About Pastor David

On July 2, 2023, the Rev. David Aslesen was installed as the new pastor of Baker Memorial United Methodist Church. “Christ is calling the church to be inclusive, extensive and generous in welcoming all people into relationship with God, fully embracing the diversity of humankind, joyfully growing in Christian love, mercy and justice.” Pastor David has served congregations in the city and suburbs of Chicago & Rockford for almost thirty years. He has served within the Northern Illinois Conference/UMC as leader of district ordination committees, worship and the arts, immigration justice and reconciling:lgbtq inclusive ministries. A professed NPR news junkie, David enjoys theatre, movies, reading, black coffee, pie of all kinds and spending time with extended family in South Dakota and Iowa. Please give him a call or send an email to schedule a visit.

Welcome from Pastor David

The church of Christ was born by the Holy Spirit moving among a diversity of people called as one to take the love of Jesus into all parts of the world. No one was excluded from receiving the blessings of God. We welcome all to live into this witness through our mission of welcome and dedication to inclusion. Persons of diverse race and ethnicity, age and family & marital status, sexual orientation & gender identity, economics and employment, ability and disability, new to Christian faith or long-time believer, who seek to live in love, hope and faith are welcome to fully participate in the life of Baker Memorial United Methodist Church. Welcome, friends, and let us worship, learn and serve together.
Rev. David Aslesen


Director of Administration and Finance

Director of Music Ministry

Director of Children & Family Ministries


Building Maintenance Manager

JOB OPENING: Director of Christian Faith Formation
Baker Memorial United Methodist Church is seeking a new member of staff and minister among us in the area of Christian faith formation, discipleship and overall ministry. The position is to be filled by a college and/or seminary graduate preferably United Methodist. We are open to United Methodist ordained clergy or qualified Protestant lay person. Full time with Sunday mornings and some evenings/Saturdays required. Salaried compensation is based upon education and experience. Vacation and a health cost reimbursement stipend included. The staff person will be responsible for building teams to vision and implement all Christian formation programming for children and youth (birth through 12th grade), and their families. The desired outcome is for families to connect to the community of Christ’s church while experiencing the joy of faith growing through worship, age-specific programming, multi-generational programming, and service opportunities. We are looking for engaging, formational, and invitational programming presented by well-prepared leaders and volunteers. Click here for the full position description.
Inquiries: Rev. David Aslesen, 708.441.5179,


Kathy Olivarez

Kathy Olivarez

Youth Director

Samuel Wyatt

Samuel Wyatt


Mary Hunt LeCuyer

Mary Hunt LeCuyer