MEET THE STAFF
Bradley A. Linboom
Brad was born and raised in northwest rural Illinois. He completed an undergraduate degree at Ashland University in Ohio. Brad then completed a Master's Degree in music theory from The University of Akron and moved back to the western suburbs of Chicago working in retail management while picking up freelance music work. Brad began teaching music, first as director of bands in the public schools, and eventually taking on a role at the collegiate level. It was during this time he began exploring his call to vocational ministry - a call which would eventually lead him to the Virginia Theological Seminary. Brad and his wife, Christina, reside in Clarendon Hills.
DIRECTOR OF MUSIC MINISTRIES
Marianne Thompson has a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education, with an emphasis in organ and voice. She has over 40 years of experience as an organist and choir director. Music is an integral part of the worship experience at Church of the Holy Nativity. Music is offered for the glory of God in a wide variety of music styles: jazz, gospel, traditional, contemporary, and contemplative. You are invited to prayerfully consider how your musical talents can be used at CHN. All God’s people have a place in music ministry! Marianne and her husband, Peter, live in Bolingbrook.
DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN
& FAMILY MINISTRIES
Kelin studied Psychology at Eastern Kentucky University, with minors in Philosophy and American Sign Language. While in Lexington, she was the Director of Children’s Ministries at St. Raphael Episcopal Church. Kelin moved from Lexington, Kentucky to Oak Park in 2008. Kelin worked as the lead teacher for children from 13 to 18 months old at Kindercare Learning Center in Elmhurst. Through her experiences at St. Raphael’s and Kindercare, she cultivated her interest and (eventual) love of working with children and their families. Kelin (Key-Lynn) and her husband, Brett, live in Bolingbrook and have four children: Jackson, Kennedy, Lyndon, and Truman.
Kitty grew up at Church of the Holy Nativity in Clarendon Hills. She studied at Northern Illinois University and Harry S. Truman College. She was an active participant in the CHN Youth Group and Diocesan Youth Events. After graduating college she became a volunteer with the Diocese of Chicago Happening Youth Program and was the director of the Camp Chicago Leader in Training II Program. She lives in Downers Grove with her husband Spencer, son Warren and dog Riker.
Karen grew up in Clarendon Hills and was baptized and confirmed at Church of the Holy Nativity. Her sister and parents are still very active members at CHN. She studied Secretarial Administration at Western Kentucky University. Karen currently is an active member at St. John Lutheran in Darien. She ran their Sunday school program for eight years and volunteered for five years in their ELC preschool program. Karen and her husband, Steve, reside in Darien. They have two grown children: Kayla and Ryan.