Conference Council

The Illinois Conference Council is responsible to conduct the affairs of the Illinois Conference, as would a Board of Directors for any company.

President – Mr. Mike Linder

Vice President – Rev. Kim Wood

Secretary – Ms. Kathy Hummel

Treasurer – Mr. Len Adell

Personnel – Rev. Tom Ewing

Finance, Admin & Business – Rev. Dave Bateman

Outdoor Ministries – Mr. Larry McCure

Conference Minister – Rev. Dr. Jorge Morales


Chicago Metropolitan Association Representatives

Moderator – Ms. Ann McCarthy
2018- Vacant
2018 – Ms. Laura Snowden Ingram
2018- Mr. Troy Underwood
2017 – (Youth) Vacant
2017 – Rev. Sally Scheib
2017 – (Youth) Vacant

Eastern Association Representatives

Moderator, Ms. Marva Campbell-Pruitt
2017 – Rev. Eric Quinney-Burnard
2018 – Rev. Thom Parrot-Sheffer

Fox Valley Association Representatives

Moderator, Rev. Lance Lackore
2017 – Mr. Frank Zavaski
2018- Vacant
2017 – (Youth) Vacant

Prairie Association Representatives

Moderator – Ms. Pat Bastian
2017 – Rev. Ivan Schoen
2018 – (Youth) Mr. John Kendall
2018 – Mr. Jim Barnes

Western Association Representatives

Moderator – Mr. Ken Webster
2017- Rev. Ken Kramer
2018 – (Youth) Mr. Silas Tockey
2018- Rev. Judy Kennedy

Conference Committee Representatives

Mission Support (2018) – Juanita Bradley
Justice Witness (2018) – Rev. Marilyn Pagán-Banks
Nominating (2017) – Ms. Sheryl Magee
LEEAP (2018) – Ms. Sammie Dortch
Annual Celebration Planning Comm. (2018) – Rev. Thom Parrot-Sheffer

Co-Opted Members (Voice without vote)

Community Renewal Society – Rev. Dr. Curtiss DeYoung
IL Conference of Churches – Rev. Marilyn Pagán-Banks
Conference Disaster Coordinator – Rev. Roger Dart
LGBT Liaison – Vacant
Immigration Task Force Liaison – Ms. Diane Herr

Conference Ministry Leadership Team (Voice without vote)

Associate Conference Minister – Rev. Vertie Powers, CMA
Acting Associate Conference Minister – Rev. Dr. James J. Olson, FVA and CMA
Associate Conference Minister – Rev. Kathy Lawes, Prairie and Western Associations
Associate Conference Minister – Rev. Tom Norwalk, Eastern and Western Associations
Interim Associate Conference Minister, Rev. David Russell (Stewardship and Church Vitality)
Conference Controller – Mr. Bill Serritella