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Rockford

Rev. Fabiola Grandon-Mayer

Who 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.

About the Rockford District

We 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 48 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

District Superintendent
Rev. Fabiola Grandon-Mayer Phone: 618.554.7056 fgrandon-mayer@umcnic.org

Administrative Assistant
Betsy Lovelady-Smith Phone: 815.561.8285  bsmith@umcnic.org

District Lay Leader
Scott Stich scott.bill.stich@gmail.com
Melissa Ramirez  Phone: 847.809.5710 xstomely@gmail.com 

District Shepherding Team Chair
Donna Hoffman Phone: 608.293.0194 dchoffman8@gmail.com

United Methodist Women 
Karen Messley Phone: 815.282.5197 karen@messley.com

United Methodist Men
Dave Hilton Phone: 815.985.9243 dvohilton@yahoo.com

District Mission Secretary 
John Stelter Phone: 815.721.3382 Johnsteltr@comcast.net

District Development and Revitalization
Rev. Mike Jones Phone: 815.499.1943 pastormikejones@gmail.com

Superintendency Committee
John Lamoreux Phone: 815.493.6460 mklam1214@yahoo.com

District Committee on Ordained Ministry
Rev. Pam Rossmiller  Phone: 815-543 4186 pam.rossmiller@gmail.com

Lay Academy Coordinator
Leslie Stanford Phone: 815.713.7786 jptmom8@gmail.com

District Board of Church Location & Building
Sue Layng Phone: 815.721.3734 slayng@netzero.net
 

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