Conference Staff

The Illinois Conference is blessed to have dedicated staff serving, guiding and walking with our congregations and alternative ministry settings. There is a distinct commitment to partnership with clergy and lay leadership, and a desire to celebrate our diversity in the midst of finding strength in our oneness.

Currently, the Illinois Conference is staffing 5 offices and 2 camps.

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Illinois Conference of the United Church of Christ
1840 Westchester Blvd, Suite 200
Westchester, IL 60154
Phone (708) 344-4470  Fax (708) 344-4564

Interim Conference Minister, Rev. Justo González II

Associate Conference Minister, Rev. Michelle Hughes
(Vitality, Transformation and Sustainability)

Conference Controller, Mr. William Serritella

Conference Bookkeeper, Mrs. Tracy Diehl

Conference Support Staff, Mrs. Naomi Else 

Conference Support Staff, Mrs. Carmen Torres 
(Conference E-Blast Editorial Assistant and Website Support
)

Thriving Pastors in Revitalizing Congregations (TPIRC)
Administrative Assistant, Ms. Priscilla Rodriquez

 

Chicago Metropolitan Association
1407 E. 60th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
Phone (773) 324-7650

Associate Conference MinisterRev. Dr. Vertie Powers 
(Chicago 
Metropolitan Association)

Conference Support Staff, Rev. Wayne MacPherson

 

Eastern Association
14142 S. Butler Court
Plainfield, IL 60544
Cell (630) 707-9991

Acting Associate Conference MinisterRev. Kimberly Wood
(Eastern Association and Fox Valley Association (temporarily))

 

Fox Valley Association
1840 Westchester Blvd, Suite 200
Westchester, IL 60154
Phone (708) 344-4470
Fax (708) 344-4564

Acting Associate Conference Minister, the Rev. Kimberly Wood
(Fox Valley Associations (temporarily) and Eastern Association)

Kim’s Cell Phone (630) 707-9991

 

Prairie Association
617 N. First Street
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone (815) 758-3497
Fax (815) 758-5037

Associate Conference MinisterRev. Kathy Lawes
(Prairie Association and Western Associations)  

Kathy’s Cell Phone (815) 501-2288

Conference Support Staff, Ms. Julie Grendahl

 

Western Association
1409R Kelly Ave.
Peoria Heights, IL 61616
Phone (309) 685-5929

Associate Conference Minister, Rev. Kathy Lawes
(Western Association and Prairie Association) 
Kathy’s Cell Phone (815) 501-2288

Conference Support StaffMs. Connie Owens 
(Also Illinois Conference Search and Call Specialist)

 

Pilgrim Park Camp
26449 1340 N Ave.
Princeton, IL 61356-8790
Phone (815) 447-2390 Fax (815) 447-2205

Site DirectorMr. Mitch Kloster

Assistant Site Director/ Resident NaturalistMr. Matt Martinkus

Conference Support StaffMs. Tara Cade

 

Tower Hill Camp
12173 Tower Hill Rd.
Sawyer, MI 49125
Phone (269) 426-3881 Fax (269) 426-8255

Interim Site Director, Rev. Peggy Johnson

Conference Support Staff, Ms. Jeri Edelberg

 

Illinois Conference Placement Office
1409R Kelly Ave.
Peoria Heights, IL 61616
Phone (309) 685-5929

Conference Search and Call SpecialistMs. Connie Owens