Why Church...Why Ministry
Feb 23, 2017 4:45 PM - Because we need church that can heal us, lift us up and invite us in. These words touch me at my core from seminary friend Raven Rowe, expressing what I have come to know and experience in this life, Kimberlee Whisler-Vasko comments while feeling her intense passion and authenticity to teach and nurture as she spoke to me. She will be taking on her first call as Associate Pastor at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Downers Grove though her entire life has been centered in faith, young adults who struggle and a progressive church community. Kim began her first childhood steps at the First United Church of Oak Park on Kenilworth Ave and steadfastly continued her journey and love for youth as the Director of Christian Education and the Coordinator of UCC Relations at Elmhurst College where she also graduated with a Bachelors degree. As a director for many years, she truly realized the heavy responsibility to youth in a congregation and building a strong church for future generations to come.