Christus Victor

Making Christ Known

We are an Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) congregation growing in the likeness of Christ by:

Worshiping, praying, and studying God’s word;
Being together with other people; and
Acting in faith through words and deeds both inside and outside our church walls.

Meet Our New Saturday Music Leader



We welcome Diane Bele as our music leader for the Saturday services at Christus Victor.  Although Diane is new to this position, she is not new to our congregation!  Diane came to Christus Victor in 2012 as a member of Joy Bells, quickly joining Chancel Choir and becoming a substitute organist.  She has offered her musical talent to us in many ways and now is sharing her gifts as our music leader. 
Diane graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education earning an organ major and a voice & piano minor. She earned her Master’s of Music Education degree at VanderCook College of Music with a voice major.  She was Director of Music/Organist at Immanuel United Church of Christ in Bensenville for 33 years. 
Diane taught at Quest Academy as lower school music teacher and choir accompanist from 1996-2001.  She then joined the faculty in Schaumburg School District 54 in the fall of 2001 as a general music specialist, and she continues to teach in that position today.


Diane is an excellent addition to our music staff, and we know you will enjoy her music leadership at the 5:00 service.  Make sure to introduce yourself and give her a Christus Victor welcome!