Rev. Dr. Anne-Marie Hislop
Interim Senior Pastor
The Rev. Dr. Anne-Marie Hislop 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, Iowa for eight years, she returned to Chicago to a position as Interim Pastor at Friendship Presbyterian Church in Chicago. Next came an interim position at Heritage PC in Carol Stream, IL. Before ordination, Anne-Marie was a long time member of Fourth Pres., serving on the Adult Education Committee, the Board of Deacons, and as a Stephen Minister and Leader. While a Deacon, Anne-Marie also chaired the Homeless Committee and the Board of the Center for Older Adults. During seminary, she served first as staff then as Interim Director of that church’s Elam Davies Social Service Center.
While in Davenport, Anne-Marie served the Presbytery on the Committee on Ministry including three years as Co-Moderator. Currently she is serving Chicago Presbytery on the Commission on Preparation for Ministry.
In 2008, Anne-Marie received a Doctor of Ministry from San Francisco Theological Seminary as part of the International Feminist Theology program. The cohort group, which included women from around the world, met for one session at the Ecumenical Institute in Bossey Switzerland and for another at the Universidad Biblica Latinoamerica in San Jose, Costa Rica. Because mission and the needs of God’s children in impoverished nations has long been a passion, Anne-Marie made two trips to the Middle East while at McCormick. The first, a traveling seminar, visited Syria, Egypt, and Israel-Palestine. Feeling a need to learn more, Anne-Marie served as a PCUSA short-term Mission volunteer in Cario, Egypt in the winter quarter of 1999-2000. During that time she worked with the Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services (CEOSS), an organization founded and run by Egyptian Presbyterians. During that mission, Anne-Marie had the opportunity to visit some villages in Upper Egypt as well as some poor neighborhoods of Cairo where CEOSS had projects.
A native of Verona, New Jersey, Anne-Marie was the middle of three children. After receiving a BSN in nursing from Seton Hall University, she served two years in the Navy Nurse Corps at the Naval hospital in Charleston, SC. She came to Chicago shortly after that. While she considers Chicago home, Anne-Marie makes frequent trips to the east coast to visit her brothers and their families including five nieces and nephews. In her spare time, Anne-Marie enjoys travel, getting together with friends, walking, swimming, and reading.
Jessica received her Master of Divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary. During her time at McCormick Jessica served as part-time youth coordinator at Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago and sang in the McCormick choir. Previous to seminary Jessica was a high school history teacher and track coach at Gage Park High School in Chicago Public Schools. She also taught GED classes at Albany Park Community Center. Jessica received her B.A. with honors from Knox College in Galesburg, IL and from there moved to Chicago to do her student teaching.
A native of Chesterfield, Missouri (a St. Louis suburb) Jessica has been an active Presbyterian from her youth serving as an elder at St. Mark Presbyterian Church, attending General Assembly as a Youth Advisory Delegate and moderating the Presbytery of Giddings-Lovejoy Youth Council. Upon moving to Chicago she joined Fourth Presbyterian Church where she served as a Deacon, a commissioning class teacher and youth leader. During her time at Fourth she met her husband, Ryan, who was also an involved youth leader. They live in Evanston close to the lake paths where Ryan bikes and Jessica runs. In April 2010 Jessica and Ryan welcomed their son Nathan into the world. The three of them enjoy being outdoors.