Jillian is a full-time Home Care Aide for a local “help at home” company in Joliet, Illinois. She lives in Morris, Illinois, and grew up in rural Minooka. Jillian is married to William Kohler, and has one step-daughter, Kyla Kohler.
Jillian has been studying and playing music since age six, with her primary instrument being the flute. Since she was ten, Jillian has been playing her flute in Minooka United Methodist Church. Jillian received her Associate’s in Arts at Joliet Junior College, and then went on to study Music Education at VanderCook College of Music in Chicago, Illinois.
Jillian is a third generation organist and music director at Minooka United Methodist Church. For over thirty years prior to her direction, her Great Uncle Lew Davies served as the organist, and prior to those years, his mother (and Jillian’s Great Grandmother) Bette Davies was the organist for over fifty years!
Jillian grew up in Minooka United Methodist Church, and is committed to being the hands and feet of our great Lord. Jillian also serves as the piano player in the MUMC Praise Band, which plays for our contemporary service every Sunday at 10:30am. Jillian looks forward to playing and directing music at MUMC for many years to come.