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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Carrie Marcotte

Music Director


Carrie was director of music at St. Scholastica, where she worked for over 18 years. She is currently the organist for the Chicago Blackhawks, the choral accompanist at Waubonsie Valley High School, and the director of the West Towns Chorus, a men's (a cappella) barbershop chorus located in Downers Grove. Carrie brings many gifts and talents to the staff of our church.

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Jorie Manderfield


In Memory of Jorie Manderfield

(Click to go to In Memoriam Page).


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.