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Rev. Dr. Jacques Conway


Jacques A. Conway is an ordained Elder and has served in both associate and senior pastor positions in the Northern Illinois Conference.  He was raised on Chicago’s South Side, a member of Rust Memorial United Methodist and, while in college, serving as its Youth Leader and Lay Speaker. He is the first African-American to retire from the Oak Park Police Department, Oak Park, Illinois, as the Senior Sergeant of Patrol, after twenty-four years of service.

Bishop Dyck celebrates Rev. Conway’s experience in ministry and his rich and varied experience. “Rev. Conway brings a passion for justice and mercy through his experiences with people who are in need. He has worked with a diversity of people that will serve him well in the Chicago Southern District,” said Bishop Dyck.

Despite his many accomplishments, if you asked Pastor Conway who he is, he would simply reply, “…to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with my God.”