Arbor in 2015, and attended Concordia Seminary St. Louis where he met his wife Addie. They were married in 2019, and soon after were sent to Chicago Heights, Illinois, where Pastor Matt served as the sole pastor of both St. Paul’s and Immanuel Lutheran Church. He began his ministry here at St. Peter in November 2023. Matt and Addie were overjoyed to meet their first child, Samuel on December 4th, 2023, just two weeks after moving to Schaumburg, and they are excited for him to grow up as a member of the St. Peter family. Pastor Matt loves the relational side of ministry and has a heart for sharing the Gospel in a meaningful way with the community locally, regionally, and globally. 

Pastor Bauman, Visiting Pastor

  • Visiting PastorVISITING PASTOR: We are pleased to announce that St. Peter has a new part-time visitation pastor. Pastor James Bauman has been the part-time Pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Bartlett since 2011 and is now also part-time Visitation Pastor of St. Peter Lutheran Church. 

    We are most certainly blessed to have him as part of the St. Peter family!