First Church leadership is a partnership between appointed clergy, paid staff, and church members engaged in volunteer ministries. Together these leaders plan, guide, and carry out the work of the congregation.
2021-24 Strategic Plan
On August 29, 2021, the First Church membership approved a new strategic plan to guide our ministries over the next few years. The Church Council leads strategic planning and assessment for the congregation.
2021-22 Leadership Team
Many church members serve as leaders of and representatives to ministry committees and programs.
Rev. Grace Imathiu, Senior Pastor firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev. Britt Cox, Executive Pastor beginning July 1, 2022
Rev. Jane Cheema, Pastor of Youth, Young Adults, & Mission email@example.com
Colin McDonald, Director of Children’s Ministry firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian Schoettler, Minister of Music & Organist email@example.com
Mary Taylor-Johnson, Director of Communications & Membership Engagement firstname.lastname@example.org
Krys Juleen, Program Assistant for Children’s & Youth Ministry email@example.com
Henry Pleas, Assistant to the Senior Pastor firstname.lastname@example.org
Alexandra Rea, Nursery Coordinator email@example.com
Victoria Faith Grisanti, Connect 56 Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Administrative and Building Staff
Glynis Doyle, Finance Assistant email@example.com
Alexander Dungan, Administrative Assistant firstname.lastname@example.org
Calvin Cheema, Audio Specialist email@example.com
Jerry Love, AV Technical Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Lee Peakes, Weekend Custodian
Athina Sato, Finance Assistant email@example.com
Steve Silverman, Weekday Custodian
Feel free to contact staff at the email address listed or call the church office at 847-864-6181 and leave a message.
Opportunities to Connect
Check out the many opportunities to serve and to participate in fellowship or interest groups.