Rev. Ted A. Hartley
Rev. Ted Hartley has been a United Methodist pastor for 30 years and before that he was Professor of Ethics and World Religions at Lakeland Community College in Illinois as well as a band director at a public school.
His undergraduate degree was from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and a Masters at VanderCook College of Music in Chicago. Rev. Hartley did his Seminary work at Garrett Evangelical Seminary and Methodist Theological Seminary in Ohio. He has served and been a leader on several Jurisdictional and Annual Conference
Rev. Hartley is also a composer of orchestra and band music and has composed music for the Harbor Springs, Charlevoix Community Bands, John A. Logan Band & Orchestra, Decatur Youth Orchestra, and others. He was a pastor in Mt. Zion, Bethany, Charleston, East Peoria, Virden, Johnston City, Stiritz, Abingdon and Farina; all UMC located in Illinois. Rev. Hartley is single and has a son Chris, a professional musician in Peoria, IL with two grandchildren, Harrison age 5, and Evelyn age 3.
Rev. Hartley’s Great, Great, Uncle was one of the first Methodist Circuit Rider Preachers in Illinois as well as President of the Illinois Senate.