Stewardship Committee

This committee offers assistance and resources to Local Congregations in the area of Stewardship Ministry:

  • Providing training and assistance in using “Consecrating Stewards,” Stewardship Principles, every member canvass and other Stewardship methods and strategies;
  • Informing, educating and building awareness about mission and ministry made possible through Our Church’s Wider Mission;
  • Helping to strengthen covenantal relationships between the Local Church and the Illinois Conference;
  • Providing speaker, visiting/guest Stewards for Stewardship Campaigns, Mission Moments, etc;
  • Helping to interpret the Wider Mission of the Church and Strengthening Local Church relationships with Global Mission.
    Helping make missionaries available to Local Congregations, Stewardship and Mission Committees.

The Stewardship Team provides one annual Conference-wide event for local congregational leaders in areas such as:

  • Our Church’s Wider Mission: Reaching Out Here and Beyond
  • The Stewardship Adventure
  • The Stewardship of the Human Body
  • Other events jointly sponsored with the Stewardship and Church

Mentoring by the Stewards Team

Local congregations are invited to identify Congregational Stewards to become part of the Stewardship Team and be mentored and trained to promote stewardship at the local setting.

Other Areas of Service to the Local Church

Consulting Stewards are available to assist local churches and provide training to congregations:

  • Spiritual gifts ministries
  • Wills and deferred giving
  • Tissue, fluid and organ donation
  • Consecrating Stewardship Program
  • Others

Other gatherings at conference and association level to network, share and growth in stewardship and mission development.



Rev. Melody Seaton

Chicago Metropolitan Association Representatives

Rev. Gwendolyn Kirkland
Mr. Tony Brown
Ms. Harlette Washington
Ms. Ethel Southern

Eastern Association Representatives

Rev. Deborah Owen
Mr. Larry McCure

Fox Valley Association Representatives

Mr. Russ Graunke

Prairie Association Representatives

Rev. Dave Bateman
Ms. Lauri Allen

Western Association Representatives

Rev. Robert Sherman

FAB Representative

Rev. Dave Bateman

Conference Staff Member Consulting

Rev. Molly Carlson, Conference Minister