Welcome to the DeKalb District!Greetings from the sixty-seven churches in the DeKalb District, where our roots are growing deep and our branches strong! Clergy and laity alike, we work together to build up the Kingdom of God in our communities and the world. Please come visit us and bless us with your presence! Please come join us! Let us grow together, Spirit-led and Grace-full! Rev. Young-Mee Park DeKalb District Superintendent
About the DeKalb DistrictThe DeKalb District is a vital and vibrant part of the Conference with many small towns that celebrate historical roots while moving into the future. The city of DeKalb is the proud home of Northern Illinois University, while the surrounding countryside boasts some of the best agricultural land in the United States. The District consists of 66 local churches served by 53 dedicated pastors (2017 data) and 13,653 faithful members (2015 data). The strengths of our congregations are many and varied. We feed the hungry, physically and spiritually (daily, weekly, or monthly community meal programs); we nurture our children, emotionally, spiritually, and intellectually (after school programs, cooking classes, art classes); we serve our senior citizens with both practical resources and opportunities for fellowship. We are a people determined to follow Jesus, caring and sharing, and making a difference in our communities and the world.
DISTRICT CONTACTSRockford/DeKalb District Regional Office 951 S Seventh Street, Suite D Rochelle IL 61068-9333 Phone: 815-561-8285 Fax: 815-561-8289 District Superintendent Rev. Young-Mee Park Phone: 815-394-9493 firstname.lastname@example.org Administrative Assistant Betsy Smith Phone: 815-561-8285, Fax: 815-561-8289 email@example.com District Co-Lay Leaders Chad Abell firstname.lastname@example.org Karen Bonnell email@example.com Tom Weber Tweber5474@hotmail.com District Strategy Team Jim Miller firstname.lastname@example.org United Methodist Women Julie McCutchan Phone: 815-875-2092 email@example.com United Methodist Men Scott Brooks Phone: 815-739-9191 firstname.lastname@example.org Lay Academy Coordinator Michael Morrell email@example.com Mission Coordinators Rev. Ed Heyer firstname.lastname@example.org Ms. Linda Frana email@example.com Ordained Ministry Committee Brian Gilbert firstname.lastname@example.org
The Board of Directors of “Aurora Shalom Ministries” wishes to inform you that we have ceased all its operations as of January 1, 2014. We made this decision with heavy hearts and after careful study and prayerful consideration. In the end, we felt that the ministry had run its course. We no longer had the…
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