Vicky Woolridge serves Central Christian Church as Pastor for Families, in a part time role. She has a passion for supporting families as they share faith with their children.
Vicky’s career has been as a teacher of young children. She is trained in Positive Discipline, a model for parents and classroom teachers, based on respectful relationships between children and adults. She values the curiosity and capabilities of each child and strives to nurture that.
Vicky’s call to ministry came when she was very young, and she earned a degree in Religious Studies from Eureka College. She also completed education course work and received her Illinois teaching certificate. Upon completion of the Illinois-Wisconsin Regional church’s School for Ministry, she received a certificate in pastoral leadership in June 2022. She joined the staff at Central in August 2022.
Vicky believes that sharing the Good News that each person is loved completely by God, just as they are, is sacred work. She endeavors to live her life in a way that God’s love is tangible to everyone she encounters, especially children.
Vicky’s family includes her husband Scott, their daughter Allison, their daughter Shalon, and her husband Patrick, and their two sweet children. She enjoys being a grandma, baking treats, writing, and connecting with friends.