In the United Methodist Church, Global Ministries is about more than programs, projects or training sessions. Whether in relief work, church construction, or community health programs, we believe that quite ordinary men and women are transformed into a holy community – a church that is a sign of God’s presence as we pursue God’s mission.

In the Northern Illinois Conference, our local churches make a commitment to support local, regional and international mission projects and ministries through the Rainbow Covenant. Click below for more information on NIC global ministries.

Opportunities exist this spring and early summer to visit with missionaries supported by the Northern Illinois Conference. See the tab, Itinerating Missionaries, for details.

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In the Northern Illinois Conference, our local churches make a commitment to support local, regional and international mission projects and ministries through the Rainbow Covenant.

The first mile in becoming a Rainbow Covenant church is to fully participate in the mission and ministry of the Northern Illinois Conference through 100% apportionment giving. We give to our churches in order that we can be in mission with our local community and to the world. Through apportionments, our giving to the local church is extended to vital ministries across the Conference and around the world. Click here to learn more. 

Missionary Itineration Schedule

If you would like to have a missionary visit your church please contact  the Conference Secretary of Global Ministries, Rev. Shirley Pulgar-Hughes 

The Rev. Dr. Genilma Boehler is a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church, assigned as a professor of theology at the Latin American Biblical University–Universidad Bíblica Latinoamericana (UBL)–in San Jose, Costa Rica.   Read a more detailed Biography.

Missionary Karen Johnson-Ujereh is a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church serving as director of the United Methodist Malawi Microfinance Program, based in Blantyre, Malawi.  Read a more detailed Biography

Clara Mridula Biswas is a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church serving as a community worker in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. She works with the ‘poorest of the poor,’ especially children, in slum areas and garbage dumps to facilitate their transfers to relocation and rehabilitation centers. Read a more detailed Biography

Devorah Umipig-Julian & Ronald Julian are missionaries with the General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church, serving in Japan. Debbie serves as a social worker for the Christian Coalition for Refugees and Migrant Workers in Tokyo, Japan. Ronald serves as a chaplain with the International Seafarers Ministry in Yokohama, Japan.

 

Upcoming Events:

    Contacts:

    Conference Board of Global Ministries: TBD

    Conference Secretary of Global Ministries: Shirley M. Pulgar-Hughes

    Apportionments/Advance Specials: David Quinn (312) 346-9766 ext.141  

    Conference Hunger Coordinator: TBD

    Conference Refugee Coordinator: TBD

    Conference Committee on Missionary Personnel: TBD

    Missionaries

    Click here for list of NIC Missionaries

    District Secretaries of Global Ministries

    AURORA:

    Rev. Steve Mindrup (815) 786-9243

    CHICAGO NORTHWESTERN:

    TBA

    CHICAGO SOUTHERN:

    Janet Stone Paris

    DEKALB:

    Rev. Ed Heyer (815) 286-3074

    Linda Frana 815-652-4206

    ELGIN:

    Eunbae Doh  (847) 956-1510  

    ROCKFORD:

    TBA

     

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