Pastor Fred Gaede joined Trinity West Chicago as Vicar in October of 2010, while completing his studies at Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, IN. For two years, Vicar Gaede focused on developing a Spanish language ministry at Trinity. Upon the completion of his studies in February of 2013, Vicar Gaede was ordained and installed as Associate Pastor, serving with Rev. Dr. David Balla. As of summer 2016 Pastor Gaede assumed the role of sole Pastor for both the English and Spanish language congregations.
Rev. Gaede continues to work in his secular job as a creative director for a business-to-business advertising agency while also serving the church. He lives in West Chicago with his wife Valerie. Valerie is a preschool director and teacher in Wheaton, IL. They have two adult sons who live in the Chicago land area.
328 George St.
West Chicago, IL 60185