Staff

Rev. Dr. Marti Scott, Lead Pastor

MartiHeadShotRev. Dr. Marti Scott has served as the Lead Pastor for Euclid Avenue United Methodist Church since 2006. Prior to serving at Euclid, Pastor Marti served as the District Superintendent for the Chicago Northwestern District of the Northern Illinois Conference of The United Methodist Church. Through out her work as a teacher, pastor, and leader, Pastor Marti has been committed to justice and inclusion. Marti can be reached at revscott@euclidavenueumc.org.

Rev. C.J. Hawking, Harry F. Ward Minister for Social Justice

CJHeadShotIn 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.

Rev. Teran Loeppke, Pastor of Congregational & Community Development

Teran is quite honored to be in ministry at Euclid—a place of such deep love and full inclusion of all people!
Teran began his ministry as a Deacon by community organizing with Chicago area union hospitality workers as they continued their climb out of poverty toward a middle class standard of living. After subsequently organizing in the struggle for affordable housing in Chicago’s Humboldt Park and Logan Square neighborhoods, Teran and his wife Sara chose for him to become a stay-at-home-dad with his son Simon and daughter Zoe. While caring for his family he helped lay the foundation for a Ministry Center for Immigrants & Refugees in West Rogers Park—a congregational outreach and service mission collaborating with community organizations. Teran believes that God’s love is a revolutionary, deeply personal and transformative force that leads us all into the New Heaven on Earth. Contact Teran at: revteran@euclidavenueumc.org

Ms. Jennifer Keller, Seminarian

professional-pic-1-cropJennifer is grateful to be serving her field education internship at her home church, with the most inspirational and progressive team of pastors and laity sharing and living out the Good News of the Gospel in and around the Oak Park community, greater Chicago, nationally and globally.  She yielded to her sense of God’s call, and entered Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in the fall of 2014 as a full time student to prepare for the ministry of an elder in the church.  One of the areas of her focus at Euclid Avenue UMC is visiting church members and guests as well as working with both the Member Care Committee and the Visitors Committee.
She is appreciative to be serving in this faith community of Euclid Avenue – to discern, learn, live, gather and rejoice in the radically inclusive love of the Gospel of Jesus Christ – living into the New Heaven on Earth

Carlos Elvir, Office and Technology Coordinator

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Jeff Norris, Music Director

Rebekah Ward, Director of Children & Families & Youth

Barrian Jefferson, Custodian

Craig Thompson, Building Engineer