United Church of Rogers Park


1545 W. Morse Avenue

Chicago, IL 60626


Sunday Summer Worship 

Services at

  10 a.m.

Our Ministry Team

Pastor Hope Chernich

Pastor Hope Chernich received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology with a Minor in Bible from North Central University, a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Lourdes College and is currently attending Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary for her Master’s of Divinity. She is trained in conflict resolution, mediation, cultural diversity and appreciative inquiry. She provides support to churches that is both strategic and spiritual. Pastor Hope lives in Jefferson Park with her husband David and her two children, Olivia and Gabriel. To contact Pastor Hope, you may email her at  pastorchernich@gmail.com or call the church office at 773-761-2500.


Rev. Lindsey Long Joyce

Rev. Lindsey Long Joyce received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and her Master’s of Divinity from Duke Divinity School. She is trained in community organizing, cross-cultural community building, and justice ministries. Her passion is to work for justice and peace and to build relationships. Pastor Lindsey lives in Andersonville with her husband, Adam. To contact Pastor Lindsey, you may email her at  longlin55@gmail.com or call the church office at 773-761-2500.

Rev. Wesley Dorr, Deacon

Rev. Wesley Dorr joined the team at the United Church of Rogers Park in July of 2008 to serve as the Minister of Education and Outreach. Originally from Olive Branch, MS., he has a Masters of Divinity from Garrett- Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, a Certification in Christian Education as well as a Certificate in Church Leadership through a partnership between Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management Center for Nonprofit Management and Garret-Evangelical Theological Seminary.  As the Deacon at United Church, Wes founded The Peace Center of Rogers Park, which runs an after-school and summer kid’s camp programs for neighborhood children ages K-6th grade.  He also coordinates volunteer groups who come to serve in the Rogers Park Community.  Wes, his wife and son live in Evanston where he spends his free time practicing photography, biking, and following all things - Chicago sports. To contact Deacon Wes, you may email him at deaconwes@gmail.com or call him at 847-840-7778.

Jeremy Ramey, Music Ministry

The United Church Choir is on summer recess.  Usually, rehearses are every morning at 9:45 am in the Library in the undercroft [lower level].   Any questions, talk to Jeremy at 773-960-7117.

Karsten Snitker, Pastoral Intern

Northa Johnson, CF Volunteer Coordinator

Want to volunteer for Community Feast? Contact Northa, email northajj@gmail.com 
or call 312-955-0049.

Margaret Derry, Thrift Shop Manager of New To You
To contact Margaret call 773-761-2097

Stephanie Olson, Childcare Worker

Phillip Robinson, Hospitality Coordinator