Stephanie Grossoehme

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Our new communications manager is Brittany Booth, a well-rounded addition to the team. After receiving her B.S. in both Multimedia Communications and Art from Olivet Nazarene University in 2015, Brittany started working in Kankakee as a freelance photographer, reporter, and graphic designer for a local newspaper: The Daily Journal. Although she enjoyed being able to practice her creativity in the field of journalism, she wanted to use her skills in a new way—through marketing. It…
Last month, 8899 pastors joined an amicus (friend of the court) brief in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, standing up to protect the ministerial housing allowance which was declared unconstitutional by a federal judge in October 2017. Mauck & Baker attorney Noel W. Sterett helped write the amicus brief together with Alliance Defending Freedom. In the suit, Gaylor v. Mnuchin, Freedom from Religion Foundation founders Annie Laurie Gaylor and Dan Barker, filed their taxes…
How can there be such a thing as Christian attorneys? We get that question a lot. If you read our monthly newsletters you already know that we are not subtle about our faith or our effort to serve churches and ministries. We even unapologetically named our podcast Lawyers for Jesus. But that is just part of what makes us different. We strongly believe that we are meant to use our legal skills for the good…
By Noel W. Sterett, attorney at Mauck & Baker, LLC On Tuesday, the United States Supreme Court heard oral argument in NIFLA v. Becerra, a case involving California’s effort to restrict and compel the speech of pro-life pregnancy care centers. Since Mauck & Baker had filed an amicus brief in the case on behalf of twenty-three Illinois centers, I made sure to get a front row seat for the argument and it didn’t disappoint. As…
I had been practicing law about six years and had just recommitted my life to following Jesus in the prior year. My law practice was primarily real estate and one day I was negotiating a real estate contract over the phone with an attorney named Nick. As we went from paragraph to paragraph reviewing the contract and agreeing to changes, I had a thought, tell Nick about Jesus. I immediately dismissed the thought. A minute…
On March 20, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear oral arguments in an important case about whether pro-life pregnancy centers can be forced to advertise abortion information. A case out of California, these pregnancy centers are being targeted for their commitment to protecting life and providing low-cost pregnancy support services to women. Mauck & Baker attorney Noel Sterett will be attending the oral argument in Washington, DC. Please join us in praying…
In January we filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on behalf of our client Sandra (Mendoza) Rojas, an experienced pediatric nurse who worked for the county for eighteen years. In 2017, she was unlawfully discriminated against and ultimately terminated by the Winnebago County Health Department for her beliefs about the dignity of life and inability to participate in an abortion or provide abortion-related services. Federal law prohibits health departments…
In January we filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on behalf of our client Sandra (Mendoza) Rojas, an experienced pediatric nurse who worked for the county for eighteen years. In 2017, she was unlawfully discriminated against and ultimately terminated by the Winnebago County Health Department for her beliefs about the dignity of life and inability to participate in an abortion or provide abortion-related services. Federal law prohibits health departments…
Recently, I had the opportunity to interview Jeanne Ives on the Lawyers for Jesus radio show (Listen here). Jeanne Ives is a remarkable woman who is running for governor of Illinois in the upcoming Republican Primary. Remarkable, not only for the common sense fiscal policies she brings to the state’s legislature which has bankrupted this state, but for the courage of her convictions as she stands against this State’s increasing moral bankruptcy. Unlike…
For a Presbyterian or Reformed pastor to pack heat seems like bad form, given their conviction in the sovereignty of God. Likewise, I wouldn’t expect your typical Mennonite, Amish or Quaker pastor to be packing, since they believe in turning the other cheek and loving one’s enemies, and it is hard to love someone when you are busy shooting them. Common sense tells you that much. Methodists, once conservative, now liberal, are of course confused…