About Us

The Presbytery of Chicago is proud to serve and support nearly 30,000 members and more than 90 diverse, dynamic congregations and worshipping fellowships throughout Chicago and the surrounding area. We are a Christian community and a regional governing body of the Presbyterian Church (USA).

Our congregations are urban and suburban, representing a variety of theological perspectives and varying in size from 14 members to more than 5,000 members.

Our congregations and fellowships identify themselves as Caucasian, African American, Hispanic, Korean, Filipino, Taiwanese, Japanese, Ghanaian, South Asian, Oromo-speaking Sudanese/Ethiopian, and racially mixed.

We encourage members to seek and provide opportunities outside of their church walls to partner with the presbytery and with other congregations, as well as with members of their communities—in their neighborhoods, across the country or around the world. We lead and encourage congregations to pursue meaningful mission and to serve others with their hands, hearts, minds and ministries. Our tools are hammers, nails and paintbrushes, along with smiles, friendship and Christian fellowship. We donate clothing, food and money, but also share our time, advice, compassion and love. We are a beacon of hope, guiding leaders, congregations and communities.

Churches of the Presbytery

Presbytery Office

Directions to the Presbytery Office with Parking Map (updated December 2017 for drivers and cyclists)

Staff Directory

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We are part of the Synod of Lincoln Trails, and
of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)


Learn More About the Presbytery of Chicago

Discover resources related to our Presbyterian beliefs, including links to the Common Lectionary, the Book of Order, the Book of Confessions and the Mission yearbook.


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