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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Elvira Arellano: A Methodist in Ministry

By Anne Marie Gerhardt Elvira Arellano, an immigrant rights activist from Mexico who gained nationwide publicity for seeking shelter in a Northern Illinois Conference United Methodist church, is back in a familiar place. Seven years after U.S. immigration officers deported her to Mexico, she returned March 23 to Adalberto United Methodist Church in Chicago’s Humboldt…

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Kit Challenge 2014

This year’s Annual Conference invites each district to participate in giving by donating items to help those with immediate needs. This year’s theme again asks, “Who is my neighbor?” and invites us to examine our work and witness with children. This year’s collection will benefit the Midwest Mission Distribution Center in their efforts to assemble…

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Missionary Tshala Mwengo Dies After Bus Accident

On April 9, the General Board of Global Ministries shared the sad news that Tshala Mwengo passed away. Tshala and his wife, Betty, had served at the Mujilla Falls Agricultural Project in Northwestern Zambia. He last itinerated in the Northern Illinois Conference in 2012 and visited the Annual Conference (click to read more). Sensing a…

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Red Door Fund Update

Just one year ago, at a special session of the Annual Conference, we as the Annual Conference, voted to assist churches in our conference who were having trouble re-financing or repaying church mortgages whose rate of interest was onerous. In a wonderful confirmation of the connection we have as United Methodists and in an effort…

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