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Rev. Rochelle Michael
Director of Ministry and Pastoral Services
Rev. Rochelle Michael researches, plans, consults, implements, and monitors ministry activities and pastoral care for Trinity United Church of Christ. She is responsible for the coordination and management of daily work, supervises the performance of the pastoral staff, ensures the development of skills and talents for the pastoral staff by providing coaching, training opportunities and supports ministry partners in facilitation of ministry, programs and project activities.
Rev. Rochelle holds a Masters of Divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary, a Masters of Social Work from the University of Illinois and a Bachelors of Sociology Degree from Northeastern Illinois University.
Rev. Rochelle is a world traveler and enjoys cooking, fine dining, reading, dancing, music and movies. Her favorite scripture is Psalm 34, “I will bless the Lord at all times, God’s praises shall continually be in my mouth, my soul shall make her boast in the Lord. The humble shall hear thereof and be glad. Oh magnify the Lord with me and let us exalt his name together.”
Rev. Mark Barclay
Associate Pastor, Men’s Ministries
Rev. Mark S. Barclay provides pastoral leadership to the Isuthu, Men’s Chorus, Men’s Fellowship, and Project Jeremiah ministries. In addition, Rev. Barclay provides marital counseling and has a passion for community outreach.
He is a graduate of Chicago Theological Seminary and holds a Bachelor in Psychology from Chicago State University. In addition, he is a graduate of Washburne Trade School where he majored in painting and decorating.
Rev. Mark is a devoted ex-Marine who loves creating “out-the-box” outreach ministry. He enjoys the concrete pulpit because it allows him to meet people where they are and love them for who they are. He is married to the love of his life, Paula, and he is a devoted father to three daughters, Alexis, Sydni, and Candace.
Rev. Mark’s hobbies include martial arts instructor, weight training, and movie buff. He is also a Taekwondo second degree black belt and Hapkido first degree black belt. His favorite scripture is John 3:16 (KJV), “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
Rev. Carmin Alana Frederick, MHS, M.Div.
Associate Pastor to Teens and Families
Rev. Carmin A. Frederick is the Associate Pastor to Teens and Families, serving the Intonjane, Chinara, Imani Ya Watume, Young Adult Ushers, Active Seniors and Friends, Adopt-A-Student, Grandparents, Married Couples, and Singles ministries.
She holds a Master of Divinity from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology-Virginia Union University, a Master of Health Sciences in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Governors State University, a Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Science, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Rev. Carmin is the mother of one son, Adin, and two dogs, Grayson and Phoebe. Her hobbies include reading and cooking. Her favorite scripture is Isaiah 43:16-20 (The Message), “Forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history. Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new. It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it? There it is! I’m making a road through the desert, rivers in the badlands.” Her favorite prayer is “The Peace Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi.”
Rev. Neichelle Guidry
Associate Pastor to Young Adults
Rev. Neichelle Guidry provides pastoral leadership to the Young Adult and Worship and Arts Ministries, assisting the ministry partners with planning special ministry events, outside engagements, and more.
Rev. Guidry holds a Master of Divinity from Yale Divinity School and a Bachelors of Arts from Clark Atlanta University. She is currently a doctoral student in Homiletics at Garrett-Evangelical Seminary and the founder and Editor-in-Chief of shepreaches magazine.
In her spare time, Rev. Neichelle enjoys cooking, traveling, writing, and shopping. Her favorite scripture today is Luke 1:30 (The Voice Translation), “Mary, don’t be afraid. You have found favor with God.”
Rev. Linda Mootry-Dodd
Associate Pastor, Minister to the Sick and Shut-In
Rev. Linda Mootry-Dodd provides pastoral care and ministry to the sick and shut-in at hospitals, extended care facilities, and homes, and provides pastoral care to our Health and Wellness ministries.
She holds a Masters of Divinity from North Park Theological Seminary and a certificate in Urban Ministry from the Seminary Consortium of Urban Pastoral Care (SCUPE). In addition, Rev. Linda served as a nurse for 38 years.
Rev Linda is the grateful mother of one daughter, Linda Dodd-Rhodes and her husband Warren, and one son, Pervis Michael Dodd and his wife Candice. She is the proud grandmother of five granddaughters and a grandson. Her hobbies include bicycling, juicing, eating healthy, exercising, watching comedies, and observing nature, and she loves the sun. Her favorite scripture is Matthew 25:36 (KJV),“Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.”
Rev. Michael D. Jacobs
Associate Pastor for Youth and ChildrenRev. Michael D. Jacobs serves as the Associate Pastor to the Youth and Children ministries, serving the Children’s Church, Saturday Bible School, Girl Scouts, Vacation Bible School, Junior Drill Team, Khayralla Dance, Little Warriors for Christ, Math Tutorial, Mwanabaraka Dance, Trustee, Walaika, Youth Drill Team, and Youth Usher ministries.
Rev. Jacobs received a Masters of Divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary, and he is a graduate of DeVry Institute of Technology.
Rev. Jacobs is married to Carole A. Jacobs. His favorite hobby is listening to music. Rev. Jacobs’ favorite scripture is Psalm 23 (KJV), “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. 3He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 4Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. 5Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. 6Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.”
Rev. Dr. Clyde A. White
Volunteer Associate Pastor
Rev. Dr. Clyde A. White, Volunteer Associate Pastor, holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University, a Masters of Divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Business from the University of Chicago.
Rev. White is known for his popular Tuesday night Bible Study classes which provide students with powerful reflections and experiences in learning the scripture. He is the author of the inspirational book, Living Proverbs 3:5-6.
Rev. White is married to his beloved wife, Kathleen, and they are the parents of five children, four granddaughters, and one grandson. His favorite message is “Praise is what I do.”
Rev. Barbara Ann Heard
Rev. Barbara A. Heard serves as a volunteer pastor providing individual counseling, and both pre- and post-marital counseling. She is also a Bible Study class facilitator.
Rev. Heard holds a Masters of Divinity from Garrett-Evangelical Seminary, and attended Loyola University of Chicago, Institute for Pastoral Studies, where she participated in graduate courses in theology. She also holds a Bachelor of Education, Kindergarten-Primary Education, from Chicago State University.
Rev. Heard is the mother of one daughter, and two grandchildren. Her hobbies include reading, cooking, jazz, theater – especially dance, and fine dining.
Rev. Heard’s favorite scripture is Luke 12:38 (NRSV), “From everyone to whom much has been given, much will be required.”