Welcome to the Aurora District

Dick Wisdom

Rev. Dick Wisdom

The Aurora District is composed of 82 clergy and 66 churches from Sugar Grove to Yorkville to Morris on the west side all the way to Lombard, Orland Park and Wilmington on the east side. It is rich in diversity, gifts, and graces as clergy and laity together seek to make the love of Christ a reality in each community. As this new district webpage develops, visit it often as we plan to add new material regularly. In the meantime Godspeed in your journey of faith and discipleship!

~Rev. Dick Wisdom

About Us

The Aurora District is the geographical "heart" of the Northern Illinois Conference and is shepherded by District Superintendent the Rev. Dick Wisdom.

If you wish to be in touch with Rev. Wisdom you may do so by calling the Aurora/Elgin Regional office at 847-931-0710, ext. 21.

Now sit back and take a minute to browse. Check out our webpage for information on upcoming events, dates for your calendar, and for recent personnel changes and appointments. Articles pertaining to issues of special interest on the district along with local church news will be posted as we are able. Please let us know how we are doing and how we can be of greater usefulness to you.

District Contacts

Aurora/Elgin Office 217 Division Street Elgin, IL 60120 Phone: (847) 931-0710 FAX: (847) 931-0732

District Superintendent

Rev. Dick Wisdom Ext. 21

Administrative Assistant

Natarsha Gardner Ext. 11

District Lay Leader

Greg Chapman

Superintendency Committee

Rev. Cynthia Anderson 

District Board of Ordained Ministry

Rev. Luis F. Reyes

Rev. Derek Rogers ; Registrar

District Strategy Committee

Rev. Jeffry Bross

District Youth Liaison

Rev. Sarah Casey  

UMW President

Charlotte Musser 

UMM President

Herbert Johns 

Disaster Coordinator

Dennis Reavis 

 

News

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Cultural Competency Training

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Observe Children’s Sabbath This Fall

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The Midwest Mission Distribution Center (MMDC) in Chatham, IL., has sent out 2,016 cleaning buckets to UMCOR in Baldwin, Louisiana in response to the catastrophic flooding that has damaged thousands of homes and properties. MMDC volunteers are now working on replenishing the supplies for buckets. If you would like to help replenish supplies, you can…

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