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Clergy Life

This core area focuses on four priorities of clergy life including: 1) Fostering clergy health and morale, 2) Fostering an environment that identifies and supports persons with a clear sense of call and commitment to set apart ministry 3) Fostering on-going faith formation and 4) Ensuring development and accountability of clergy.

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Bishop responds to President calling to reopen churches

As many of you may have heard, President Trump has just declared the opening of all houses of worship throughout the country.  He rightly recognizes that we need “more pr…

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Bishop's Monday Message: Stay the course

I have been receiving notices from my weather app of flooding around northern Illinois because of all the rain we’ve had. That seems ironic given this week’s biblical tale from the pand…

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Sympathy Notice: Rev. Susan M. Wessels

Rev. Susan M. Wessels, a retired member of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away at age 76 on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. During her ministry in the Northern Illinois Conference, she se…

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Bishop's Monday Message: The Time Given to Us

It was hard to provide leadership—clergy or laity—in the church before the coronavirus pandemic. It’s really hard now! The first lesson of leadership for these times is to know we…

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