Missio Dei Wrigleyville

Our Vision & Mission

Joining God in the renewal of all things. Making disciples of Jesus neighborhood by neighborhood.

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 Team

Melissa Pillman

Wrigleyville Pastor & Elder (Staff)

Sunghae Kim

Wrigleyville Elder

Lucas Wright

Wrigleyville Elder

Jeff Hau

Wrigleyville Elder

Sam Tinken

Pastor of Outreach and Engagement (Staff)

Meagan Kennedy

MD Kids Director (Staff)

Shannon Tinken

Women's Ministry Deacon

Aaron Caid

Global Partnership Deacon

David Jemison

Connections Deacon

Kristen Stone

Ministry of Mercy Deacon

Jade Okamoto

Connections Deacon

Ali Seely

Ministry of Mercy Deacon

Todd Seely

Deacon of Facilities

Our Story

In 2008, two existing churches (Christ’s Church of Wrigleyville and CitiChurch in Wicker Park) came together to form a new church family: Missio Dei Chicago. Our desire was to join together with a heart to see people find both love and passion for Jesus and His work of renewal in our world. In light of that longing, our mission is very simple...make disciples of Jesus in each of our neighborhoods. This is our mission because it is Jesus’ mission. This is “Missio Dei” – the mission of God. We now exist as four Missio Dei congregations (Albany Park, Lincoln Square, Uptown, and Wriglevyille), reflecting both our hyper-local and city-wide passion for God’s renewal in Chicago.

We are convinced that the good news of Jesus changes people, and that this change happens best in the context of relationships. From Gospel Communities in homes throughout the week to serving our city together, our community life goes far beyond Sunday worship.

Wherever we gather, be it to worship, learn, connect, or serve, you will find folks who have journeyed with Jesus for a long time, those who have strayed from Him and returned, and those who are just now learning about following the way of Jesus. Wherever you are in your journey, we invite you to join us.

Worship Leaders

Merq and Chloe Belongilot

Steve Madete

Sam Tinken

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