Throughout the pandemic our leaders have been meeting safely through Zoom. These monthly meetings guided us through changes. We did not shut down our church – ever!

Worship was online the whole year!  The team was fiscally responsible and safe. There have been no outbreaks of Covid-19 in our congregation.

We are now back to meeting in person with online options. We have fiscally and pastorally met the needs of our church for 2020 and 2021. Congratulations to the Leadership Team for seeing us through these challenging years.

As we begin 2023 we are talking about what God would have us do to prepare for the 2024 anniversary year. If you would like to walk with us in the transition to God’s big plan for Kaneville UMC please contact us. 

Church Staff

Rev. NE Blade



Dan Alfrey

Music Director


Kalina Flamand

Administrative Assistant


Bev and Gary Rissman



Pastoral Leadership 

As a United Methodist Church we receive clergy appointments through the Bishop of the Northern Illinois Conference (NIC).  Preparation for appointment making and evaluation of the clergy happen all year round through the Staff Parish Committee (SPRC) of the church. The SPRC assures good communication between the appointed pastor and the congregation. In this non-call system the Holy Spirit works through the Bishop, the Laity on SPRC and the clergy. 

Rev. Nancy Blade has been a pastor in the NIC for 34 years. She enjoys the lifestyle of a rural church and brought her passion for children and worship to the Kaneville/Elburn area three years ago. As a mother of two college students Pastor Nancy freely shares the family talents and cares for the parsonage house.  Her commitment to mission and online ministry has taken us in new directions in 2022. We are excited to see what the future will bring.