Ever thought: "Wish I could find an open-minded, affirming, and progressive church that’s also family-friendly?"

Welcome to Winnetka Congregational Church.

A place for the whole family. 
Sunday School and Youth Groups where your kids can explore their values and faith and build a strong spiritual foundation, all in a fun, safe, affirming environment.

Sunday School • Youth Group • Youth Pastor

Drop in on virtual worship from the comfort of your couch.


Visiting a new church can be hard, especially when you have a busy family. And sometimes a little scary for your kids, too. But the good news is, you can join our weekly online worship any time, any place, wearing anything. We have a children’s sermon every week, too.

Meet Our Pastors

The Rev. Sarah Lohrbach

(She/Her/Hers)

Associate Pastor for Children, Family and Youth

sarah.lohrbach@wcc-joinus.org

Sarah’s passion is to make sure that kids get the message that they are loved by God unconditionally, and that they don’t have to be afraid to be who God created them to be. This is at the heart of everything she does. As playful and as child-like as she can be (yes, she loves picture books, animated films, LEGO kits, coloring, Minions, Harry Potter and baby goats), she is very serious about that.

The Rev. Jeffrey D. Braun

(He/Him/His)

Senior Pastor

jeff@wcc-joinus.org

Jeff loves the gift of humor and sharing in it with others, yet he’s also fueled by life’s sacred, serious moments. His thoughtfulness, intelligence, passion and openness shine whether he’s delivering a sermon from the pulpit, chatting at coffee hour or getting silly with our 8th grade confirmation group. He’s also not afraid to shake things up–stand up for justice and inclusion, challenge folks to rethink their image of Jesus and reimagine what the church could be.

The Rev. Jeffrey L. Phillips

(He/Him/His)

As our Associate Pastor, Rev. Jeffrey Phillips is charged with helping folks in the congregation grow in their spirituality. Jeffrey’s mission is to help people embrace a spiritual journey that is simultaneously open to the insights of every academic discipline, every religious tradition, every aspect of culture, and every piece of one’s own experience, AND yet grounded in a common Christian story. It is work that brings him great joy here at Winnetka Congregational.

Want to get to know each other over Virtual Coffee?

We’re so happy you found us! Let’s get to know each other over a phone call or a virtual coffee. Just share your information so we can schedule something.

Sunday School and Youth Groups and a dedicated youth pastor, so your kids can develop their values and faith in a safe, affirming environment.

Explore your spirituality with other thoughtful adults of all ages, and reconnect to what really matters through Bible study, prayer, honest conversations, special speakers and more.

Lots of volunteer opportunities for families to work together for justice...in our city, our country, and around the world.