Our Leadership


Rev. april gutierrez, pastor

Rev. April is a recent graduate of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary.  April has worked for more than a decade in higher education with a focus on social justice education and ministry. She has been married to her partner Evan for 13 years and has two children, Silvio and Miriam. As an avid reader and writer, April has earned national acclaim as a columnist writing on faith and spirituality. April and Evan enjoy exploring national parks throughout our beautiful country and taking in live jazz, folk, and latin music. 


Michelle King, Children's minister

Michelle is seminary student at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary pursuing her Master of Divinity. She is originally from the Detroit area and earned a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Michigan.  Michelle is a certified candidate for ordained ministry on the Deacon track.


Rev. Adrienne Trevathan, Church and Building Administrator

Rev. Adrienne serves as our Church and Building Administrator. In this role, she oversees use of the building, manages user agreements and offers administrative support for the many aspects of the church. Adrienne is the “face” of Berry.  Adrienne is an ordained Deacon in the Northern Illinois Conference and also serves at Holy Covenant UMC as Associate Minister of Education & Administration.   Adrienne received a Master of Divinity degree from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in 2009, and has done extensive studies in Christian Education.  Now a resident of Bucktown, she is thrilled to once again live in the Chicago city limits.