205 W. Church St., Minooka, IL 60447
(815) 467-2322

LaVerne Spencer




LaVerne was born and raised in Joliet, Illinois. Graduated from JJC and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois. He worked at Collins Radio in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Johnson & Johnson in Chicago; co-owned and operated LaSpen Engineering with my father; and became owner-operator of Spencer’s Jewelry in 1977. LaVerne’s daughter purchased the store the store in 2004. He continues to work there part-time, as needed.

LaVerne’s hobby is open-wheel auto racing. I am co-owner of a local club and own and maintain a midget race car.

He has two children, a son and a daughter, and two grandchildren. LaVerne’s wife has two daughters (one deceased), four grandchildren, one great-grandson, two step-granddaughters and two step great-grandchildren.

When the opening for custodian became available LaVerne felt this was something he could do. Being retired, he is available as needed. His wife volunteers and helps him with the tasks.

Youth Director Needed

Minooka United Methodist Church is accepting applications for a Youth Director. The job requires this person to plan, organize and coordinate weekly Sunday youth group activities during the school year and various outings throughout the year. This will involve the coordination of adult supervision, logistics, and reservations as well as provide programming during all such events.

Time commitment is expected to average 12-16 hours per week during the school year and 12-16 hours per month during the summer. Salary will be $12/hr.

Applicants will have a minimum of High School education. If you are interested in this position, please contact a member of the Staff Parish Relations Committee or the church office and submit your resume.