Julie Kilmer has served several churches in Michigan including: St. Matthew UCC, in Casco, First Congregational UCC in Grand Ledge, and First Congregational UCC in Jackson. She also served at Barrington Congregational Church UCC in Rhode Island. She was ordained in the United Church of Christ 19 years ago. In addition, she serves at the Site Director for Central Seminary in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She just completed work as the Director of an Arcus Grant. This is a part-time position that includes teaching on-line. She also works one or two days a week as a hospice chaplain at Hospice Compassus in Lansing.
She received her M.Div. from the Methodist Theological Seminary in Ohio and her PhD in Theology and Ethics from Chicago Theological Seminary.
Julie has been married for 21 years. She and Cheryl have 5 children. Cheryl is a minister in the United Church of Christ and is currently serving as the Associate Conference Minister of the Michigan Conference of the UCC. They have lived in Eagle, Michigan, outside of Grand Ledge for 11 years.