Eastern Association Staff

The Eastern Association is blessed to have dedicated staff serving, guiding and walking with our congregations and alternative ministry settings. There is a distinct commitment to partnership with clergy and lay leadership, and a desire to celebrate our diversity in the midst of finding strength in our oneness.

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Eastern Association Ministerial Leadership

Acting Associate Conference MinisterRev. Kathy Lawes (serving Eastern during the Interim ACM search)
Cell Phone: (708) 701-4962


Conference Support Staff

1840 Westchester Blvd, Suite 200
Westchester, IL 60154
Phone (708) 344-4470 Fax (708) 344-4564

Administrative Assistance, Naomi Else (Association/General Conference Support)

Communications and Technology, Rev. Sarah Lohrbach (Website, E-Blast, Social Media)

Operations, Lynn Chindlund (Finances, Personnel, Property)


Finance Administration

Manager of Finances, Keith Clark-Hoyos


Outdoor Ministries

Outdoor Ministries Registrar, Tara Cade

Pilgrim Park Camp
26449 1340 N Ave.
Princeton, IL 61356-8790
Phone (815) 447-2390 Fax (815) 447-2205

Site DirectorMitch Kloster

Assistant Site Director/ Resident NaturalistMatt Martinkus

Administrative AssistantTara Cade

Tower Hill Camp
12173 Tower Hill Rd.
Sawyer, MI 49125
Phone (269) 426-3881 Fax (269) 426-8255

Site Director, Rev. Tracy Heilman

Administrative Assistant, Jeri Edelberg (Registrar)