Justice and Witness

This committee advocates and coordinates the conference-wide issues and concerns of justice and peace. Its purpose is to help the conference witness in action and other forms of communication to the Christian mandate to promote peace and justice in our homes, state, nation and world. As witness to God’s resurrection power, the committee shall endeavor to inspire all to act in a spirit of love, which takes away the justification for physical/ verbal abuse, violence and war.

Chair Rev. Marilyn Pagan-Banks

Chicago Metropolitan Association Representatives

2019 – Rev. Kevin Tindell
2019 – Mr. Jon Gilbert Martinez
2020 – Rev. Jamie Hawley
2020 – Vacant

Eastern Association Representatives

2019 – Rev. Melody Seaton
2020 – Mr. Mark Jacobs

Fox Valley Association Representatives

2019 – Ed Turk
2020 – Rev. Jeanne Murawski

Prairie Association Representatives

2019 – Vacant
2020 – Pastor Tito Cevallos

Western Association Representatives

2019 – Rev. Ken Webster
2020 – Rev. Mary Alice Suter

Conference Staff Consulting, Vacant

What does the Lord require of you?  To act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.  (Micah 6:8 – NIV)

Justice and Witness Mission Statement

The Justice and Witness Committee of the Illinois Conference shall raise awareness around issues of social justice by empowering congregations to develop strategies to address social injustice and by resourcing congregations in their struggle for justice and peace.