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 Pagán-Banks

Chicago Metropolitan Association Representatives

2020 – Rev. Jamie Hawley
2020 – Vacant
2021 – Rev. Kevin Tindell
2021 – Rev. Kim Whisler-Vasko

Eastern Association Representatives

2020 – Mr. Mark Jacobs
2021 – Rev. Pat Morton

Fox Valley Association Representatives

2020 – Rev. Jeanne Murawski
2021 – Vacant

Prairie Association Representatives

2020 – Pastor Tito Cevallos
2021 – Vacant

Western Association Representatives

2020 – Rev. Mary Alice Suter
2021 – Mr. Ken Webster

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.