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Prairie North




Rev. Fabiola Grandon-Mayer, Prairie North District Superintendent

Prairie North District is one of the five districts of the Northern Illinois Conference, located in the northwest region of the state. Our boundaries extend to Wisconsin in the north and Savanna in the west. We are formed by 73 urban, suburban, and rural churches, big and small; and we have three United Methodist Church-affiliated agencies: Rosecrance, Wesley Willows, and Rockford Urban Ministries. 

Our churches are beautiful and strong, served by 58 elders, deacons, local pastors, and certified lay ministers, who seek to be healthy, happy, and holy in their body, mind, and spirit. There is a strong partnership between the clergy and laity, who are committed to making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. 

Because of the extensive geographic distance in our district, we have seven clusters that are in a relationship through meetings, pulpit swaps, ministry together, worship by cluster, Bible study, etc. The clusters in our Prairie North District are Zion, Jo Daviess, Stephenson, North Rockford, Rockford, East, and South.

Everyone is cordially invited to visit our churches to worship, grow in Christian discipleship and fellowship, and engage in mission and outreach work. In these loving and welcoming faith communities, you will meet people of open hearts, open minds, and open doors.

Rev. Fabiola Grandon-Mayer

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District Contacts:
77 W. Washington St., Suite 1820
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312.346.9766

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District Superintendent
Rev. Fabiola Grandon-Mayer
ext. 781

Administrative Assistant
Debbie Rogers
ext. 732

District Lay Leader
Melissa Ramirez  Phone: 847.809.5710 Email
Scott Stich

District Shepherding Team Chair
Matthew Mariani Email
Scott Stitch Email

United Methodist Women 
Karen Messley Phone: 815.282.5197 Email

United Methodist Men
Dave Hilton Phone: 815.985.9243 Email

District Mission Coordinator 
Leslie and Dale Stanford Email
Steve Schiller

District Development and Revitalization
Rev. Deana Mede Email

Superintendency Committee
Rev. Jane Eesley Phone: 815.493.6460 Email

District Committee on Ordained Ministry
Rev. Pam Rossmiller  Phone: 815-543 4186 Email

Lay Academy Coordinator
Leslie Stanford Phone: 815.713.7786 Email

District Board of Church Location & Building
Sue Layng Phone: 815.721.3734 Email

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