Rev. Lana Parks Miller
Rev. Lana Parks Miller grew up in Michigan with her six siblings in the AME Church under the leadership of her parents, Rev. Lyman & Cleo Parks. She is now the Executive Pastor of DuPage AME Church in Lisle, Illinois.
“For my yoke is easy and my burden is light…”
As a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), Rev. Lana answered the call to ministry and was herself ordained in 1994 an Elder in the AME Church. Since 1989, she has served the DuPage AME Church family in various capacities including Director of Christian Education, Youth Ministries Coordinator, Scout Chaplain, and Sunday School Teacher. She currently oversees the Stewardess Board, Class Leader Council, Usher Board, Women’s Ministry, and the Health Ministry. Rev. Lana also serves on the Board of Ministerial Training for the North District of the Chicago Conference.
She has taken seriously the words, “study to show thyself approved.”
Rev. Lana earned a B.A. degree from Michigan State University, a MSW degree from the University of Michigan, and a M.Div. from Chicago Theological Seminary. She has also completed the post-graduate practitioner’s program at The Family Institute at Northwestern University. Rev. Lana also operates her own part-time private practice in counseling and marriage/family therapy.
This former school teacher and state social worker is married to the Rev. Dr. James F. Miller and together they have four adult children; Rev. Morgan, Jimal (Riché), Ashley, and Preston; and two granddaughters, Peyton & Taylor.
One of her grounding scriptures has been:
I John 4:8