Missio Dei Chicago

Our Mission & Vision

Making disciples of Jesus neighborhood by neighborhood, joining God as He makes all things new.

Our Values


We experience God’s restorative power flowing into and mending the broken and hurting places, and we join the stream of this grand renewal project by making known the all encompassing love of Jesus in our neighborhoods & city.


We affirm that every single person has immeasurable value because they are made in the image of God. Yet we live in a world where so many have their inherent dignity questioned & marred, often as the result of systemic injustices. In response, we will be a community of hope and action — seeking friendship and unity as we become reconcilers and advocate until all people in Chicago flourish.


We are liberated through the person and work of Jesus to unceasingly experience the Spirit's transformative power and presence, and as a distinct people marked by this freedom, we delight to behold and encounter the face of God as the Kingdom breaks in among us.

Our Congregations

Lincoln Square



Albany Park

Our Leadership Team

Brandon Blessman

Albany Park Elder

Brian Fulton

Lincoln Square & Directional Elder

Jenny Jones

Uptown Elder

Jimmy Clifton

Uptown Elder

Melissa Pillman

Wrigleyville & Directional Elder

Sunghae Kim

Wrigleyville Elder

Dave Van Winkle

Directional Elder

Jeff Hau

Wrigleyville Elder

Christine Engel

Lincoln Square Elder

Chris White

Uptown Elder & Executive Elder

Lucas Wright

Wrigleyville Elder

Suzanne VanKersen

Lincoln Square Elder

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Red Flag Reporting

We desire to offer a clear mechanism for anyone to report allegations of harassment, abuse, bullying, and other similar inappropriate behavior by church leaders. This service is a provided by a third party that will allow for information to be as anonymous as you choose. If you have any questions about the service, please contact Christopher White, Executive Elder, at chris@miss.io. If you would like to file a report, click the button and use code MDC for the Organization Code.