Rev. Sara Isbell is a lifelong United Methodist and a child of the Illinois Great Rivers Conference. She received her calling to ministry while serving as Program Associate at the Wesley Foundation at the University of Illinois. Sara received her M.Div from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, where she now serves on the Board of Trustees. Back home in the IGRC, she served 4 years at Decatur Grace UMC before being appointed to Chatham UMC in November of 2007 where she is currently serving as Directing Pastor.
Judy Frymark, AIC, is a Senior Claims Specialist with Church Mutual Insurance Co., based in Merrill, Wisc.. Church Mutual is the largest insurer of religious institutions in the United States. Judy has been with the company for 16 years and is a specialist in the field of sexual misconduct. She handles sexual misconduct/molestation claims involving churches, schools, camps, child-care and assisted living facilities across the country. She is also actively involved in training and risk management programs in the area of sexual misconduct and professional liability at Church Mutual.
Church Mutual has published a document, Recognizing Your Liability Risks. Download the booklet...
Church Mutual has also published a series of 11 pamphlets, collectively known as the Church Mutual Protection series, providing resources for church risk management.
Donna Rogers, an instructor of management, graduated with honors with a Masters of Education in Human Resources Development from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. After certification in 2001 in Senior Professional in Human Resources she joined the University of Illinois Springfield and Robert Morris College as an adjunct faculty until 2008, when she joined the UIS College of business and Management. There she serves as instructor of Human Resources Management, Organizational Development and Organizational Behavior.
Eda Hackmann, an IGRC COSROW member, attended the January 2010 Do No Harm conference, sponsored by the General Commission on Status and Role of Women. She sets the context for the discussion with opening remarks.