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Prairie South

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Rev. Brian Gilbert, Prairie South Dist. Supt.

Greetings from the churches of the Prairie South District, where we are living into our calling to transform the world in bold and innovative new ways!  Laity and Clergy alike, we work together to explore what new things our God is doing in our communities and lives and how we can join with God in that life-giving work of transformation and healing.  Please, join us in the grand adventure that is discipleship!  We would love to work alongside you in discovering new depths of God’s love and exciting ways that we can share that love with others.

About the Prairie South District

The Prairie South District is a vital and vibrant part of the Northern Illinois Annual Conference.  Stretching from the mighty Mississippi to the Fox Rivers, the District is filled with small towns, villages, and cities that vary from rural to suburban ministry opportunities.  We are a district where the clergy and laity have a strong bond with each other, working together in connectional ministries.  If you are interested in learning more about our churches or ministries, please feel free to contact us and we would be happy to connect you with a local church that can help you in your spiritual journey. 

~Rev. Brian Gilbert, Prairie South District Superintendent

List of churches in the district
List of all NIC churches

District Contacts:
303 E. Wacker Dr., Suite 2020
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312. 346.9766

District Superintendent
Rev. Brian Gilbert
ext. 782

Administrative Assistant
Leola Tucker
ext. 733

District Co-Lay Leaders
Chad Abell
Tom Weber

District Shepherding Team
Karen Bonnell 
Tim Mitchell
District Superintendency Committee
Rev. Ryan Sutton

District Committee on Ordained Ministry 
Rev. Brian Gilbert

District Strategy Team
Jim Miller, CLM

United Women in Faith

United Methodist Men
Scott Brooks Phone: 815.739.9191

Lay Academy Coordinator
Marcia Peddicord, CLM

Mission Secretary
Linda Frana

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