Rev. Cindy Marino joined Grace Church as Senior Pastor on July 1, 2015. Upon graduating from the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary, Rev. Marino received the VanDerZyl Preaching Award for excellence in demonstrated ability to faithfully relate scripture to contemporary life as well as the Henry E.N. VeNita E. Fawcett Award in Pastoral Ministry for skill and commitment to preaching, personal relationships, discipline, and dedication to theological study. After seminary, she was appointed to Christ UMC as Associate Pastor. In 2008, Rev. Marino became Sr. Associate Pastor at Christ UMC, leading four associate pastors. Former Bishop Hee-Soo Jung then appointed her as Sr. Pastor of Rochelle UMC in 2011, after which she was appointed Senior Pastor of Grace UMC in 2015 by Bishop Sally Dyck. We are excited to welcome Pastor Cindy!