On August 16th, we welcomed Pastor Chuck Maney as our Interim Pastor, and we are excited for what lies ahead . . .
Good morning, my name is Chuck Maney. I am a second career United Church of Christ clergy person. I retired from Commonwealth Edison/Exelon after a career of operating a nuclear power plant.
After seminary, I served the United Church of Christ in Spring Valley near Pilgrim Park for 11 years, and recently completed an Interim Ministry contract with Union Congregational UCC in Somonauk. I live with my wife, Martha, a Kindergarten teacher, in Ottawa, Illinois.
I have a son and daughter-in-law who are raising 2 grandsons in Spokane, Washington. We were there to visit in June. We have a daughter and son-in-law who are raising two grandsons in Bloomington-Normal. Our youngest daughter Colleen, is a Music Education student at Illinois State. Colleen spent several years on the Pilgrim Park Staff, and still plans her summers to be a counselor at Spirit Camp, now run by her Elmhurst College classmate, Rev. Sarah Lohrbach.