Board of Directors

Directors can serve three, three-year terms. During a suspension of the Annual Conference session, the Foundation convenes its Annual Meeting, typically in early June.

Board Members 2021/22

  • Ms. Ergeline Calimlim, Chicago: First (The Chicago Temple)
  • Mr. Brad Colby, La Grange: First
  • Mr. Sach Diwan, Chicago: Holy Covenant, Treasurer
  • Rev. Jane Eesley, Rockford: Christ
  • Mr. David Foster, Chicago: Irving Park, Vice Chair & Secretary
  • Mr. George Groves, Naperville: Community
  • Ms. Debbie Gruetzmacher, Orland Park: Faith
  • Mr. Denny Hackett, Morris: First
  • Mr. George Gill, Barrington: First, Board Chair
  • Rev. Violet Johnicker, Rockford: Brooke Road
  • Rev. Dr. Kimberly Lewis-Davis, Chicago: Maple Park
  • Rev. Dr. Grace Oh, Chicago: Englewood-Rust and Thornton
  • Ms. Lynette Rice, Lake Bluff: Grace
  • Ms. Marta Rodriguez, Chicago: Humboldt Park
  • Mr. James Stoddard, Sycamore
  • Mr. Thomas Sumner, Chicago: St. Mark
  • Mr. Eugene Williams, Chicago: South Shore

Ex officio:

  • Mr. Lonnie Chafin, Treasurer, Northern Illinois Conference
  • Rev. John Hopkins, Interim Bishop, Northern Illinois Conference 
  • Rev. Chris Walters, President & CEO, United Methodist Foundation of the Northern Illinois Conference, Inc.
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