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Sympathy Notice: Rev. Fred Berchtold

Rev. Fred Berchtold, a retired clergy member of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away on Monday, June 28, 2021, at age 84. During his ministry in Northern Illinois Conference, Rev. Berchtold served Dixon: First, Montgomery, Bristol, Northlake, Hampshire: First, Norwood Park, and Barrington: Salem.

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NCJ College of Bishops announce Special Session in November

The NCJ College of Bishops has called a special session of the North Central Jurisdictional Conference for Nov. 11-13, 2021 in Fort Wayne, IN. There will be no election of bishops at this session aimed at thoughtful and prayerful “conversations about our denomination and its future.”

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Sympathy Notice: Rev. Edward L. Heyer

Rev. Edward L. Heyer, a retired clergy member of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away on Monday, May 31, 2021 at age 93.  During his ministry in the Northern Illinois Conference, he served Seneca, Winfield: Community, Joliet: Trinity and Sheridan.

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Sympathy Notice: Robert E. Ash

Rev. Robert E. Ash, a retired clergy member of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away on May 5, 2021, at age 86. During his ministry in Northern Illinois Conference, he served Sheridan, Millington, Fox Valley Parish, Fox Valley Older Adult Service, Itasca: Bethany, DeKalb Area Retirement Center (Administrator), and Wesley Willows (Executive Director).  

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Sympathy Notice: Rev. Fred H. Conger

Rev. Fred H. Conger Jr., a retired member of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away on Friday, June 11, 2021, at age 88. During his ministry in the Northern Illinois Conference, he served Chicago: Julia Gay Memorial, Deerfield: Christ, Roselle, Glenview, and Downers Grove: First.  

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Sympathy Notice: Rev. Seymour D. Halford

Rev. Seymour D. Halford, a retired member of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away on Tuesday, June 1, 2021.  During his ministry in Northern Illinois Conference, he served Chicago: Ashburn; Markham Community; Chicago: Epworth; Dixon: Grace; and Batavia.

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