Northern Illinois Open Letter to the Bishop
Northern Illinois Annual Conference Members


March 26, 2019

Bishop Sally Dyck,

We greet you as a beloved sibling in Christ!

We write to you as people of the Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church: Laity, Local Pastors, Deacons, Elders, and more, to acknowledge the harm done by the Special Session of General Conference.
For more than 40 years, our denomination has continued to do harm to LGBTQIA+ persons and this General Conference just magnified that. It breaks our hearts that the United Methodist Church continues to disregard the gifts of LGBTQIA+ persons for ordained ministry and deny the sacredness of same gender weddings. More than that, we recognize that the repercussions of religious bigotry like this have an impact far beyond our denomination.
Bishop we confess that we have been complicit in the harm done to our LGBTQIA+ siblings and need to repent.To the LGBTQIA+ community, we are sorry. We are sorry for the times in which our silence and inaction have made us complicit with the harm done. We are sorry for the times that we have asked you to be anything less than your full self in hopes of appeasing those who would exclude you. We are sorry for the times when we failed to prioritize your voice in conversations about you.
We know that it is not enough to express remorse for what happened in the past, so now we, as members of the Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church offer up these actions as we seek to live as the body of Christ, no longer harming our LGBTQIA+ members.

We will celebrate the gifts that you have for ministry in the church! Throughout time, LGBTQIA+ persons have offered their many gifts for ministry as laity and clergy. We will receive with joy your ministry as Sunday School teachers, missionaries, Elders, Deacons, Home Missioners, Deaconesses, music ministers, committee chairs and so much more! We implore our District Committees on Ordained Ministry and our Board of Ordained Ministry to recognize and affirm the gifts of called persons, including LGBTQIA+ persons. We will not object to your ministry because of your sexual orientation or gender identity, be that ordained ministry or ministry of the laity.

We will honor your love as holy, good, and sacred. We recognize that same gender marriages are sacred covenants, worthy of celebrating in our churches and with our clergy. You are our family and your love is welcome here! We will not file charges against clergy who officiate same gender weddings.

We will not hold our bishop, cabinet, Board of Ordained Ministry, and clergy accountable to the discriminatory language in the Book of Discipline. It is wrong to identify any group of people as incompatible with Christian teaching. It is wrong to make LGBTQIA+ second-class members of our faith communities by not allowing their weddings to happen in our church buildings with our clergy and disavowing of their gifts for ordained ministry. It is wrong to keep funding from supporting ministry that accepts and supports LGBTQIA+ people. We will expect the bishop, cabinet, Board of Ordained Ministry, and clergy to lead in the inclusive spirit of Christ so that we can truly be the Church. Be bold! Dream with us what it looks like to live into the Kin-dom of God here on earth! Act not from a fear of consequences but from hope for what can be.

We will not stop addressing injustice once the discriminatory language of the Book of Discipline is no longer the law of the church. Oppression is rooted together. We cannot truly be an inclusive church if we do not also address racism, classism, ableism, sexism, xenophobia, and ageism. We will continue to live out our baptismal vows by accepting the freedom and power God gives us to resist evil, injustice, and oppression in whatever forms they take in our hearts, in our churches, and in the world.

Bishop, these are the actions we offer up as part of the Northern Illinois Conference. We invite you to not only join us, but to LEAD as we seek a new way of being the church.

With Love, in Peace, towards Justice,


The People of Northern Illinois

Elaine Rogalla Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Deborah Anderson-Phillips Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Elisa Gatz Sterling: Wesley
Adrian Hill West Dundee
Rev. Anna Voinovich Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Rev. Rachel Birkhahn-Rommelfanger Faith UMC: Dolton, IL
Rev. Rosa Lee Wesley Foundation at NIU
Rev. Paul H. Lee
Rev. B.J. Birkhahn-Rommelfanger Bethany Retirement Chestnut Square
Alexander Dungan Kingswood United Methodist Church
Rev. Matthew Mariani Hampshire: First and Zion
Gloria Feliciano Feltman Urban Village Church- Edgewater
Sharon Fu First United Methodist Church, West Dundee
Mary Kay Baldino First United Methodist Church, Arlington Heights
James Fu Christ United Methodist Church, Elmhurst
Nadia Kanhai Naperville- Grace
Michelle Kristelis First United Methodist Church, Arlington Heights
Cassandra Smith Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Ian Pitcher Barrington United Methodist Church
Judy Koptik Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Rev. Melissa Meyers Faith UMC: Freeport
Cami J Koptik Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Dr. Rolf Nolasco, Jr. Edison Park United Methodist Church
Charles Andrew Nordahl Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Kim Palanichamy First United Methodist Church, Arlington Heights
Jenny Kirkpatrick Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Rev. Alka Lyall Broadway United Methodist Church
Rev. Gregory D Gross Berry UMC
Robert C Koptik Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Rev. Luke Pepper
Kalie Hughes UVC Edgewater
Sara Voinovich First United Methodist Church, Arlington Heights
Rev. Carol Hill Park Ridge Community Church
Layne Wells Barrington UMC
Rev. Will Ed Green Foundry UMC
Mary McNeill First UMC, West Dundee
Rev. Grace Imathiu First UMC, Evanston
Holly McNeill First UMC, West Dundee
Rev. Jin-Hee Kang Winthrop Harbor UMC, Living Faith UMC
Pastor Maddie Johnson Barrington UMC
Sue Klock Wesley UMC, Sterling
Rev. Kwang Sung Lim Joyful Spirit UMC, Ingleside
Julie Stone Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Bob Williams Barrington UMC
Rev. Hyewon Sophia Hyon
Dr. Susan Provow Inks Wesley United Methodist Church, Sterling
William A. Inks Wesley United Methodist Church, Sterling
Julie Bruno, MSW LCSW No Church Home
Elizabeth Williams First United Methodist Church, Arlington Heights
Ina Osborn Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Dr. Ray Osborn Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Kim Dungan Kingswood United Methodist Church
Danielle Dickinson Kingswood United Methodist Church
Erin O’Donovan Kingswood United Methodist Church
Rev. Jeremiah Thompson Wesley (Sterling IL)
Johnny Ford Kingswood United Methodist Church
Deacon Grant Swanson Urban Village Church
Rene E. Morris Wesley UMC, Sterling
Margaret Isaacson 1st UMC, Chicago Temple
Jessica Truedson Wesley United Methodist Church
Emma Trevor Urban Village Church, Chicago
Dr. Beth Jacobs Wesley United Methodist Church
Gloria Grant Wesley United Methodist Church, Sterling
Jackie Turffs Wesley United Methodist Church
Jon Fallon Broadway United Methodist Church, Chicago
Jan Andersen Wesley UMC, Sterling
Rachael Turffs Wesley United Methodist Church
Mary Spitzer Wesley United Methodist Church, Sterling
Edward Andersen Wesley United Methodist Church-Sterling
Beth Mathew Wesley United Methodist Church, Sterling
Kathryn E. Herath Wesley UMC, Sterling
Rev. Dr. Anne C. Hampson FUMC, Evanston secondary appointment
Caryl A. Safford Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Don Safford Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Rev. Dr. Myron F. McCoy First United Methodist Church at Chicago Temple
Debbie Gray Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Kerri Crandell Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Rev. Michael Mann St. Andrew Carol Stream
Sue Blair Smith Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Lilian Ficht Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Patti Staley Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Angela M Loveless Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Ed Chalberg Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Geoffrey Foote Living Faith UMC
Dawn Davis Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Reese Davis Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Brett Goad Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Nancy Bifulco Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Gretchen Shearer Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Evan Gutierrez Berry UMC
Linda Main Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Marie Clements Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Rev. Curtis M. Rolfe Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Bruce W. Ritter Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Dana Murphy Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Karin Schroeder Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Rev. Timothy Biel Jr.
Susan Lemerand Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Laura Loos Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Megan Nystrom Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Owen Nystrom Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
April Gutierrez Berry UMC
Kate Loos Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Maria Lippert Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Olivia Bifulco Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Janet Fechner Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Elizabeth Evans First United Methodist Church Arlington Heights
Verla Boyle Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Nick Loos Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Carol J. Lysne, Ph.D. Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Lenore Pitstick Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Jim Motzer Berry Memorial United Methodist Church
Shelly Davenport Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Dave Donahue Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Janet Farral Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Mark Pitstick Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Jim Gracey Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Michael J. Davenport Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Katherine Gracey Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Susan Geil Berry Memorial
Frankie Robinson Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Claude Nesbit Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Jessie Cunningham Homewood: St. Andrew
Devra S. Dunham Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Diane R. Cole Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Kathy Kreps Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Carolyn Heuck Wesley United Methodist Church, Sterling
Charles Kreps Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Rev. John Smoke Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Sarah DeMink Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Ashley Vondrasek Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Michelle Vondrasek Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Thomas Frerk First United Methodist Church Arlington Heights
Mike Burrows Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Dawn Burrows Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Marshall J. Schmidt Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Sally DeBraal Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
David Gill Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Stephanie Sutton First United Methodist Church Arlington Heights
Barbara J. Pickett Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Cassandra Gallagher Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
David Neve Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Ray Ostwald Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Krista Paradiso Elston Avenue United Methodist Church
Allen DeBraal Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Jessica Brandis Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Chris Brandis Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Jean Bahler Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Leah MA Ostwald Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Richard DeMink Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Joy Thorbjornsen-Coates Berry Memorial UMC Chicago
Rev. Lois McCullen Parr Faith Dolton
Rev. Sherrie Lowly Northbrook United Methodist Church
Romeo Pioquinto Living Faith UMC
Ellen Feliciano Urban Village Church- Edgewater, Chicago
Sarai Olmos Berry United Methodist Church
Jami Johnson United Methodist Church of Geneva
Alice Lonoff Northbrook United Methodist Church
Pastor Joel McClellan Pawpaw and Compton United Methodist Churches
Chad Sutton First United Methodist Church Arlington Heights
Pastor Leanne Keate Tampico and Harmon UMC
Brent Holman-Gomez Berry Church
Emily Les Community UMC Naperville
Rev. Wesley Dorr, Deacon Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Rec. Cerna Castro Rand Prince of Peace United Methodist Church
Rev. Britt Cox Church of the Three Crosses
Linda Fay IPUMC, Chicago
Gloria Burzynski Prince of Peace United Methodist Church Elk Grove
Nancy Jean Pendergrass First UMC, Evanston
Linda Sato Geneva United Methodist Church
Ken Sato United Methodist Church of Geneva
Christopher Schmal UMC Geneva
Sabrina Bermingham United Church of Rogers Park
Jayne Anderson Euclid Avenue
Rev. Paul Nick Nicholas CUMC Naperville
Rev. Hope Chernich Irving Park UMC and Grace Logan Square
Rev. Dr. Barbara Javore
Steven Bigden-Russell Winthrop Harbor UMC
Sharon Anderson UMC of Geneva
Jim Hagedorn First UMC of Evanston
Rev. Heesung Hwang
Elizabeth Dungan Kingswood United Methodist Church
Robert Bigden-Russell Winthrop Harbor UMC
Steve Betzner FUMC, Evanston
Charlie Dennis Irving Park UMC
Pastor Jeff Brace Capron/Chemung United Methodist Church
Betsy Boswell Prince of Peace UMC
Kelly L. Meloy United Methodist Church of Geneva
Veronica Biazo First United Methodist Church of Arlington Heights
Amanda Tjarks Grace United Methodist Church
Clayton Edwards Kingswood United Methodist Church
Judith Pohlman Prince of Peace UMC
Rev. Mary Rawlinson UCRP
Grace Nordahl Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Rev. Sharon E. Rice Belvidere First
Rev. Thomas Rawlinson
Carol Zars United Methodist Church of Geneva
Christine V. Hides
Jananne Clemens Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Lana Stafford Channahon UMC
Ed Miner First United Methodist Church Elmhurst
Melody Canak Prince of Peace UMC Elk Grove
Jaimie Roberts-Duarte Prince of Peace United Methodist Church
Rev. Bonny Roth First UMC, Evanston
Dr. Lisa Sharp Grace UMC of Logan Square
Kate Lewis-Lakin Urban Village Church- Edgewater
Katie Brick First UMC, Evanston
Chris Nieuwsma First United Methodist Church Evanston
Sue Callison First United Methodist Church Evanston
Charlie Callison First United Methodist Church Evanston
Paul Spence First UMC Evanston
Lisa Rock First United Methodist Church Evanston
Robin Hughes First United Methodist Church Evanston
Michael R Butz First United Methodist Church Evanston
Kathy Cheney-Egan, Diaconal Minister FUMC Evanston
Nancy Landrum First United Methodist Church Evanston
Ruth M. Ferris First United Methodist Church Evanston
Cody Michael Bradley
Rev. Bonnie Beckonchrist First UMC Evanston
Laura Boutross Evanston
Frank C. Montagna III First United Methodist Church Evanston
Megan Bloem First United Methodist Church Evanston
Jonathan Nieuwsma First United Methodist Church Evanston
Ann Weatherhead First United Methodist Church Evanston
Max Johnson First United Methodist Church
Kali Jankovich First UMC Evanston
Josh Williams First United Methodist Church Evanston
Laura Mills First United Methodist Church Evanston
Thomas Daly FUMC Evanston
Sina Kraneis Irving Park UMC
Nancy Braund-Boruch FUMC Evanston
Rachel Fowler FUMC Evanston
Kendra Purscell-Jackson Church of the Three Crosses
Dr. Elizabeth A. Swanick First UMC Evanston
Rev. Claire Marich Downers Grove First UMC
Rev. Eric Doolittle Chaplain at North Central College
Margo Brown FUMC Evanston
Jill S. Hunt First United Methodist Church Evanston
Clayton Root FUMC Evanston
Lynn Forbing First UMC Evanston
Ann Covode First United Methodist Church Evanston
Amy Lane First UMC Park Ridge
Destiny Lane First UMC Evanston
Dr. Catherine Whitcomb First United Methodist Church Evanston
Roland J. Hinz First United Methodist Church Evanston
Mrs. Heather Conlon FUMC Evanston
Hannah De Priest First United Methodist Church Evanston
Sally Riessen Hunt First United Methodist Church Evanston
Calvin Bradford First UMC Evanston
Matthew Moy Johnson First United Methodist Church Evanston
Carol Bradford First UMC Evanston
Rev. Donald A. Baker First UMC Evanston (retired)
Alli Henry First United Methodist Church Evanston
Carrie Jeffers Trinity United Methodist Church, Wilmette
Christine Webler First UMC Evanston
Ed Webler First UMC Evanston
Dr. Richard Hubbard First UMC Evanston
Rev. Dr. Norval I. Brown Deerfield: Christ UMC
Chaneice Brown First United Methodist Church Evanston
Marlene Morton Berry Memorial
Rev. Joseph A. Johnson Elmhurst: FUMC
Linda Sagan Harrier Evanston First United Methodist Church
Eunbae Doh Church of the Incarnation
Margaret Ann Crain Currently Bellevue UMC, Nashville
Mary Babler Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Barb Miller First UMC Evanston
Frank A. Rose First UMC Evanston
Ann Wehmeyer First UMC Evanston
Deb Hays FUMC Evanston
Rev. Blaine Rader Ph.D. First UMC Evanston
Samuel Harper Overton First United Methodist Church Evanston
Jack Phillips Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Terri Nelson First United Methodist Church
Nancy Rose FUMC Evanston
Jessica Radcliffe FUMC Evanston
Elizabeth Tipton First United Methodist Church Evanston
Keith Rawson United Methodist Church of Geneva
Rev. Jane Cheema First United Methodist Church Evanston
Jordan Bloem First UMC Evanston
Mary Taylor-Johnson First United Methodist Church Evanston
David Ball First United Methodist Church Evanston
Rev. Lisl Heymans Paul Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Rev. Dr. Jack Seymour Retired
Rev Robert Burkhart New Hope UMC Chicago
Shirley Burkhart New Hope UMC Chicago
Rev. Luis F. Reyes First UMC of Lombard
Brenda Merritt Genoa Faith
Lynette Ric Grace Lake Bluff
Rev. Lynn Mikels First United Methodist Church Arlington Heights
Martha Rudy FUMC Evanston
Stephen Brawn First UMC Evanston
Robert Anderson Glen Ellyn United Methodist Church
Dr. Robert H. Jordan Jr. First UMC Evanston
Matthew J Simmons 1st UMC Evanston
Louise Miller Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Kathryn Calkins First UMC Evanston
Tina Cheema First United Methodist Church Evanston
Christine McGuire First United Methodist Church Evanston
David Dias United Methodist Church of Geneva
Larry Ter Molen Evanston First United Methodist
Edna Ter Molen Evanston First United Methodist
Christina Crusius First United Methodist Church Arlington Heights
Jeneane Pence First United Methodist Church Evanston
Jon Wachs First United Methodist Church
Donna Lee Gulley Northbrook United Methodist Church
Carol Kriekard First UMC Evanston
Caitlin Closser Grace Church of Logan Square
Joshua Ochs First United Methodist Church Evanston
Don Dunham Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Rebecca S Smith FUMC Evanston
Gayle Webber First UMC Evanston
Marianne Rosser Wesley UMC Sterling
Patricia Crusius First United Methodist Church Arlington Heights
Krys Juleen First UMC Evanston
Charlie Jacobson Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Wendy Dunnington FUMCAH
Pam Kendall FUMC Evanston
Scott Nelson First UMC Evanston
Rev. Melissa Earley First United Methodist Church Arlington Heights
Jennifer Wolfe First United Methodist Church Evanston
Carole Davenport
Alan Leard United Methodist Church of Geneva
Rev. Wendy A. Witt 1st UMC/Chicago Temple
Marci Evans Prince of Peace United Methodist Church
Patty Baler Evanston First UMC
Kristen Kennedy Grace United Methodist Church
Cheryl Haack First United Methodist Church Evanston
Bryan Zera Grace United Methodist Church
Rev. Juyeon Jeon Faith UMC Genoa
Sigrid P. Perry First United Methodist Church Evanston
Allison Greer First United Methodist Church Evanston
Philip A Perry First United Methodist Church Evanston
Dylan Hinrichs Music Director Sterling Wesley United Methodist Church
Tony Johnson Church of the Three Crosses
Rev. Megan Thompson
Jan Chapin First United Methodist Church Evanston
Ann Robbins First United Methodist Church Evanston
Suzanne Nice First United Methodist Church Arlington Heights
Jessica Chadwick FUMC Evanston
Madeleine Nowak UMC Geneva
Rev. Hannah Hwa-Young Chong Community UMC, Naperville
Jean Maloney Euclid Avenue UMC
Todd Bowen First UMC Evanston
Rev. Chris Winkler Barrington Church
Jan Conner First United Methodist Church Evanston
Brad Woodman FUMC Evanston
Lisa Schilling FUMC Evanston
Carol Szabo Geneva
Mary Ann Loveall Prince of Peace UMC
Roxann Leard Geneva United Methodist Church
Greta Connor First United Methodist Church Evanston
Kelley Nelson United Methodist Church of Geneva
Andrew Connor First United Methodist Church Evanston
Steve Michel Sterling Wesley UMC
Rev. Janet Lutz First United Methodist Church Evanston
Margot Connor First United Methodist Church Evanston
Daniel Crusius First United Methodist Church Arlington Heights
Rev. Larry Dunlap-Berg ABLC
Martha Strong First United Methodist Church Evanston
Tina Felckowski Irving Park UMC
Rev. Glenna Olumstad
Carol Rich Geneva United Methodist Church
Mark Kendall First United Methodist Church Evanston
Sam Park Bethany of Fox Valley United Methodist Church
Elisa Lindstrom First United Methodist Church Evanston
Dr. Richard Hubbard FUMC Evanston
IL You (유일) First United Methodist Church Evanston
Emily Howdyshell Urban Village Church
Jill Wood-Naatz Our Redeemer’s UMC
Alisa Lipscombe Urban Village Church
Tim Good Manhattan UMC
Hong-kien Jeremiah Lee CUMC Naperville
Tom Snider First Church Evanston
Paula Carter Bass FUMC Evanston
Mark Immer
Geoffrey Kruse-Safford
Alexa Starr FUMC Evanston
Brian Starr FUMC Evanston
Grant Bailey First United Methodist Church Evanston
Andrew Funk First United Methodist Church Evanston
Carolyn Donnelly Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Krista Cobb First United Methodist Church at the Chicago Temple
Marlea Smith Prince of Peace UMC Elk Grove
Dr. Susie Zeiser First UMC Evanston
Rev. Lisa Telomen First UMC of LaGrange
Bill Baty First United Methodist Church Park Ridge
Ina Munar Millbrook UMC
Rev. Marti Scott Euclid Avenue, Oak Park
Renato Magno Kingswood United Methodist Church
Dina Magno Kingswood United Methodist Church
Lindsey Volz First United Methodist Church of LaGrange
Judith Campbell First United Methodist Church
Wendy Nystrom Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Karla J Gulley Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Robert Walters Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Rev. Thomas Babler Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Susan Newman Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Rev. Dr. Phyllis Bird FUMC Evanston (retired)
Glynis Doyle FUMC Evanston
S. Kim Coffing FUMC Evanston
Rodney Telomen FUMC LaGrange
Jen DiSessa First United Methodist LaGrange
Rev. Dean L Francis Retired Elder NIC
Katherine Scotty First United Methodist Church LaGrange
Ben Campney The Chicago Temple
George Evans Prince of Peace Elk Grove
Michael Popplewell UMC Geneva
Joann Rea FUMC Evanston
John Rea FUMC Evanston
Rev. Julie Windsor Mitchell University Christian Ministry at Northwestern
Mary Cox First United Methodist Church Evanston
Susan Dal Porto Roselle UMC
Jon Vander Woude Urban Village Church
Kimberly Lichtenberger Kingswood United Methodist Church
Val Sutton Roselle United Methodist Church
Kristi Kamykowski FUMC LaGrange
Jonathan Easter FUMC Evanston
Gina Cline Prince of Peace UMC Elk Grove
Rev. Tammy Scott Sugar Grove United Methodist Church
Rev. Doc Newcomb Marengo United Methodist Church
Dave Cooper First United Methodist Church LaGrange
Linda Graham First United Methodist Church LaGrange
Pastor Cheri Stewart Ottawa First UMC
Carol Shauf Good Samaritan UMC Addison
Katie Smith Grace United Methodist Church Naperville
Moriah Safford
Kay Rothlisberger FUMC Lockport
Larry W. Wilson, Ph.D. United Methodist Church; Chicago Temple
Rev. Donna Hoffman Mount Carroll UMC
Pastor Leslie Stanford Shirland UMC
Bill Baur Prince of Peace Elk Grove
Martha Baur Prince of Peace Elk Grove
Rev. Dr. John Alan Boryk retired
Betty Meinders Marengo UMC
Jennifer Johnston FUMC LaGrange
Kris Kallembach First United Methodist Church Evanston
Rev. David P. Aslesen First United Methodist Church Park Ridge
Romelio Vargas First United Methodist Church Evanston
Hattie Koher FUMC LaGrange
Jean Moe Sterling Wesley United Methodist Church
Sarah Gray DUMC Mt. Morris
Dennis Bute First United Methodist Ottawa
Rev. Bettye Mixon Centennial UMC Rockford
Kathy Pratt-Holden Prince of Peace UMC Elk Grove
Tom Holden Prince of Peace UMC Elk Grove
Peggy Hansen St. Andrew Carol Stream
Katie Duggan First United Methodist Church
Phil Loveall Prince of Peace Elk Grove
Sue Hendrickson Grace United Methodist Church Naperville
Roger Hendrickson Grace United Methodist Church Naperville
John Kerastas First United Methodist Church Evanston
Stephen Armstrong FUMC Evanston
Terry Thompson Hinsdale United Methodist Church
Janice Miller First United Methodist Church LaGrange
Hal Miller First United Methodist Church LaGrange
Debbie Neuland FUMC LaGrange
Tom Huber Faith United Methodist Church Freeport
Peg Huber Faith United Methodist Church Freeport
Linda Tamlyn UMC Geneva
Tracy McCannon Sugar Grove United Methodist Church
Edmund Hansen First United Methodist Church Park Ridge
Kathryn Hansen First United Methodist Church Park Ridge
Jon Stewart Ottawa First United Methodist Church
Kathryn Stallcup First United Methodist Church Evanston
Rev. David Poust Walnut UMC
Rev. Matthew Krings
Diane Morales Sugar Grove United Methodist Church
Rev. Laura Barkley Salem United Methodist Church
Rob Federer First United Methodist Church Evanston
Sally Fitzgerald Mydill Prince of Peace United Methodist Church Elk Grove
M. Todd Hess, CEI Pecatonica United Methodist Church
David E. Carlson Prince of Peace UMC Elk Grove
LaVerne R. Carlson Prince of Peace UMC Elk Grove
Jeremy Dembowski Prince of Peace UMC Elk Grove
Pamela Hess Pecatonica United Methodist Church
Candi Boutwell FUMC Evanston
Diane Brouch Sugar Grove UMC
Rev. Christian Coon Urban Village Church
Clayton Hess Pecatonica United Methodist Church
John Rea FUMC Evanston
Kim Nelson Sugar Grove UMC
Barbara Harrison FUMC Evanston
Rev. Charles Straight Faith Church- Dolton
Emily Chlapik FUMC LaGrange
Deborah Zimmerman FUMC Evanston
Jean Ottens Mount Carroll UMC
Diane Lotko Baker FUMC Evanston
Veronique Saxe United Methodist Church Geneva
Angela Sternburgh Kingswood United Methodist Church
Jason Sternburgh Kingswood United Methodist Church
Sara Coombs Grace United Methodist Joliet
Christina Zentner FUMC Evanston
Rev. Douglas Bowden Grace United Methodist Church Naperville
Mary Bowden Grace United Methodist Church Naperville
Deb Brown Faith United Methodist Church Freeport
Selena Jankiewicz First United Methodist Church Evanston
Dr. James D. McHolland First UMC Evanston
Cass McHolland First United Methodist Church Evanston
Wendy J. Avner Kingswood UMC
Melissa Hampson
Susan Rizzo Prince of Peace UMC Elk Grove
Kim Russett First United Methodist Church LaGrange
Evelyn McGowan First United Methodist Church Evanston
Kezia Zakem Berry Memorial UMC, Chicago
Kaitlyn Frantz UVC Edgewater/ Inclusive Collective
Janet Lee Koenig-Nelson
Robert L. Walters First United Methodist Church DeKalb
Karen Syverson Berry UMC
Linda Buhr FUMC DeKalb
Rev. Craig Robert Miller NIC retired
Janelle Henson Rock Falls United Methodist Church
Sylvia Hibbard
Bruce M. Cratty Montrose Zion UMC
Cheryl Peters Glen Ellyn First United Methodist Church
Pamela Johnson FUMC Evanston
Pamela Burski First United Methodist Church DeKalb
Jessica Lutke First United Methodist Church Arlington Heights
Lindsay Sapp Faith United Methodist Orland Park
Jodi Perez Rock Falls United Methodist Church
Paul Hareton Puyallup United Methodist Church
Fay Godman FUMC Evanston
Molly Lundin First United Methodist Church LaGrange
Gary Lundin FUMC LaGrange
Churck Slifer Rock Falls United Methodist Church
Rev. Brian LeBaron, LCPC Faith UMC Polo
Deborah Slifer Rock Falls United Methodist Church
Sue Myers Lanark United Methodist Church
Barbara Walker First United Methodist Church DeKalb
Joseph W Durley Evanston United Methodist Church
Tony R Annoreno Evanston United Methodist Church
Tammy White Good Shepherd UMC Bartlett
Randy Hayes Polo Faith UMC
Russell W. Koenig Jr. Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
JoEllen Wetzell Rock Falls United Methodist Church
Mr. George Shewfelt
Shannon Fore APUMC
Bill Hooker Lena United Methodist Church
Paula Scholl First UMC Evanston
Rev. Young Ok Park Retired Elder NIC
Rev. Brett W. McCleneghan, Ph.D. Retired Elder
Kelley Hook FUMC Elmhurst
Rev. Thomas Yang
Rev. Robert A. Hamilton III Rochelle United Methodist Church
Rev. Dr. Katherine Thomas Paisley FUMC Oak Park
Jon Erick FUMC Evanston
Donna Hayes Faith UMC Polo
Katherine Logan First United Methodist Church Evanston
David Vehmeier Faith United Methodist Church Freeport
Wendy Vehmeier Faith United Methodist Church Freeport
Cindy Megli Rock Falls United Methodist Church
Emily Russett FUMC LaGrange
Shaelyn West First UMC DeKalb
Kathi West FUMC DeKalb
Bonnie Barklow Mount Carroll United Methodist Church
Eugene Barklow Mount Carroll UMC
Matt Klepper Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Janet K. Lewandowski FUMC LaGrange
Anna Roth Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Sherry Uhrich First United Methodist
Sharon Scott FUMC DeKalb
Gina Wisdom FUMC DeKalb
Karen Lynch FUMC LaGrange
Donna Libbey Crossroads UMC Washington
Teri L. Timm Mt. Carroll UMC
Bill Timm Mount Carroll UMC
Emily Kunash FUMC Crystal Lake
Roxann Specht First United Methodist Church Evanston
Halley Felty
Theresa Miller Mt. Carroll UMC
Ed Ellis First UMC LaGrange
Rev. Caitlyn Butler
Michele Drescher Grace United Methodist Church
Annemarie Oats Grace UMC Naperville
Keri Neuland First United Methodist Church LaGrange
Ray Baker Court Street United Methodist Church
Janet Baker Court Street UMC Rockford
Lori Brummer Mt. Carroll United Methodist
Carolyn Conlee FUMC Arlington Heights
Jerry C Cornelius Mt. Carroll UMC
Sandra K Cornelius Mt. Carroll UMC
Gail Becker First United Methodist Church Arlington Heights
Priscilla Heath Court Street UMC
Laurie Schellinger First United Methodist Church Arlington Heights
Craig Ross CUMC Deerfield
Joy Utts Christ United Methodist Church Deerfield
Jim Utts Christ United Methodist Church Deerfield
Alexandra Namowicz
Kim Goldberg Christ United Methodist Church Deerfield
Annie Shideler Berry United Methodist Church Chicago
Jennifer Jones First United Methodist Church Arlington Heights
Donna Jo Althoff Mt. Carroll UMC
Bill Vanstone Rochelle United Methodist Church
Peggy Ellis First United Methodist Church LaGrange
Ann Whitney FUMC Arlington Heights
Jae Donovan United Methodist Church Geneva
Jon Erick FUMC Evanston
Amanda Zigterman Community UMC Naperville
Georgalee George Court Street UMC Rockford
Judy Pemberton Christ UMC Deerfield
Laura Hynes First United Methodist Church Arlington Heights
Craig Deem Rock Falls UMC
Margaret Lindsay Christ UMC Deerfield
Mark Lindsay Christ UMC Deerfield
Pastor Seamus Enright Reynolds UMC
Rev. Melissa Hood
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Andrew Bohall First UMC Mendota
Dana Jacobson Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
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Jane Madden FUMC Arlington Heights
Claire Hynes First United Methodist Church Arlington Heights
Kim Chapman Holy Covenant UMC
Rev. Don C. Leo Gary Memorial Wheaton
Karen Buccola Central United Methodist Church Skokie
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Cynthia Roselieb Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
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Libda LaBuda 1st UMC Evanston
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Alyssa McCannon Sugar Grove United Methodist Church
Heather Adlem Urban Village Church Edgewater
Rev. Lindsey Long Joyce United Church Rogers Park/Epworth UMC
Mary Denaer Community UMC
Rev. LeeAnn Inman Peace UMC, Orlando, Retired
Richard Swanson Epworth Methodist Church Chicago
Karen J Brown Court Street UMC Rockford
Jim Utts III Christ United Methodist Church Deerfield
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Harper Utts Christ Deerfield
Jimmy Utts IV Christ United Methodist Deerfield
Sheila Rosdi Community United Methodist Naperville
Tom Bourke Crossroads of Faith United Methodist Church
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Dale Zimmerman Community UMC Naperville
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T. Brent Newman FUMC Morris
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John Wotal FUMC Arlington Heights
Betsy Roche Community UMC Naperville
Rev. Sherry Steele Plainfield United Methodist
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Rev. KyungHae Anna Shin
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Cheryl Cooper FUMC LaGrange
Patricia Becker Community United Methodist Naperville
Ronald E. Van Buskirk Naperville Community UMC
Vivian Johnson Epworth UMC
Martin Gonzalez The Redeemer of Calvary UMC (El Redentor Del Calvario UMC)
Scott Baker CUMC Naperville
Rev. Beth Galbreath
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Laura Wolosewicz FUMC LaGrange
Laurel Bault Cornerstone- Elgin
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Margaret Phillips DeKalb First UMC
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Barbara Garlinger Gary UMC Wheaton
Laura Carbaugh Coleta United Methodist
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Rev. Jamison Geiger Retired Clergy
Edward Gruber Community UMC Naperville
Thomas Luther Rock Falls United Methodist Church
Elizabeth Luther Epworth UMC Ottawa
William Luther Jr. Epworth UMC Ottawa
Nancy Endres Epworth United Methodist Church Ottawa
Aquilino Pong Javier Cosmopolitan United Church
Kelli Harrison ordination candidate Urban Village Church
Ginger Sanders Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Buck Sanders Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Kathy Olson FUMC Evanston
JJ Clemens Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Catherine V Mikes Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Larry Libberton Mount Carroll UMC
Deb Hinrichs Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Michael Kennedy Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
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Susan Foltz Mt. Carroll United Methodist Church
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Rev. Satya Sudhakar Rock Falls United Methodist Church
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Rev. Calvin Culpepper
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Ann Zink Mount Carroll United Methodist Church
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Jan Mace Court Street- Rockford
Kass Boyd, Musician UMC Mt. Carroll
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Hunter Henderson Community UMC Naperville
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Andrew Namowicz First United Methodist Church Arlington Heights
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Katie Risley Roscoe UMC
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Kris Lawrence First United Methodist Church Arlington Heights
Shane Sutton First United Methodist Church Arlington Heights
Nancy Duel First United Methodist Church Arlington Heights
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Fran Rice Community UMC Naperville
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