Prairie Association Staff

The Prairie 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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Prairie Association

617 N. First Street

DeKalb, IL 60115

Phone (815) 758-3497  Fax (815) 758-5037

Associate Conference MinisterRev. Kathy Lawes (Prairie Association and Western Association) 

Kathy’s Cell Phone (815) 501-2288

Conference Support Staff, Ms. Julie Grendahl (Assistant to ACM Kathy Lawes, Prairie Association Support)


 Other IL Conference Support Staff serving Prairie Assocation

Conference Support StaffMs. Connie Owens (Search and Call Specialist)

1409R Kelly Ave.

Peoria Heights, IL 61616

Phone (309) 685-5929 Fax (309) 685-9679

Finance Administration

Conference Controller, Mr. William Serritella

Conference Bookkeeper, Tracy Diehl

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

Conference News Blasts

Conference Support Staff, Mrs. Carmen Torres 

Conference E-News Editor, Ms. Jackie Moore

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


Conference Camps

Pilgrim Park Camp

26449 1340 N Ave.

Princeton, IL 61356-8790

Phone (815) 447-2390 Fax (815) 447-2205

Acting Site DirectorMr. Mitch Kloster

Assistant Site Director/ Resident NaturalistMr. Matt Martinkus

Conference Support StaffMs. 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

Acting Site Director, Mr. Douglas C. Pompey