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Rev Danita R Anderson

Lead Pastor


March 3, 2024

Dear members and friends of Woodridge United Methodist Church:

I am writing to share with you the exciting news that Bishop Dan Schwerin has appointed Rev. Danita Anderson as Assistant to the Bishop effective July 1, 2024.

In her new role as Assistant to the Bishop, Pastor Danita will provide oversight of training new District Superintendents and work to maintain the integrity of the episcopal office. She will also work with clergy immigration, clergy recruitment, research into matters of church law, and support to the Board of Ordained Ministry, among other important tasks for the good of the conference. Pastor Danita’s extensive experience and leadership will provide many blessings to the Northern Illinois Conference. 

Join me in congratulating Pastor Danita and wishing her the best in her new appointment! We are grateful for her grace filled leadership and service to Woodridge UMC, and she will truly be missed. We will gather in May for a time of celebration and fellowship to honor Pastor Danita’s ministry so stay tuned for details! 

Patti Cash
Staff-Parish Relations Committee

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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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.


BOb Klopke



Bob does a wonderful job of keeping our building clean and in good working order.