Rev. Tony Asta, Interim Pastor

Rev. CJ Hawking, Harry F. Ward Minister for Social Justice

In addition to serving Euclid, C.J. is also the Executive Director of Arise Chicago, which has been bringing a fuller measure of God’s justice to workplaces since 1991. Arise has partnered with low-wage immigrant workers to recover $6,300,000 in stolen wages and has passed anti-wage theft ordinances in Chicago and Cook County.  Hawking is also a visiting lecturer on labor and social movements at the University of Illinois and co-authored Staley: The Fight for the New American Labor Movement (University of Illinois Press, 2009) which won three Book of the Year awards.  She is thrilled to be at Euclid, where Harry F. Ward, the founder of Methodists for Social Action, served over 100 years ago.  She lives in Oak Park with her husband and two daughters.

Brigit Goudie, Director of the Children, Youth, and Family Ministry

Brigit Goudie joined the staff of Euclid Avenue United Methodist Church in August of 2023 as the Director of the Children, Youth, and Family Ministry. Before coming to Euclid, she worked as a children’s librarian, focusing on creative programming for kids ages birth-8th grade, as well as intergenerational programs. She has taught art classes at summer camps and libraries and has participated in art shows around the Chicagoland area since she was 15. Brigit studied English, Art, and Art History at the United Methodist-affiliated North Central College. She earned her Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Dominican University. In her free time, she enjoys reading, dancing to Disney songs, and exploring forest preserves with her family.

Brigit can be reached at [email protected].

Noreen Frye, Church Administrative Assistant

Noreen Frye came on board at EAUMC in June of 2023 as the part-time office administrator. With a varied background – administration, budgets, events, and marketing – she will support daily operations, outreach, and special events.  Although Noreen was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, she has ties to Oak Park and Chicago. Her brother married an Oak Parker and eventually lived in Chicagoland. Her BA was earned at the University of Pittsburgh while attending evening classes. You don’t want to guess how many years it took to complete her degree! If you want to chat about food, pets or swimming, stop by the office.

Miles Andrew Sutton, Director of Music

Miles Andrew Sutton is a Chicago-based pianist and musician. He was born and raised in the sunshine state (FL) and completed his bachelor’s degree at Stetson University in DeLand, FL, “go hatters!”. In 2018, he made the move to the evergreen state (WA) to pursue master’s study at Washington State University, “go cougs!” He teaches piano and plays for various organizations in the Chicago-land area including the premier recording of Oak Park composer Don Skoog’s suite “Emily Sings!” He has been the music director at Euclid Avenue United Methodist Church since the fall of 2021. If you have ever felt the urge to sing, come join us in the choir, no matter your amount of experience. He is always searching for the best croissant, so if you know of a place to try… Please, let him know! 

Josh White, Worship Service Projectionist

Josh White grew up in the North Georgia Conference attending Tucker First UMC in Tucker, GA. He is a Graduate of Chamblee High School and Auburn University with a degree in Industrial Design (BID); Minor in Sustainability. He has a passion for green technologies, electric vehicles, DIY, and tinkering. 

Shaun Barton, Cyber Shepherd

Commonly known as “Did you call, Shaun?”, currently serves as the Cyber Shepherd and is a candidate pursuing Certified Lay Minister certification. Shaun’s ministry focuses on empowering our youth and strengthening the relationship between the communities of Oak Park and Austin, using both virtual and in-person engagement to promote understanding, compassion, and a sense of togetherness among these two vibrant communities.

David H. , Building Engineer