Our Board

Meet our Board

Members of the Jeremiah Development Board of Directors come from the four founding churches, community organizations and neighborhood businesses.

Board Officers

  • Greg Cox (Lawyer at Nicolosi Galluzzo, LLP, Emmanuel Episcopal Church Member)
  • Ashley Sarver (Urban Planner, Gary Anderson Architects)
  • Lisa Ekwall (Independent Bookeeper)
  • Charmaine Logwood (Case Worker, Jubilee Center)


  • Holly Beeman (Eng. Document Management Technician, 2nd/1st Church, Member)
  • Walt Boothe (Vice President, Business Development Officer, Illinois Bank and Trust) 
  • Phillip Bush (Self-Employed)
  • Robin Garvey (Mental Health Activist, NAMI Northern Illinois)
  • Tyler HIllman 
  • Charmaine Logwood (Case Worker, Jubilee Center)
  • Rachel Schmidt
  • Joan Tunnell, (Literacy Consultant, Court Street UMC Member)

One representative from each of the founding congregations also serves on the Board, ex-officio, without vote.

  • The Reverend Bill Nesbitt, Emmanuel Episcopal Church
  • The Reverend Calvin Culpepper, Court Street United Methodist Church
  • The Reverend Rebecca White Newgren, SecondFirst Church

The Executive Director is Sue Kanthak, who serves on the board as an ex-officio member as well.

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