Who We Are...


Pastor Hope Chernich

Pastor Hope Chernich received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology with a minor in Biblical Studies from North Central University, a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Lourdes College and is currently attending Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary for her Master’s of Divinity. She is trained in conflict resolution, mediation, cultural diversity and appreciative inquiry. She provides support to churches that is both strategic and spiritual. Pastor Hope lives in Jefferson Park with her husband David and her two children, Olivia and Gabrie


Pastor Lindsey Long Joyce

Rev. Lindsey Long Joyce received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and her Master’s of Divinity from Duke Divinity School. She is trained in community organizing, cross-cultural community building, and justice ministries. Her passion is to work for justice and peace and to build relationships. Pastor Lindsey lives in Andersonville with her husband Adam and their daughter Harper.

Deacon Mary Rawlinson

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Rev. Mary Rawlinson is an ordained Deacon in the United Methodist Church, serving with Family Guidance Centers, Inc. as a counselor with people who are in Methodist Hospital for detox from alcohol or heroin use.

Dynamic collaborative leader in ministry with people and communities experiencing economic and social injustice, illness, and addiction. Experienced in substance abuse counseling, pastoral care, community outreach, preaching and teaching, and prophetic engagement with social justice issues. She loves engaging others in their own unique vocations for the transformation of society toward greater compassion and justice.

She has been in ministry with people experiencing poverty, addiction, homelessness, and those who have been incarcerated, since 2010, at Connections for the Homeless, St. Leonard's Ministries,

The Night Ministry, and Hesed House. As a clergy person whose primary appointment is outside of the church, Mary serves UCRP as her local congregation connection. She received her Master of Divinity degree from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and a BA in English from the University of Chicago. Mary lives with her family in Edgewater and also spends as much time as possible caring for her parents in New Jersey. 


Edvette Jones,
New to You Thrift Shop Manager
Artist in Residence



Jeremy Ramey, Music Ministry

Rehearsals are every morning at 8:45 am in the Library on the lower level of the church. If you have any questions, call Jeremy at 773-960-7117.



Holly Davis , Co-Lay Leader

Northa Johnson, CF Volunteer Coordinator

Want to volunteer for Community Feast? Contact Northa by emailing her at northajj@gmail.com or call 312-955-0049

Stephanie Olson, Childcare Worker




Phillip Robinson, Hospitality Coordinator

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Isaiah Witcher, Administrative Assistant



Sabrina Bermingham, Minister of Administration, Sexton