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Prairie Central

Wendy Hardin-Hermann

Rev. Wendy Hardin-Hermann, Prairie Central Dist. Superintendent

The Prairie Central District is the geographical "center" of the Northern Illinois Conference. We are comprised of clergy and  churches from Aurora to Oswego to Woodstock on the west side all the way to Schaumburg, McHenry and Elmhurst on the east side.  We reach from the Wisconsin border on the northern end to Joliet on the southern end.  We are rich in diversity, gifts, and graces as clergy and laity together seek to make the love of Christ a reality in each community.  We seek to be people of grace and intentionally connectional to one another, our conference, our denomination, our communities and the world.  

On this page, you will find contact information for our District leadership as well as upcoming events and news. 

Here you will find communities that are welcoming, generous and real.  Here you will find people that understand that we are all broken but we are strong in our belief that the unwavering grace of God is available to all of us, even when we fail.  Here you will find a place to belong.  Join us as we serve our neighbors, our communities and even our enemies and seek to fully realize God's potential in our lives.

List of churches in the district
List of all NIC churches

District Contacts

303 E. Wacker Dr., Suite 2020
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312. 346.9766

District Superintendent
Rev. Wendy Hardin-Hermann

ext. 784

Administrative Assistant 
Leola Tucker

ext. 733

District Lay Leader 
Leonard Jones Email

Superintendency Committee
Rev. Cindy Marino Email

District Committee on Ordained Ministry
Rev. Luis F. Reyes Email
Rev. Derek Rogers, Registrar Email
Rev. Eric Blachford, Co-Registrar Email

District Shepherding Team

Rev. Joseph Johnson, Co-Chair Email
Leonard Jones, Co-Chair Email
Patti Cash Email
Rev. Jeremiah Lee Email
Rev. Cynthia Anderson Email
Rev. Mary Zajac Email

United Women in Faith President
Betty Erickson  Email

UMM President
Jim Nelson Email

Buildings and Location
Rev. Mary Zajac Email

Disaster Coordinator
Colin Monk Email

News & Announcements