The Illinois Conference of the United Church of Christ elected Rev. Dr. Jorge Morales our Conference Minister on Saturday, June 19, during our annual conference meeting. The conference meeting took place at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Jorge has been a minister in our area for over thirty years now, and most recently has been serving as the Associate Conference Minister. In the photo above he is answering “interview” questions from those of us at conference; he was recommended to us by the search committee.

It is good to have someone in a leadership position that you already know and trust. I have found Jorge an open and helpful colleague in the 20 years I have been a pastor with standing in the Illinois Conference. I am very glad he was selected. The lower photo is the conference standing to applaud the announcement of Jorge’s election.

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