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Chicago Northwestern

On behalf of the wonderful and faithful people of God in the Northwestern District of The United Methodist Church, I greet you with joy and excitement. I want to personally invite you to visit our vibrant churches, ministry sites, and agencies to explore and deepen your relationship with God. Wherever you’ll find the Cross and the Flame in the Northwestern District, you will experience wonderful people, warm hospitality, and a dynamic expression of the Christian faith in the twenty-first century.  Welcome to the Chicago Northwestern District! May the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit fill your life now and always. Amen.

~Rev. Dr. Zaki L. Zaki, Superintendent

Chicago Northwestern District

Rev. Zaki L. Zaki with children in the Chicago Northwestern District

About the District

The Northwestern District, shepherded by the Rev. Dr. Zaki L. Zaki, is home to 63 United Methodist Churches, two campus ministries, one seminary, one college, and several United Methodist-affiliated healthcare and social service agencies.  Framed by the Eisenhower Expressway to the South, I-294 to the West, and Lake Michigan, the Chicago Northwestern District is a beautiful tapestry of vibrant, engaged, and diverse faith communities serving a mosaic of neighborhoods in Chicago as well as many suburbs in Cook and Lake counties.

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District Contacts
Chicago Metropolitan Regional Office
77 W. Washington Street, Suite 1820
Chicago, IL 60602

District Superintendent
Rev. Dr. Zaki L. Zaki
Phone: 773.497.4141
zlzaki@umcnic.org

Administrative Assistant
Debbie Rogers
Phone: 312.346.9766 ext. 732
drogers@umcnic.org

District Shepherding Team
Co-Chairs

Donna Sagami (Lay) donnasagami@comcast.net
Rodney C. Walker (Clergy) rodneycwalker@yahoo.com

District Lay Leaders
Vivian Matthews vivianmathews1943@yahoo.com
Donna Sagami donnasagami@comcast.net

Location and Building
Chair Scort Christy pastorscort@gmail.com

District Committee on Ordained Ministry
Chair Brian C. Smith pastorbrian@trinitywilmette.org

New Church Development and Revitalization 
Chair Jesus Molina, Jr. pastorjesusmolina@att.net

At-Large Members
Karen May (Lay)
Sandy Moller (Lay) boliviagirl181@hotmail.com
Lillian Childs (Lay) lilliechilds@gmail.com
Hannah Kardon (Clergy) hannahk@urbanvillagechurch.org
Reuel Talapian (Clergy) reueltalapian@ymail.com
Robyn Tabb (Clergy) revrob919@yahoo.com

Lay Servant Ministries
Chester Lacey clacey@redskytech.com

United Methodist Women
Dr. Ligaya V. Marasigan ligayavm@gmail.com

United Methodist Men
Leon Deloney ldeloney2@aol.com

Disaster Response Coordinator
Jane Cheema jane@faithatfirst.com

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