Treasurer/Director of Administrative Services:

77 W. Washington St. Suite 1820 Chicago, IL 60602 312-346-9766

Treasurer/Director: Lonnie Chafin - ext. 722

Apportionments Administrator: David Quinn - ext. 741

Director of Human Resources & Benefits: Woody Bedell - ext. 707

Benefits Administrator: LaMeise Turner – ext. 720

NIC Council on Finance and Administration (CCFA) Chair: Rob Hamilton 

Wespath (General Board Pension and Health Benefits)

Director of Risk Management & Ministry Protection Dwayne Jackson – 312.783.5945


Latest News:


New Director for church risk management

The Northern Illinois Conference announces Dwayne Jackson will serve as the new Director of Risk Management & Ministry Protection. He brings 33 years of professional risk, claims and loss control experience working for international corporations that include The Boeing Company and RR Donnelley & Sons, inclusive of Marsh USA Inc. and Liberty Mutual Insurance on…

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Year-end giving

Why I still support apportionments Rob Hamilton, Chair CCFA In the midst of the end of the year busyness and all the other work of Advent and Christmas prep, what has helped me, as a pastor, find the energy and motivation to encourage my congregation to fund our local congregation’s apportionments is rediscovering ‘why’ I…

2017 Pie Chart Budget

Annual Conference approves decreased budget

The Conference Council on Finance and Administration (CCFA) presented a $6,626,961 budget for 2017, a less than 2% decrease from 2016. The budget reflected an $11,000 increased adjustment to the General Church apportionments, which were approved at General Conference. Annual Conference members submitted a variety of questions regarding the budget from conference staffing to the…

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Special session approves budget

During a special session convened November 7, 2015, members of the Northern Illinois Annual Conference approved a 2016 budget of $6,737,477, a $470,019 reduction from the previous year, which includes a hopeful 100% apportionment payment to the General Church. The Conference Committee on Finance and Administration (CCFA) presented the proposed budget following months of collaborative conversations…

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