Our Team

The Chicagoland Lutheran Educational Foundation team is committed to upholding our vision that children in Chicagoland have the opportunity to experience Christ’s love and grace through a high-quality, values-based Christian education.

Janet Klotz


A product of Lutheran schools, including Concordia University Chicago, Janet Klotz has more than 25 years experience in leadership and volunteer positions for many community and nonprofit organizations. As founder of All Things Not-For-Profit, an events and public relations company, she has organized successful fundraising events for organizations such as Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Hinsdale Hospital Foundation, Condell Hospital, Robert Crown Center, Rotary Club of Hinsdale, and Zion Early Education Center. Janet joined the CLEF Board of Directors in 2011 and was named executive director in 2013.

Janet has served as vice president of Hinsdale Rotary Club, chair of Zion Lutheran Hinsdale’s Early Childhood Education Center, member of the Clarendon Hills Village Renovation Board and Clarendon Hills Library Board, chair of Clarendon Hills Infant Welfare Benefit, chair of Hinsdale Junior Women’s Club, and fundraiser and events coordinator for the Hinsdale Community House. Her creative and people skills serve her well in her multifaceted role as CLEF’s Executive Director.

Rachel Swanson

Director of Academic Excellence –

Monica Wetak

Business and Finance Manager –

Teresa Clark

Marketing Coordinator –

Sue Lorr

Executive Assistant and Events Coordinator –

Nina Pope

Programs Assistant –

Dawn Robinson

Chicago Public School Benefits Coordinator –

Cheryl Saiki

Special Education Coordinator –




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Important Message From Our Executive Director


We at CLEF are actively engaging and encouraging our schools during these stressful and difficult times.  Our commitment remains unchanged; to provide academic excellence to all students in our school communities within a safe and healthy Christian environment.