Meet our staff.

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Laura Barkley


Rev. Laura Barkley was born and raised in Rockford, IL. She has a Bachelor’s in Human Services from Judson College and Masters of Divinity from Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary. She is ordained as an Elder in the Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Laura has a passion for pastoral care, preaching, and teaching. She seeks to connect the words of scripture with how to live it out in our everyday lives. Laura is dedicated to providing a safe place for ALL people to feel welcome to come and explore their faith.

Laura is married to her husband Craig and is a mother of 7. She is an advocate of foster care and adoption. In her spare time, Laura loves to read, kayak and fish.

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Jessica Kearns

Administrative Assistant

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Dave Hartley

Music & Chancel Choir Director

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Missy Hartley

Children’s Choir Director

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Sue Kudla

Christian Education Chair

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Cindy Lackowski

Nursery Director

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Paul Hamm

Head Usher

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Linda Ballard

Children & Youth Director

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Melissa Carlson

Assistant Children & Youth Director

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Cindy Schaefer

Preschool Director