Bishop Frank Beard

Bishop Frank J. Beard is the resident bishop of the Illinois Area, having been appointed to the assignment Sept. 1, 2016.

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WOW, what a ride!

We’ve only just begun but the ride thus far has been great. It has not taken me long to discover three reasons why the Illinois Great Rivers Conference (IGRC) is a wonderful place to be. I’m sure that by the end of the year I will have discovered a dozen or more reasons but for one month, here are my observations: 1. IGRC folks are great at hospitality. 2. IGRC people are genuinely friendly. 3. IGRC members are extremely generous.