Western Association Staff

The Western 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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Western Association
1409R Kelly Ave.
Peoria Heights, IL 61616
Phone (309) 685-5929

Associate Conference Minister, Rev. Kathy Lawes (Prairie Association and Western Association) 
Kathy’s Cell Phone (815) 501-2288

Conference Support Staff, Ms. Connie Owens (Assistant to ACM Rev. Kathy Lawes, Western Association Support and Conference Search and Call Specialist)


Western Association Support Staff

Conference Support Staff, Mrs. Carmen Torres (Conference Website Support)

Conference Support Staff,  Ms. Karen Boyk (Conference Bookkeeper)

Conference Support Staff, Ms. Connie Owens (Conference Search and Call Specialist)
1409R Kelly Ave.
Peoria Heights, IL 61616
Phone (309) 685-5929


Finance Administration

Manager of Financial Operations, vacant

Conference Bookkeeper, Ms. Karen Boyk

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


Conference E-Blast

Conference E-Blast  Mrs. Carmen Torres 

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


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

Site Manager, Mr. Mitch Kloster

Assistant Site Director/ Resident Naturalist, Mr. Matt Martinkus

Conference Support Staff, Ms. Tara Cade (Camp Registrar, Assistant to Site Director, Office Manager)


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

Site Director, Rev. Tracy Heilman

Conference Support Staff, Ms. Jeri Edelberg (Camp Registrar)