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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.

News & Announcements


Rev. Thomas Vern Heather

Rev. Thomas Vern Heather, retired clergy member of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away on Saturday, March 17, 2018.   Rev.  Heather served as a Chaplain in the U.S Air Force. 


Shepherding Teams learn adaptive leadership

On Mar. 10 the Annual Conference Shepherding Team (ACST) and members from the six newly formed District Shepherding Teams (DST) came together as a group for the first time to mobiliz…


Annual Conference Mission Challenge

The mission challenge for the 2018 Annual Conference is to provide cleaning kit items through the Midwest Mission Distribution Center (MMDC).  MMDC, a 501c (3) organization, provides disaste…


2017 Journal now available

The 2017 Northern Illinois Conference Journal is available online and to purchase through for $11.