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Chicago Southern

Chicago Southern

Rev. Jacques Conway

Welcome to the Chicago Southern District

I greet you on behalf of the 49 local churches, two campus ministries and the many other exciting ministries that exist within the District!  

The district is made up of a diverse people representing both urban and suburban communities.  

It is framed by Interstate 290, some parts of Interstate 294, Lake Michigan and just beyond Interstate 80. Each of our faith communities is involved in a variety of missions and outreach ministries.  

Both the clergy and laity are working faithfully to carry out the Great Commission of Making Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World. (Matthew 28:16-20)

If you are seeking a place to worship, to grow in your faith, to engage in mission and outreach and to build lasting relationships, then you are invited to join a United Methodist congregation nearest you. Within these local faith communities, you will find a warm, welcoming people who are filled with the love of Christ!

~Grace and Peace, Jacques A. Conway, District Superintendent

The mission of the Chicago Southern District of the Northern Illinois Conference is to encourage, equip, connect and support our local churches in their call to Make Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World.

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District Contacts:

77 W. Washington Street, Suite 1820
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312. 346.9766

District Superintendent
Rev. Dr. Jacques A. Conway
ext. 783

Administrative Assistant
Leola Tucker
ext. 733

District Shepherding Team
David R. Price (Clergy)

Co-Lay Leader
Dawn Shires

Location and Building
Chair Tommy Taylor, Jr.

District Committee on Ordained Ministry
Chair Eugene Williams 

New Church Development and Revitalization 
Chair Grace Oh

At-Large Members
Andrea Hargrave (Lay), 
Rosa Garcia (Lay), 
Eugene Williams (Lay), 
Karl D. F. Sokol (Clergy), 
Dennis M. Oglesby, Jr. (Clergy), 
Jacqueline P. Ford (Clergy), 

Connectional Table
Jim Barry

District Committee on Ordained Ministry
Rev. Wendy Witt, chair

Rev. Timothy Biel, Jr., registrar

Lay Servant Ministries
Irma Clark

Missions Secretary
Jan Paris

UMW President     
Yvette Harris-Black

UM Men President
Ralph Jones, Sr.

Superintendency Committee
Chair Jacqueline Ford

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