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Pastor ColleenIn my late 30’s being a wife, stay-at-home mom and local EMT, I found that people needed more than band-aides and rides to hospitals. As a result, I enrolled in a United Church of Christ Licensed Ministry Course. I sought this education for my own spiritual growth and the hopeful ability to help others as I fulfilled my EMT duties.

When my home church in Hollowayville, Illinois found itself pastorless, they asked me to fill the pulpit until we were able to call a pastor. I accepted the position with reserve…but blessings of our Association Minister. The relationship deepened and grew, but after six and a-half years I chose to move on.

I sought out a two-point call. For the next ten years I served a Presbyterian church in Franklin Grove, IL, as well as a Congregational church in Lee Center. Both churches were located in in Lee County IL.

In September of 2010, I accepted a call by the Federated Church of Paxton and my husband, Don, and I moved to Paxton.

Our move to Paxton was two-fold. Ten years is a good time to be in one location and, Paxton was much closer to our only grandchildren. We have two married sons, wonderful daughter-in-laws, two precious granddaughters, and two fun grand-dogs.

We have found Paxton Federated to be a good fit. If you are looking for a place to worship, please give us a try.

Pastor Colleen

Pastor Colleen saved these thoughts written by “author unknown” because it spoke to her. Maybe it will speak to you.


Priscilla at the PianoPriscilla Andreae attended University of Illinois, C-U, studying voice with Grace Wilson, and organ with Dr. Russell Miles and Professor Paul Pettinga. She sang in the Oratorio Society under direction of Professor Harold Decker and studied conducting with him, graduating in1976 with a degree in education, music emphasis.

She has attended church music workshops in Montreat NC, Portland ME, Los Angeles CA, Pittsburgh PA, and most recently in Louisville KY.

Working for 15 years in classroom music, she continues teaching individual piano students.

She currently serves 2 churches as organist as well as directing the choir at the Federated Church.

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