Pastors & Staff

Rev. Carol Hill

The Rev. Carol Hill was called to the Park Ridge Community Church as our new Senior Pastor on September 9, 2018. She was elected by the congregation during our meeting held that day. To find out more about Reverend Hill's background, education and experience please refer to the Senior Minister pamphlet.

Pastor Mollie Foster

Mollie Foster has been called to the Park Ridge Community Church as our new Associate Pastor. She was elected by the congregation during our special meeting held after the service on August 4, 2019. To find out more about Pastor Mollie's background, education and experience please refer to the first 6 pages of our August 2019 newsletter.

Sarah McCarty

Director of Pastoral Services


Sarah joined the staff of PRCC in the winter of 2022. She and her husband, Justin, became members of the church in 2015 and since then she has volunteered for numerous committees at PRCC including the Nominating Committee, Fellowship, and Social Justice Team. Prior to her work at the church, Sarah taught and managed programs in the education department at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. She focused on creating and implementing arts integrated curriculum, bringing dance into the classroom as both a teaching method and way for students to express their knowledge. Sarah studied Dance and Studio Art at St. Olaf College (BA) and Choreography at the University of Iowa (MFA). She brings a love of creative thinking, collaboration, community building and care for others into her role as Director of Pastoral Services.

Sasha Gerritson

Director of Music Ministries


Sasha is the Music Minister at Park Ridge Community Church, where she conducts five choirs and oversees the Music Ministry. She is a full-time professor at Northeastern Illinois University in the Music Department, teaching Opera, Music Theory and Sight-Singing.

More About Sasha

Sasha served as the Executive Director of a not-for-profit children’s group called The Happiness Club which uses the mediums of music, dance and drama to teach kids positive values and give them a safe haven with constructive activities. She also worked for ten years as the Department Chair and Director of the Vocal Program for the MERIT School of Music. In 1998, while attending DePaul University, Sasha was recruited to be assistant to Maestro Daniel Barenboim at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and at the Staatsoper in Berlin. She held this position for two years. She holds degrees in Opera Performance, French and Vocal Pedagogy from Northeastern Illinois University (BA, MA) and DePaul University (PC), and has studied choral conducting at Westminster College in New Jersey.

In addition to her teaching career, Sasha enjoys an extensive solo performing career (both as a Soprano and Choral Conductor) not only in Chicago, but also in Mexico, England, Scotland, Germany and many parts of South America. She has sung the National Anthem at the Chicago Cubs games many times and has performed leading roles with many of the area’s opera companies. In Summer 2005 she was a featured soloist at the Ravinia Festival in world premier music by Ron Combs in association with the Ruth Page Dance Foundation. In 2006, Sasha sang the role of Flora in La Traviata at the Athenaeum Theatre in Chicago. Sasha appeared with the legendary Mr. William Warfield in excerpts from Porgy and Bess with the Lake Shore Symphony. She has sung under the baton of Sr. Ruben Gonzalez (former concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra) in the United States premier of his opera Cartas Marcadas. She has also sung leading roles in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Don Giovanni, Le Nozze di Figaro, La Bohème, La Traviata, Falstaff, Die Fledermaus and many more.

Sasha is the recipient of many awards including the Harold Berlinger award and the Joan Sachs Memorial Award and Talent Scholarship. She has been featured on Channel 2 television as “Someone You Should Know” and was honored in 2005 as the Distinguished Alumna of the Year of DePaul University.

Morgan Tone

Director of Children's Ministries


Morgan Tone is joining the Park Ridge Community Church as Co-Director of the Children's Ministry. Morgan graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago, specializing in Elementary Education. While teaching, she pursued her Masters in Educational Leadership from Concordia University. Morgan enjoys traveling and going to concerts in her free time. She and her husband, Ethan, have three children, Emmit, Harper, and Jack, along with their dog, Kinnick.

Robin Uminowicz

Robin is a long time resident of the Norwood Park area and has worked for 20+ years in market research. She holds a Bachelors degree in Art History and a Masters in Art Conservation. She enjoys reading, hiking, cooking, and baking in her free time, and is also a true crime junkie.