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MEET OUR STAFF

Rev. Keitric Emory, Pastor   contact

Reverend Keitric L. Emory serves as Senior Pastor of Faith United Protestant Church. His passion is rooted in the belief that we have a responsibility to care for one another and be willing to pay the cost of our discipleship as much as we rejoice in our Christianity. Therefore, our belief in God, love for Jesus Christ and dependence on the Holy Spirit cannot be separated from our belief in one another’s goodness, love for one another and interdependence to make this world a better place. Our actions should reflect our beliefs.   Pastor Emory, is a native of Chicago’s southside community, received his Bachelor of Science in Physical Science from Eureka College, and his Master of Divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary. He also earned a certification in Computer Programming at DePaul University. Pastor Emory served as part of the pastoral staff at Covenant UCC, in South Holland for 8 years, and served as an ordained deacon for 10 years at Omega MB Church in Chicago.   Pastor Emory and his wife, Dr. Lakshmi Emory (a physician and healthcare executive), are the proud parents of two wonderful daughters.


 




 

Linda Lulewicz, Facilities Manager     contact

Linda has been involved with office work and management for the better part of her life and left "retirement" in May, 2015, to join our Faith office staff.  She and her husband John joined Faith Church in June of 2000 and have been active members serving on many ministries and committees.  "Faith just felt like home the first time we walked in."  Linda loves the interaction with Faith members and community visitors and is grateful to work in such a warm and welcoming environment.

Heather Moore, Office Manager     contact

Heather Moore joined the staff at Faith Church in June, 2015.  A busy mom with a husband and 2 teenagers, Heather went back to school specializing in medical coding and billing, and continued to earn her Associates and Applied Science degree for Medical Office Management.  Part of that degree included intense study of the Microsoft Office Programs which have proved invaluable to Faith’s Office duties.  Heather’s abilities in the office are only matched by her warm and generous spirit, and we at Faith are grateful she found her way to our doors.

Bill Hinde, Bookkeeper     contact

Bill returned to Park Forest and active membership with Faith Church in 2016.  His extensive background in bookkeeping and accounting made him a prime candidate when Faith’s Bookkeeping position became open; Bill was brought in to Faith’s Staff as bookkeeper in January, 2018.  Along with Bill’s accounting talents, he enjoys singing with Voices of Faith Choir, and has filled a missing piece of Faith’s office structure; his unusual, “quirky” sense of humor delights the office every day.

Ronisha Dubose, Senior Choir Director     contact

Ronisha Dubose started her formal musical training as a beginning pianist at Curie High School at the age of 14.  It was her piano skills that got her into Roosevelt University on a music scholarship, but there at Roosevelt she found her love for vocal music.  Earning her B.A. in 2005, she began teaching music and is now in her 13th year of music education.  She earned her Master of Music Education from VanderCook College of Music in 2014 and currently serves as the General Music Teacher and Choir Director for Indiana School Park Forest.  Ronisha considers her calling to music ministry and music education an honor and a privilege.  She is the proud mother of three talented and sweet-hearted children:  Leon, Franklin, and Amelia.  Ronisha shares her life with Brian Nunn and stays in shape by participating in CrossFit training (CrossFit Mokena)  Pink is her favorite color and she simply cannot resist peanut-butter treats that are wrapped in dark chocolate!

Leon DuBose, Organist     

Leon started playing the piano at the age of 3. His mom kept at least 2 pianos in the front room. He played his first church service at the age of 12. Playing the piano is a soothing stress reliever, getting him through the roughest days with God and music.  In addition to being the father of three magnificent children, one of his favorite accomplishments was going to the studio to play gospel organ for a Kraft Macaroni and Cheese commercial. In his free time, Leon enjoys fishing.  He is a big fan of Lasagna, he doesn’t like to fly, but will drive just about anywhere his Honda will take him…he is glad it brings him to Faith UP Church where the Word of God is being taught.

Scott Means, Bell Choir Director     contact

With over 20 years of handbell experience, Scott is delighted to be the Director of the Faith United Bell Choir. He studied music education at Prairie State College and Northeastern Illinois University. As a musician and vocalist, he has been involved with numerous music and theater organizations in the Chicagoland area.

Scott Miller Jr.,  Sound Technician