Pastoral Staff 

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Rev. Alicia Reese, Pastor

Pastor Alicia completed her Master of Divinity at North Park Theological Seminary, and she is currently working on a Doctorate of Ministry at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. Prior to seminary she was a working actor in Chicago and loves integrating the arts into worship and the life of the church. She is an adjunct professor at  North Park’s School of Restorative Arts, an inside-out educational program at two state prisons, where she teaches spiritual formation through the arts.  


Pastor Alicia has also worked for Feed My Starving Children, a world hunger organization, and even traveled to Haiti with them.


Pastor Alicia is passionate about being a part of God’s work of restorative justice, love, and mercy and is excited about helping to equip the body of Christ to participate in the Kingdom of God. Wherever you are in your journey - she would love to journey with you!


Pastor Alicia is originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan, and loves Michigan football and Zingerman’s coffee. She is married to her wonderful husband, Courtney, and they have two amazing kids. In her free time, Pastor Alicia enjoys restoring furniture and bike rides and hikes with her family.


Jeffrey Sundwall

Music Director

Jeff has been a church musician since high school. In addition to working with UCC congregations, he has also served other denominations in Chicagoland. Jeff holds a degree in Music Education from Rosary College. In addition, he has worked with Alice Parker and Sir David Willcocks at Westminster Choir College. In his spare time, Jeff sings bass with the Elmhurst Choral Union. He and his wife Debbie live in Westchester and have two grown daughters. 


Sue Bialas


Sue lives in Darien with her husband Mike and they have three grown children.  In addition to her time at BRCC, she is a personal trainer with a small group of loyal clients. In her free time, she enjoys biking, hiking, reading & traveling. 

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Dan Rodriguez


2022 Church Council


Hannah Sundwall

Vice President

Debra Sanford

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Chris McNally

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Bill Sanford

Board of Elders
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Susann Pedersen

Board of Christian Education

Debra Sundwall

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Board of Stewards
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Russell Smith


Ann Fong


Board of Trustees
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Madelyn Pedersen


Jill Rizner


Member at Large
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Jean Casper