Jill Sidler Fleagle

Affiliate Professor of Formation and Internship, Director of Supervised Ministry and Student Formation

Jill Sidler Fleagle is a long time disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ, wife, mother of three young adults, mom-in-law, and granny to Everest. She holds a Doctorate in Ministry in Leadership and Spiritual Formation from George Fox Evangelical Seminary. She is a graduate of Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois, from which she earned a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Counseling.

In 2005, Jill co-founded Crossroads Counseling and Care Center in Crest Hill, Illinois. She has ministered in pastoral care and counseling since 1996, specializing in relational issues addressed in individual, couple and family counseling. Other areas of expertise include grief, anxiety, codependency, women’s issues, parenting, spiritual issues and group work.

Jill is a contemplative, referring to herself as an “Evangelical United Anabaptimaticer,” a term she uses to name the positive contributions of denominational affiliations in her faith walk. She has been a core team member of a church plant in New Lenox since 2010.

A Licensed Professional Counselor with the State of Illinois, Jill is also a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. She has served as a mentor of students in seminary and university programs of Christian ministry. She conducts retreats and provides Christian spiritual direction.


D.Min, George Fox Evangelical Seminary (Leadership and Spiritual Formation)

MPC Olivet Nazarene University (Pastoral Counseling)

BS George Williams College (Behavioral Science)

Northern Seminary (Biblical and Theological Studies)

NewWay Ministries School/Advanced School of Spiritual Direction

McCormick Theological Seminary (Biblical and Theological Studies)

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The New Neighbors

The new neighbors and I are sharing some time together this morning. I don’t usually visit with neighbors before 7 a.m. on a Saturday, but I’ve made an exception. These neighbors moved in quite unexpectedly, and I suspect them to be transients. I hasten to add that they are quite…

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By: Jill Sidler Fleagle