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

Director of Faith Formation
Baker Memorial United Methodist Church is seeking a new member of staff in the area of education and leadership. The position is open to a college graduate or higher. Full time with Sunday mornings required, occasional Saturdays and weeknights. Salaried compensation is based upon education and experience. Vacation and health cost reimbursement stipend included. The staff person will be responsible to implement Christian formation programming for children, youth and families. Desired outcomes include engaging, joyful, formational, service- oriented and invitational programming presented by well-prepared volunteer teachers and leaders. A full job description can be obtained from our pastor, the Rev. David Aslesen,, call for inquiries: 630.584.6680. Position reopened 11/10/23.


Kathy Olivarez

Youth Director

Samuel Wyatt


Mary Hunt LeCuyer