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 one office and two camps. Our Ministry Leadership Team, which includes our Conference Minister and Associate Conference Ministers, are working remotely and can be contacted via the phone numbers or emails listed below.
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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
Conference Minister, Rev. Molly Carlson
Molly’s Cell Phone (708) 701-0451
Manager of Finances, Keith Clark-Hoyos
Support Staff for Administrative Assistance, Naomi Else
Support Staff for Operations, Lynn Chindlund
Support Staff for Communications and Technology, Rev. Sarah Lohrbach
(Conference E-Blast , Website and Social Media Support)
Thriving Pastors in Revitalizing Congregations (TPIRC)
Phone: (312) 971-7202
Project Director – Currently in Search
Coaching Coordinator, Rev. Dr. Kent Poindexter
Administrative Assistant, Kathy Brown
Pilgrim Park Camp
26449 1340 N Ave.
Princeton, IL 61356-8790
Phone (815) 447-2390 Fax (815) 447-2205
Site Director, Mitch Kloster
Assistant Site Director/ Resident Naturalist, Matt Martinkus
Conference Support Staff, Tara Cade
Tower Hill Camp
12173 Tower Hill Rd.
Sawyer, MI 49125
Phone (269) 426-3881 Fax (269) 426-8255
Site Director, Rev. Tracy Heilman
Conference Support Staff, Jeri Edelberg
Illinois Conference Placement Office
Conference Search and Call Specialist