Associate Pastor Jill Sander-Chali
Since we announced last November that our family would be leaving Chapel Hill this summer due to my husband’s position with the Great Plains Conference, which is consolidating offices in Topeka, KS, we have appreciated the prayers as we awaited word from our Bishop about our next mission assignment. The Bishop recently gave several staff positions the option of working remotely rather than relocating to Topeka. We are thrilled to share that starting July 1, I have been appointed to serve as the Senior Pastor at College Hill UMC here in Wichita, KS. My husband, Rev. Kalaba Chali, will continue in his position as the Mercy and Justice Coordinator for the Great Plains Conference.
We have enjoyed being Chapel Hillers in so many ways. Chali has loved singing with the Celebration Choir and engaging in lively conversation with the great people in Pastor Jerry’s Sunday School class. Our daughter, Mapalo, loves Sunday School, Zoe group at church, and VBS. It has been a joy and an honor for me to serve alongside our talented worship staff, our compassionate pastors and Congregational Care Ministers, and our strong missions team.
We look forward to continuing our involvement through my last Sunday on June 10 and we will be in prayer for Chapel Hill as you continue living the mission of welcoming all people to experience and share the extraordinary grace and love of Jesus Christ. This is an incredible team of clergy, staff and lay people and I know that God will continue doing amazing things in and through each one of you!