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 – Rev. Chuck Maney

Vice President – Mr. David Holston

Secretary – Ms. Kathy Hummel

Treasurer – Mr. Len Adell

Personnel – Rev. Tom Ewing

Finance, Admin & Business – Rev. Dave Bateman

Outdoor Ministries – Mr. Brett Johnson

Interim Conference Minister – Rev. Justo González II


Chicago Metropolitan Association Representatives

Moderator – Ms. Juanita Bradley
Vice Moderator 2019 – Ms. Regina Glenn Caldwell
2019 – (Youth) Vacant
2019 – Rev. Gloria Cox
2019 – Rev. Charlene Hill
2020 – (Youth) Vacant

Eastern Association Representatives

Moderator – Rev. Eric Quinney-Burnard
2020 – Ms. Sheryll Bray
2021 – Mr. Ernie Potter

Fox Valley Association Representatives

Moderator – Rev. Catherine Erwin
2019 – Ms. Robin Thomas
2020 – Rev. Kendra Joyner-Miller
2020 – (Youth) Vacant

Prairie Association Representatives

Moderator – Rev. Bill Riegle
2020 – Mr. Jim Barnes
2020 – (Youth) Mr. John Kendall

Western Association Representatives

Moderator – Ms. Sue Welch
2020 – Rev. Jon Prain
2020 – Ms. Doreve Cridlebaugh
2020 – (Youth) Vacant

Conference Committee Representatives

Mission Support (2020) – Rev. Kris Hewitt
Justice Witness (2020) – Rev. Marilyn Pagán-Banks
Nominating (2019) – Ms. Belinda Gross
LEEAP (2018) – Rev. Jason Coulter
Annual Celebration Planning Comm. (2019) – Rev. Jana Chwalisz

Co-Opted Members (Voice without vote)

Community Renewal Society – Rev. Robbie Craig
Clergy Community of Practice Chair – Rev. Lucas King
Illinois 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. Dr. Vertie Powers, CMA
Acting Associate Conference Minister – Rev. Dr. James J. Olson, Fox Valley and CMA
Associate Conference Minister – Rev. Kathy Lawes, Prairie and Western Associations
Acting Associate Conference Minister – Rev. Kimberly Wood, Eastern and Western Associations
Associate Conference Minister – Rev. Michelle Hughes (Vitality, Transformation and Sustainability)
Conference Controller – Mr. Bill Serritella