Melissa Earley has been NUMC’s pastor since 2010. Before coming to Northbrook, she served United Methodist churches in Geneva and Waukegan. A graduate of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Melissa also holds a degree from Kenyon College. She liv
es in Northbrook with her dog Mandy and her cat Chester. Melissa is an avid reader and loves to travel. She is also blessed with a creative spirit which allows her to bring an element of surprise to worship services.
Melissa has a blog called “Waking Up Earley” you can find it at www.melissa-earley.com
Christine Hides is NUMC’s Director of Ministries with Children and Youth. Previously she has served UMC churches in Lake Bluff and Grayslake. She holds degrees in Education and Social Policy from Northwestern University. She is currently enrolled part time at Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary and is a certified deacon candidate.
Christine lives in the northern suburbs with her husband Brian and two teenage daughters. She enjoys travelling, being outdoors, reading and writing. She is passionate about finding creative ways to equip children, youth and families to incorporate faith into everyday life.
Christine blogs about faith formation at christinevhides.com
What happens when a deep faith in God and a love for music combine? One answer is Mijin Kim, NUMC’s organist. Mijin has a Master’s in Music from Northern Illinois University. When she’s not practicing or working with the NUMC choirs, she gives private piano and voice lessons.
Shirley Mosteller is NUMC’s Music Director. Previously she was Director of Music Ministry at Centenary UMC in Metuchen, NJ. Shirley holds music degrees from the University of Delaware and Catholic University of America as well as a certificate from the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia. She sang opera professionally for many years, but now concentrates on teaching.
An East-coaster, Shirley moved to Glenview in 2010 when her husband, Steve, became Music Director of DePaul’s Opera Program. They have a daughter, Laura, and dog, Piper. Shirley now shares her love of music with students at GBS and DePaul University. She also enjoys knitting, crocheting, sewing, beading and reading.
Helayne Levin has served as Northbrook UMC’s administrative assistant since January, 2015. She has a Bachelor’s degree in social work and has experience working in many different fields. She is an active member of Temple Judea Mizpah in Skokie including serving on the Temple board for 25 years. She is the proud mother of two adult children and one son-in-law. Helayne enjoys “crafting” and has done seven 39.3 mile weekend walks in five years to raise funds to battle breast cancer.
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