Pastor, Reverend Dr. Katherine Thomas Paisley

Rev. Katherine grew up in a series of UMC congregations throughout the Northern Illinois Conference, and met her husband, Randy, a student youth pastor, while working together at Rock Falls UMC. When her family moved to Nashville, Katherine attended seminary at Vanderbilt Divinity School and remained in the Tennessee Conference through ordination, serving multiple churches, and the completion a Master’s Degree and a Ph.D. in Homiletics. Twenty-two years after moving South, Pastor Katherine and her family returned to the Northern Illinois Conference and served at Freeport and Irving Park United Methodist Churches before her current appointment at FUMC of Oak Park. She has three children: Meg, Carol, and Donny; and enjoys music, drama, poetry, and writing hymn lyrics from time to time.

Church Musician, Dr. Eun Joo Ju

Eun comes to us with a broad background of church music experience, most recently at Grace United Methodist Church in Lake Bluff where she has served as their organist since 2013. Eun earned all of her degrees in organ performance: a Bachelor's in Music and Master's in Music from Hansei University in South Korea, a Master's Degree in Music and additional Professional Studies Diploma in Organ Performance from Manhattan School of Music, and her DMA in Music Performance and Literature at University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. 

Facilities Manager, Mike Dutka

Office Assistant, Katya Hervatin


Custodian, Kevin Reese

Kevin was born in Chicago and then attended school in Oak Park. He loves working for FUMC and being part of a wonderful staff team.


Karen Doty, Bruce Janacek, Judy Gazaway, Linda Little, Tom Telleen, Bob Burton, Rebecca Kaegi, Elizabeth Loudermilk


Congregational Care
Cora Burton, Chair
Judy Eckberg, Padma Ezra, Alice Boomhower, Barbara O’Connor

Council on ministry
Bob Burton, Chair

Cora Burton, Johnna Kelly, Rae Kalin, Joyce McCullough, Bunny Carey, Rebecca Kaegi, Xan Daniels, Elizabeth Loudermilk, Beverly Bochenek



Bunny Carey, Chair
Meg Park, Nate Alberty, Rise Weir, Laura Gallinari


Bunny Carey, Chair

Heather Alger, Marilyn Fall, Andy Basney


Bruce Janacek, Chair
Katherine Paisley, Sally Johnston, Tracy Zurawski, Dick Carey, Elizabeth Loudermilk, Bob Burton, Judy Gazaway, Karen Doty, Bunny Carey, Jeff Dungan, Katya Hervatin


Lay Leadership
Elizabeth Loudermilk, Tom Telleen, Sally Johnston, Bob Doty, Nancy Fjortoft


Joyce McCullough, Chair
Meg Park, Bill Wigham, Ed Hiestand, Rae Kalin, Scott Cischke, Joyce Jensen, Bruce Jensen



Xan Daniels & Cynthia Breunlin, Co-chairs

Katherine Paisley, John Howland, Cindi Buchta, Chris Gallinari, Robin Basney


Staff-Parish Relations

Judy Gazaway, Chair

Elizabeth Loudermilk, Kimberly Calkins, Wendall Cady, Beverly Bochenek, Cora Burton, Levi Breeding



Bruce Janacek, Scott Cischke, Fritz Kaegi, Nancy Fjortoft, Joe Milburn, Katherine Paisley



Karen Doty, Chair

Mike Dutka, Wayne Cowlishaw, Drew Weir, Marilyn Fall, Richard Dirkes, Randy Bees, Carolin Winter



Rebecca Kaegi, Chair

Katherine Paisley, Jules Weir, Rise Weir, Joyce McCullough, Karen Doty, Elizabeth Loudermilk, Beverly Bochenek, Craig Zeller, Joyce Jensen


Care Cards - Cora Burton

Counters - Sally Johnston

Drivers - Cora Burton

Greeters - Carolin Winter

Liturgists - N/A

Sound Ministry - Bob Burton

Ushers - Tom Telleen

Fellowship Hour - Rae Kalin


324 N. Oak Park Ave.  ·  Oak Park, IL. 60302   ·  (708) 383-4983

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