Welcome to the Rockford DistrictWho is My Neighbor? Well, if you were in the Rockford District – you could answer that in a variety of ways. Your neighbor may live in a small town, on a farm, or in the city. Your neighbor may be a seed corn salesman, a stay-at-home mom, or a retail employee. Your neighbor may be an octogenarian, a middle-aged, or a college student. Your neighbor may be a recent Hispanic immigrant, an African-American, or Caucasian of Swedish descent. Truly, the Rockford District has it all: a big city full of both wonders and challenges; small towns that give great understanding to the word, “community”; and miles of corn and bean fields! But even more, the Rockford District is full of faithful disciples of Jesus Christ who gather to proclaim the glory of God and who seek to live out their faith in love and service to whoever their neighbors may be. You are cordially invited to visit our churches to worship, to grow in Christian discipleship and fellowship, and to engage in mission and outreach work. In these loving and welcoming faith communities, you will meet people of open hearts, open minds, and open doors. In Christ's grace and peace, Rev. Lisa Kruse-Safford Rockford District Superintendent email@example.com
About the Rockford DistrictWe are one of the six districts of the Northern Illinois Annual Conference, located in its northwest region. Our district boundary goes all the way to the Wisconsin border on the north and Savanna and Galena nearby Mississippi River on the west. While the district is mostly town and country, it is a home of the third largest city in Illinois. Our district has 67 churches, as well as three United Methodist Church-affiliated agencies: Rosecrance, Wesley Willows, and Rockford Urban Ministries. Our churches are beautiful and strong, served by 54 clergy, who seek to be healthy, happy, and holy in their body, mind, and spirit. In strong partnership with each other, our clergy and laity are committed to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
District Contacts:Rockford /DeKalb Regional Office 951 S Seventh Street,Suite D Rochelle IL 61068-9333 Phone: 815-561-8285 firstname.lastname@example.org District Superintendent Rev. Lisa Kruse-Safford Phone: 815-561-8285 email@example.com Administrative Assistant Betsy Smith Phone: 815-561-8285 x - 10 firstname.lastname@example.org District Lay Leader TBD District Shepherding Team Chair Rev. John Wesley Lee 815 871-6876 email@example.com United Methodist Women Debra Ketzel Phone: 815-248-9067 firstname.lastname@example.org United Methodist Men Dave Hilton Phone: 815-985-9243 email@example.com Mission Coordinator John Stelter Phone: (815) 721-3382 Johnsteltr@comcast.net District Development and Revitalization Rev. Mike Jones Phone: (815) 499-1943 firstname.lastname@example.org Superintendency Committee John Lamoreux Phone: 815-493-6460 email@example.com Committee on Ordained Ministry Rev. Monty Fox Phone: 815-544-3470 firstname.lastname@example.org Lay Academy Coordinator Leslie Stanford Phone: 815-713-7786 email@example.com District Board of Church Location & Building Sue Layng Phone: (815) 721-3734 firstname.lastname@example.org District Program Member at Large Joan Brooks email@example.com
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