North Central College - Naperville, IL

Society Membership

Similar to the vows of membership in the United Methodist Church, we’re asking congregations to commit prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness for North Central College. In this way, we become partners in developing a new generation of leaders for the United Methodist Church. Here are ways you can partner with us.

Your Prayers

  • Pray for your church members attending North Central College
  • Pray for more students to embrace their call to ministry, lay or clergy
  • Pray for North Central’s students, faculty, staff and Board of Trustees

Your Presence

  • Attend special events, athletic contests, concerts and service opportunities hosted by the College
  • Observe an annual North Central College Sunday in your congregation
  • Attend an annual meeting of the Albright-Wesley Society

Your Gifts

  • Support student trips to national United Methodist leadership events
  • Support North Central scholarships for United Methodist students pursuing lay or clergy leadership
  • Support the College’s summer vacation Bible school and traveling music and drama groups

Your Service

  • Send us names and contact information of prospective students
  • Create a North Central College bulletin board near the youth room
  • Designate a person from your church to be a “North Central College Advocate”

Your Witness

  • Encourage high school sophomores and juniors to attend a Visit Day at North Central
  • Encourage high school seniors to apply for admission to North Central
  • Encourage those in your church membership who currently attend North Central


In addition to your prayers, presence and witness, we invite congregations to partner with us in membership in the Albright-Wesley Society with these two annual commitments of gifts and service:

  • Make a minimum annual gift of $1,000 to North Central College. Your tax-deductible gift will be used to support the College’s United Methodist leadership programs.
  • Provide names and the contact information of students who would benefit from a North Central education.

Campus contact

Contact the Rev. Dr. Lynn Pries, North Central College’s chaplain and a 1967 alumnus, for all matters related to the Albright-Wesley Society, including scheduling a visit to your church.

Lynn Pries, Campus Chaplain

Rev. Dr. Lynn Pries
North Central College
30 N. Brainard St.
Naperville, IL 60540