We are a Reconciling congregation - we believe that God has made all of us good and called us each beloved. We welcome our lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and straight siblings, as well as those of us who are still figuring things out. We rejoice at our cis- and trans- siblings being able to worship and be in community together. We believe Black Lives Matter, to God, and to us, and we work to live our our historical commitments to justice by continuing the work of Jesus and following his example. God has set the table and opened it to all people - all races, all ethnicities, all abilities, all economic situations, all relationship, all ages, all ways of experiencing the world, and we invite you to come experience what happens when that's the starting point for our life together.
Pastor Krista Paradiso
The Rev. Krista Paradiso (she/her/hers) received her MDiv from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in 2013 and began serving as a pastor in the Northern Illinois Annual Conference in 2014. She believes with all her heart that the gospel of Jesus Christ calls us to experience and offer the love of a God who is bigger, messier, and more mysterious and joyful than anything we could imagine.