Our Team

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Rev Danita R Anderson

Lead Pastor


The Rev. Danita Anderson was appointed to Woodridge United Methodist Church as Lead Pastor on July 1st, 2014.  

The Rev. Danita Anderson has been a part of the Methodist (now United Methodist) Church almost all of her life. She was ordained a deacon in 1983 and elder in 1985 and has served the Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church in pastoral ministry since being a student in 1980. Read On.

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Rev Dave Buerstetta

Koinonia Pastor


The Rev. Dave Buerstetta started serving as one of the pastors at Woodridge United Methodist Church in 1995 and is currently our Koinonia Pastor. Read On.

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Becky Jeske

Office Manager


Becky handles all the day-to-day operations of the office and church with finesse and humor.  She keeps us all organized and on the right track. If you have a question about our church, Becky can help you.

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Jorie Manderfield

Sunday School Coordinator


Jorie has over 15 years of experience teaching and caring for children.  She works at a day care center, she teaches Sunday School and Vacation Bible School.  Jorie brings all her joy, enthusiasm, and expertise to our Children's Ministries.

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Mandy Meyers

Preschool Director


Mandy runs our Small Miracles Preschool.  She is starting her third year as Preschool Director.  Mandy has been a part of the preschool in a variety of roles for more than 7 years and in education for over 25 years.

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Katrina Sudman

Music Director


Katrina is a talented and accomplished musician with an Master of Music in Piano Performance.  Whether directing the Choir, the Worship Band, or leading worship gatherings from the piano, Katrina offers her musical gifts with grace and understanding.


Lisa Domer

Nursery Director



Lisa Domer has been caring for our little ones in the nursery for many years. Lisa finds it so rewarding to watch the children grow and learn. Her gentle and calming ways are helpful for parents.


Reuben Early




Reuben keeps our building clean and in good working order.  Reuben has helped this congregation with dedication and hard work for over five years.