Peace Memorial Church 

 United Church of Christ 

 Worship Sundays @ 9:30 AM 

 10300 W. 131st St. 

 Palos Park, IL 60464 

 (708) 448-7833 

Senior Pastor

The Reverend Jed Watson has been pastor of Peace Memorial Church since April 2019.  Raised in Racine, Wisconsin, he earned his BA in Political Science and English from Marquette University and his MA in Public Policy and Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  His first career was in criminal justice, serving state agencies in Nebraska and Wisconsin.  Through his work he acquired fresh insights into the reality and nature of human brokenness, pain and tragedy.  He recalls, "I discovered that the problems that occupied me professionally are all largely spiritual in nature, products of broken relationships and distorted understandings of ourselves in relation to one another and to God.”  It was with this sharpened vision and renewed energy that he heard his call to ministry.  After graduating from United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, he served congregations in Wisconsin and Lake Villa, Illinois.  Pastor Jed is happily married to his wife, Sue, a corporate archivist and records manager.  They reside in Orland Park.

Director of Youth and Children's Ministry

Jamie Sladkey Meehan is the Director of Youth and Children’s Ministry. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Youth Ministry from North Park University in 2014 and a Master of Divinity with a concentration in Biblical Studies from Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary in 2020. Jamie has actively been a part of Youth Ministry in churches, non-profit organizations, and camping ministry since 2008. She is excited to be a part of the Peace Memorial family to learn about the ways that God has been moving in the community. Jamie lives with her husband Troy with their pug Mia in Bridgeport Chicago. Jamie is passionate about Jesus rooted Justice, playing games, and good food.

Director of Music

Robert Mohr has been a music teacher for over 20 years. He works full time at Crete-Monee High School directing their two show choirs. In addition to his full time job teaching high school music, he does clinics throughout the Midwest and has taught classes at VanderCook College. He works part for Peace Memorial Church directing the choir, leading the Praise Team, and selecting music for worship. When he is not working, what he loves most is spending time with his family: his wife, Tracy, and their twin boys, Ethan and Hayden.


For Thomas R. Osborne music is truly a lifelong passion. He has been directing choirs and playing the organ in church since he was 14. Even while serving in the Navy, he was the organist and choir director for a church in Virginia Beach. Tom received his Bachelors in Music Education from Chicago Conservatory College and his Masters in Music Education from VanderCook College of Music. Prior to coming to Peace Memorial Church, served as organist and director for many churches in the Chicago land area, most recently as the organist at United By Faith (ELCA) for the twenty six years. Along with his love of music and the church, Tom has been actively involved in the Masons and many other service organizations. Tom's favorite way to spend his spare time with his three grown children and three grandchildren. 

Administrative Assistant

Mary Anne joined our church family in January of this year. She worked at First Congregational UCC in Elmhurst for 4 ½ years before joining us. Before that, she worked with District 118 as a paraprofessional and worked with special needs students from early childhood to 8th grade. Mary Anne loves working with kids and all people.

Mary Anne has been married to Brian for 37 years. They have 3 beautiful daughters, Amanda (26), Brianna (26) and Claudia (25). They love spending time together at their small cabin in Wisconsin.


Lily Field is our Accountant. Lily’s love of math and accounting systems ensures that she will never be bored for long. She currently works in the not-for-profit sector as well as the for-profit sector and enjoys both, but especially likes the careful budgeting aspect of nonprofits, as well as their communal aspects.

Lily homeschooled her four children when they were in elementary school, and she remains an interested advocate of alternative education.

In Lily’s spare time, she loves to cook, read, and be outdoors: biking, hiking, skiing, walking, or just basking in the sun.

Lily has a B.A. in English Literature from University of Illinois at Chicago.

Lily is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor.