Not church as usual.

Open-minded and faithful. Question-embracing and spiritual. Profoundly inclusive and unabashedly grounded in Jesus. Welcome to Winnetka Congregational Church.

Family-Friendly • LGBTQ+ Affirming • Anti-Racist

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.

Check us out from the comfort of your couch.

Visiting a new church can be nerve-wracking, especially for those of us who have been burned in the past. But the good news is, you can join our weekly live-stream worship any time, any place, wearing anything.

A safe place for your kids to explore their values, spirituality, God, and faith.

Explore your spirituality and reconnect to what really matters.

Let’s work for collective our city, our country, and around the world.

Meet Our Pastors

The Rev. Sarah Lohrbach

Associate Pastor for Children, Family and Youth

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

Senior Pastor

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

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.