Dr. Ann-Marie Hislop, Interim Pastor

Hello, and welcome to Northminister! I came here in late July 2013 on an interim basis after Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Mike Youngblood retired from the ministry.

I received a Master of Divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary in 2000 and was ordained at Chicago Fourth Presbyterian Church in 2001. After serving as solo pastor of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Davenport, IA, for eight years, I returned to Chicago to a position as Interim Pastor at Friendship Presbyterian Church in Chicago. Next came an interim position at Heritage Presbyterian Church in Carol Stream, IL.

Before ordination, I was a long time member of Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago. During seminary, I served first as staff then as interim director of that church’s Elam Davies Social Service Center.

In 2008, I received a Doctor of Ministry from San Francisco Theological Seminary as part of the International Feminist Theology program.

Because mission and the needs of God’s children in impoverished nations have long been a passion for me, I made two trips to the Middle East while at McCormick. During those trips I visited or did mission work in Syria, Egypt and Israel-Palestine.

I’m a native of Verona, NJ., and studied nursing at Seton Hall University and then served two years in the Navy Nurse Corps at the Naval hospital in Charleston, SC. While I consider Chicago home, I make frequent trips to the east coast to visit family and friends.

Contact Pastor Ann-Marie.

Updates about our search for a new pastor.

J. GregoryRev. Jessica C. Gregory, Associate Pastor


My ministry here includes reaching out to visitors and prospective new members, leading classes for new members and offering pastoral care for folks who are homebound or in the hospital. I believe the heart of ministry is relationships — helping people journey through the hilltops, plains and valleys of life.

I grew up in Chesterfield, MO, a suburb of St. Louis, and I’ve been active in the Presbyterian church since my youth. I attended Knox College in Galesburg, IL, and taught history and coached track and field at Gage Park High School in the Chicago Public Schools. I received my Master of Divinity degree from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago.

I live in Evanston with my husband, Ryan, and our son Nathan.

If you want to know more about our church community, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I hope to see you at Northminster.

Contact Pastor Jessica.