Outdoor Ministries

Chair, Rev. Kimberlee Whisler-Vasko

Co-Chair, Mr. Michael Cusack

Chicago Metropolitan Association Representatives

2021 – Rev. Mike Daly
2021 – Sally Scheib
2022 – Rev. Rudra Dundzila
2022 – Ms. Chris Raap
2023 – Rev. Chuck Mize
2023 – Ms. Sarah Jones

Eastern Association Representatives

2021 – Mr. Gary Dahn
2022 – Rev. Carol Currier-Frighetto
2023 – Rev. Andrew Gifford

Fox Valley Association Representatives

2021 – Ms. Jill Zavaski
2022 – Rev. Matt Mimlitz
2023 – Ms. Robin Thomas

Prairie Association Representatives

2021 – Ms. Colleen Lawrence
2022 – Rev. Bill Riegle
2023 – Mr. Jim Delmore

Western Association Representatives

2021 – Rev. Connie Leader
2022 – Mr. Dick Cridlebaugh
2023 – Rev. Jerry Tupper

At Large Representatives

2021 – Rev. Joe Ann Watson (EA)
2022 Ms. Jean Wildermuth (CMA)

Conference Personnel Committee Representative

Ms. Chris Raap

Conference FAB Representative

Rev. Connie Leader

Conference Council Representative


Conference Staff Consulting

Mr. Mitch Kloster, Mr. Matt Martinkus and Ms. Tara Cade, Pilgrim Park Camp

Rev. Tracy Heilman and Ms. Jeri Edelberg, Tower Hill Camp

Rev. Kathy Lawes, ACM serving  Prairie Association and Western Associations  

Rev. Molly Carlson, Conference Minister

The Illinois Conference of the United Church of Christ is blessed to have two Outdoor Ministry sites: Pilgrim Park Camp and Tower Hill Camp. Both Tower Hill and Pilgrim Park are open throughout the year in order to serve the needs of individuals, families, and churches of the both the Illinois Conference and the areas surrounding each camp.

Please contact these committee members if you have any comments or suggestions about Illinois Conference Outdoor Ministries.