Our Mission & Vision

All the spiritually hungry people of our world to be invited and welcomed to the expanding table of God’s love present at Grace Church. Forming Christian disciples is our primary task, while building an inclusive faith community in order to carry the message and ministry of Jesus to our community and to the world.


Leadership Team

Our ministry team is everyone in the congregation as we all try to use our spiritual gifts for the building up of the Body of Christ and serving the world around us. Our leaders agree to grow in their own faith as they help others fulfill the call of Christ in their lives and for our church.

Pastor Rob Dillingham

Rob Dillingham is a native of Ankeny, Iowa and also spent eight of his formative years in the small community of Duncombe, Iowa. A graduate of Ankeny High School, he earned a B.A. in History from McKendree University in Lebanon, Illinois and a Master of Divinity from Eden Theological Seminary in Webster Groves, Missouri.

A child of the church and of United Methodism, Rob spent many summers of his youth and early adulthood serving in church camps, mission trips, and disaster relief. He has served churches of varying sizes and locations throughout the Illinois Great Rivers Conference. Proclaiming the good news of God’s love for all people in word and deed, helping them grow in faith, and supporting them in putting their unique spiritual gifts to use to enhance the church’s ministry are some of Rob’s passions in ministry.

Rob is married to Sarah, a teacher, and together they are the parents of five children ages 5-15. Their family enjoys fishing, hiking, cooking unique food, and adventures together.

Margaret Burrell | Church Secretary

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Margaret is a gift to our church with her deep faith and welcoming smile to all who enter the church during the week. Not only is Margaret efficient and effective with all she’s asked to do, she does so with a generous heart and eager to give her very best for Jesus Christ. Margaret and her husband, Jerry, are faithful members of Neoga Grace along with their three children and grandchildren.