Pastors & Staff

 
Reverend Carol Hill
Senior Minister 

 email: pastorcarol@parkridgecommunitychurch.org

More About Jaclyn


​Jaclyn Weir is responsible for the administration of the PRCC office during the week. She graduated from Troy University with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. She and her husband have a daughter, Margaret Jo, and two dogs, Strat and Gibson.





Mollie Foster

Minister - Associate Pastor

email: pastormollie@parkridgecommunitychurch.org

More About Jaclyn


​Jaclyn Weir is responsible for the administration of the PRCC office during the week. She graduated from Troy University with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. She and her husband have a daughter, Margaret Jo, and two dogs, Strat and Gibson.





Liz Swanson 

Director of Pastoral Services

email: liz@parkridgecommunitychurch.org

More About Liz


​Liz Swanson joined our staff as Director of Pastoral Services in May of 2011. Liz primarily assists with the general care of the congregation. Her specific areas of focus include the Stephen Ministry program, Medical Lending Closet, and care for our senior members through Kindred Spirits Cafe and Senior Contact Committee efforts. She hopes to continue developing relationships with the members of our congregation and connect people with meaningful ways to enrich their spiritual lives.

Liz and her family joined PRCC in 1994. When her daughters were young, they were involved with Vacation Bible School, Sunday School and women’s circle events, such as Pasta Divine and the Holiday Bazaar. As the girls grew, different activities included the mission trips, choir trips, Pumpkin Patch, Winter’s Farmers Market, and Beatles Night., As a former Chair of the congregation, Liz has knowledge of the workings and history of PRCC. She has found serving the congregation to be richly rewarding and a great blessing in her life.

Liz graduated from the University of Montana in Missoula and received her MBA from Loyola University in Chicago. Liz enjoys knitting, reading, Bible Study, bike riding with her husband, Dave, and relaxing in Wisconsin. Although the nest is now empty, Liz and Dave love to spend as much time as possible with their adult girls, Karryn and Leena.

Please feel free to contact Liz with any questions or suggestions you might have about Park Ridge Community Church’s commitment to pastoral care.





More About Sasha


​Sasha is the Music Minister at Park Ridge Community Church, where she conducts five choirs and oversees the Music Ministry. She is a full-time professor at Northeastern Illinois University in the Music Department, teaching Opera, Music Theory and Sight-Singing. Sasha served as the Executive Director of a not-for-profit children’s group called The Happiness Club which uses the mediums of music, dance and drama to teach kids positive values and give them a safe haven with constructive activities. She also worked for ten years as the Department Chair and Director of the Vocal Program for the MERIT School of Music. In 1998, while attending DePaul University, Sasha was recruited to be assistant to Maestro Daniel Barenboim at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and at the Staatsoper in Berlin. She held this position for two years. She holds degrees in Opera Performance, French and Vocal Pedagogy from Northeastern Illinois University (BA, MA) and DePaul University (PC), and has studied choral conducting at Westminster College in New Jersey.

In addition to her teaching career, Sasha enjoys an extensive solo performing career (both as a Soprano and Choral Conductor) not only in Chicago, but also in Mexico, England, Scotland, Germany and many parts of South America. She has sung the National Anthem at the Chicago Cubs games many times and has performed leading roles with many of the area’s opera companies. In Summer 2005 she was a featured soloist at the Ravinia Festival in world premier music by Ron Combs in association with the Ruth Page Dance Foundation. In 2006, Sasha sang the role of Flora in La Traviata at the Athenaeum Theatre in Chicago. Sasha appeared with the legendary Mr. William Warfield in excerpts from Porgy and Bess with the Lake Shore Symphony. She has sung under the baton of Sr. Ruben Gonzalez (former concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra) in the United States premier of his opera Cartas Marcadas. She has also sung leading roles in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Don Giovanni, Le Nozze di Figaro, La Bohème, La Traviata, Falstaff, Die Fledermaus and many more.

Sasha is the recipient of many awards including the Harold Berlinger award and the Joan Sachs Memorial Award and Talent Scholarship. She has been featured on Channel 2 television as “Someone You Should Know” and was honored in 2005 as the Distinguished Alumna of the Year of DePaul University.





​Shelley O'Brien

Director of Children's Ministries 

email:  sundayschool@parkridgecommunitychurch.org

Jaclyn Weir

Parish Coordinator

email: office@parkridgecommunitychurch.org

More About Shelley


Shelley has been a part of the PRCC family since 1974. She has had various roles in the Sunday School as a student, teacher, superintendent, and parent. She loves working with all of the kids and all ages at the church. She also loves being a part of the Kindred Spirits family with the seniors of the congregation.





More About Jaclyn


​Jaclyn Weir is responsible for the administration of the PRCC office during the week. She graduated from Troy University with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. She and her husband have a daughter, Margaret Jo, and two dogs, Strat and Gibson.





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