Rev. Michael Mann has been in ministry since 2000, beginning as a missionary in India and Chicago, pastoring the churches of Rockford:Court Street (as an associate) and Hinckley, IL. He was the Associate Director of Mission and Advocacy for the Northern Illinois Conference prior to coming to St. Andrew.
He writes, "Engaging worship and building relationships that connect us together are part of how I hope to lead. I come to St. Andrew having been a part of this community for the past 6 years, and I look forward to continue working to see God's healing power draw us together in our village and beyond."
He holds an MBA from NIU, a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, and BS and BA degrees from Samford University (Birmingham, Alabama).
Pastor Michael welcomes the opportunity to hear from you as you seek to deepen your faith relationship with God.
Choir Director - Chris Groves
Chris coordinates the schedules for the Chancel Choir, Praise Band, and Children's Choir to provide music as part of regularly scheduled services throughout the year. She selects and directs music for Chancel Choir and Children's Choir including special programs for Christmas, Easter and other times. Chris conducts choir rehearsals each week during the period of the year in which the choirs sing. She also arranges for solos, small ensembles, and other special music pieces for Sunday worship services when the Choirs and Praise Band are on break. Recently, Chris has organized a chime choir to join St Andrew's musical repertoire. Come listen to our musical endeavors!
Custodian - Clarence Slack
Clarence ensures that our facility is ready for our worship services each week through maintaining cleanliness throughout the church building. We are grateful for his efforts each week.
Nursery Attendant - Kalie Groves
Every Sunday, Kalie interacts and supervises the nursery age children (under the age of 4). Kalie plays with the children while their parents are in worship service with the help of an assistant. She also ensures that all of the toys are clean and well organized. She looks forward to seeing everyone this Sunday.
Membership Secretary & Administrative Assistant - Marjorie Craddock
Marjorie maintains all of our membership records of baptisms, confirmations, new memberships, transfers of membership, marriages, and funerals. She also keeps us on track by maintaining the church calendar and prayer list. Have news you want to share with the congregation? Marjorie publishes our bi-weekly newsletter. Not to mention providing office support to the pastor and ministry teams. Thank you for everything you do Marjorie.