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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Bishop’s Response to Executive Orders on Immigration

Bishop Sally Dyck has written a pastoral response to the recent Executive Orders on Immigration. Click here to read the full letter which provides several online resources for conversation and study as she calls all of us to action.

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Cokesbury makes customer service changes for Northern Illinois

Christian retailers must continuously reinvent and perfect the ways in which we serve churches and their leaders, due to individual marketplace changes, and increasing costs for product development and delivery. When market conditions require, Cokesbury adapts, as has been apparent in our financially self-sustaining ministry since our formation as The United Methodist Church’s first agency…

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2016 Apportionment Wrap-up

The churches of the Northern Illinois Conference contributed a total of $6,066,296 in 2016 Apportionment giving, representing a 1.1% decrease over 2015. In addition, over $573,816.22 was given to second-mile, designated causes. Thanks to your generosity and careful stewardship of conference expenses we are able to pay 90% of our apportionment to the World Service Fund and…

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Light Shines Through…178th Annual Conference theme

2016 seemed to be a year of transitions! We have a new Director of Connectional Ministries and some staff changes in the Conference office. Your Annual Conference committee hopes that you will also experience some positive changes in the way we hold our Annual Conference sessions in the Northern Illinois Conference. Of course, some things…

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