Edric Calahan – February 14 Black History Month Speaker

Posted on Feb 2, 2016

Edric CalahanEdric Calahan is a graduate of Florida A&M University.  He also completed mortuary school at Malcolm X College.

Edric is the Vice President of Marketing at Calahan Funeral Home; a family owned business and is looking forward to being the second generation at Calahan Funeral Home. He has always had a love for people, marketing, and business. By the time he was 21, he owned and sold a clothing store in Tallahassee Florida and was part of a marketing organization, in college, named U.S. Marketing. Edric is the Vice President of the Calahan Foundation. He sits on the Board of the WATCH Foundation and C.F.I.G 2 Inc, a boutique holding company.  He is also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Edric is a member of New Covenant M.B.C. at 77th and Cottage Grove. He was recently named 40 under 40 by the Chicago Defender Newspaper. He wakes up every morning with the hopes of living his dreams.

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Dan Davis – February 7 Black History Month Speaker

Posted on Jan 30, 2016

Dan Davis is a dedicated educator with more than 30 years of focus on the upward mobility of youth and the enrichment of the community. He has initiated and cultivated youth and alternative programs while managing a staff of 60 – 80 professionals (i.e., doctors, nurses, medical technicians, teachers), administrators (i.e. program directors and auxiliary directors), interns and students. He is able to claim expertise in teaching formal education while building character, enhancing life skills and cultivating critical thinking. He has used his abilities to bring structure to unstructured and undefined projects, processes, procedures and situations and to build strong supportive teams. Dan’s governing principles are: honesty, sincerity, loyalty, tenacity, consistency and perseverance.

Dan joined Central City Productions, Inc. (CCP) on October 24, 2005 in Airport Advertising and is now the National Sales Director. Dan is a dedicated manager of the marketing and advertising focus of CCP and is consistently implementing strategies for improving the CCP bottom line, as well as managing all protocols for CCP advertisers.

OTHER EXPERIENCES
• Board of Education, 1967 – present, supervise, organize and conduct basketball clinics for local Chicago
Board Of Education Coaches
• Mayor Summer Youth Employment Training Program, 1976 – 1979 (summers)
• University of Chicago, IL English Tutor in Office of Special Programs, 1976 – 1978 (part-time)
• Chicago Park District, Recreation Specialist, 1967- 1975 (summer)
• Chicago Park District, Area Supervisor of Recreation, 1974 -1975
• Coaching the Upper Deck European Professional Basketball Tour, 1997-1999
• Worked with such greats as Dr. John McClendon, Tex Winter, Al McGuirre, Red Hotzman and Dick Versace
EDUCATIONAL CREDENTIALS
• Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, M.A. Health and Physical Education
• Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, BS Education
• Crane High School, Chicago, IL, Diploma

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Welcome to Sherman UMC

Posted on Dec 22, 2014

Welcome to Sherman UMC

Welcome to the fellowship of Sherman United Methodist Church!

293873_416510015070889_480241141_nSherman UMC is located on a convenient corner at Ridge Ave. and Noyes St. in Evanston, IL. within easy walking distance of Northwestern University and Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. A one block walk takes you to either the Purple Line station to the East or the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center just to the South on Ridge.

You are only a stranger once at Sherman UMC! From the first time you enter our doors we do our best to make you feel at home. Our welcome center is located in the lobby of our Noyes Street entrance.

For more information on the history of the fellowship of Sherman UMC see our History page under the About tab.

To learn more about our special involvements with Shorefront Legacy Center and Fisk University Choir, those pages are also available under the About tab.

The Ministry tab will lead you to some of Sherman UMC’s specific ministry foci.

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