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

Conference Minister, Rev. Molly Carlson

Manager of Finances, Mr. Keith Clark-Hoyos

Conference Support Staff, Mrs. Naomi Else 

Conference Office Manager, Mrs. Carmen Torres 
(Conference E-Blast and Website Support
)

 

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

Associate Conference MinisterRev. Dr. Terrill Murff
(Chicago 
Metropolitan Association)

Conference Support Staff, Rev. Wayne MacPherson

 

Eastern Association
1840 Westchester Blvd, Suite 200
Westchester, IL 60154
Cell (630) 707-9991

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

Conference Support Staff, Mrs. Naomi Else 

 

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 and Eastern Association)

Kim’s Cell Phone (630) 707-9991

Conference Support Staff, Mrs. Naomi Else 

 

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
617 N. First Street
DeKalb, IL 60115
Kathy’s Cell Phone (815) 501-2288

Associate Conference Minister, Rev. Kathy Lawes
(Western Association and Prairie Association) 

Conference Support Staff, Ms. Julie Grendahl

 

Thriving Pastors in Revitalizing Congregations (TPIRC)
Phone: (312) 971-7202

Project Director, Rev. Michelle Hughes

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 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

Site Director, Rev. Tracy Heilman

Conference Support Staff, Ms. Jeri Edelberg

 

Illinois Conference Placement Office
Conference Search and Call Specialist,