Meet Our Staff

Reverend Colleen M. Norman

Rev. Norman is an Elder in the United Methodist Church, who has served as a Pastor of Urban and Suburban, multi-ethnic, and multi-cultural congregations within the NIC since 1996. Rev. Norman is an honors graduate of DePaul University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and an honors graduate of Chicago Theological Seminary, where she earned a Master of Divinity degree. Pastor Norman has taught an ” Introduction to Theology” course for the Seminary Consortium for Urban Pastoral Education and lectured on the subject of “Religion and Domestic Violence” at Saint Xavier University. Rev. Norman is the 2007 Clergy Recipient of the prestigious Denman Evangelism Award. She has served as a member of religious and civic organizations.

Rev. Norman’s prophetic, Bible based teaching and messages of love and justice continue to inform, inspire, and invite listeners to seek the spiritual intimacy with the Holy Spirit that empowers us to daily embrace a deep and profound love for ourselves, for others, and for our God.

She is mother of four adult children, grandmother of Jayda Marie, Terrence Alexander, and Savannah Ariel. Rev. Norman enjoys reading, writing, teaching, horseback riding, and spending time with family and friends.

Lay Leader
Barbara Gbur,  Lay Leader

Linda Graddick, Administrative Assistant

Beth Anne Hostert, Choir Director

Troas Alexander , Organist

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