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. Jorge Morales

Interim Associate Conference Minister, Rev. David Russell (Stewardship and Church Vitality)

Conference Controller, Mr. William Serritella

Conference Bookkeeper, Tracy Diehl

Conference Support Staff, Mrs. Naomi Else 

Conference Support Staff, Mrs. Carmen Torres (Also assists with E-News Blasts)

Conference E-News Editor, Ms. Jackie Moore

 

Chicago Metropolitan Association

1407 E. 60th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
Phone (773) 324-7650
Fax (773) 324-7692

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

Acting Associate Conference Minister, the Rev. Dr. James J. Olson, OCC. (Serving Chicago Metropolitan and Fox Valley Associations)

Conference Support Staff, Wayne MacPherson

 

Eastern Association

3682 Warwick Dr.
Crete, IL 60417
Phone (815) 768-5511
Fax (815) 464-2678 (Call First)

Associate Conference MinisterRev. Tom Norwalk (Eastern Association and Western Associations)

 

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. Dr. James J. Olson, OCC. (Serving Chicago Metropolitan and Fox Valley Associations)

 

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
Fax (309) 685-9679

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

Kathy’s Cell Phone (815) 501-2288

Associate Conference MinisterRev. Tom Norwalk (Eastern Association and Western Associations)

Tom’s Cell Phone (815) 768-5511

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

Acting Site DirectorMr. Douglas C. Pompey

 

Illinois Conference Placement Office

1409R Kelly Ave.
Peoria Heights, IL 61616
Phone (309) 685-5929 Fax (309) 685-9679

Conference Search and Call SpecialistConnie Owens