Meet The WORSHIP Staff

Rev. Dr. Mike Daly

Senior Pastor

Mike was born and raised in Bolton, Connecticut, a small New England town not too far from Hartford. He studied psychology at Eastern Connecticut State University and during that time he worked for The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, a camp founded by Paul Newman for children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses.

Martha Mendoza

Minister of Christian Education

Martha Mendoza is a native of the Island of Puerto Rico, USA. She immigrated to Illinois as a child of about 7 years old. Martha’s educational background includes a Degree in Early Childhood Education. She also has about 18 years of experience working with children and youth. 

Jim Molina

Minister of Music & Webmaster

Jim Molina is blessed to be a part of First Congregational UCC, Elmhurst. As the music director, pianist, and organist, Jim brings over 12 years of musical church leadership. Versed in all styles from classical to contemporary, he has helped transform Sunday worship experiences by including a vast array of musical genres.