Location 815 Wilmot Road Deerfield, Illinois 60015 Phone Number  847-945-1678 |

Our Children and Youth

New Family Minister - Shelley Byrnes

The Search Team, Vestry, and Rector are very excited to announce that after our nationwide search, Shelley Byrnes has accepted our call to be St. Gregory's Family Minister! Shelley will be coming to us from Church of the Nativity in Scottsdale, AZ. She has abundant experience in life and ministry with children, youth, and their families, and brings a vibrant energy along with her wealth of knowledge. She will join us for the Youth Picnic on June 3, and then will move to Deerfield before going with the youth on their trip to Kanuga on June 17th. 

As Family Minister, Shelley's ministry will be to carry the vision for Family Ministries to insipire, support, and connect families in Deerfield and the surrounding areas to build and share faith and meaningful relationships. She will work with our entire parish to support these ministries by inviting people to work with children, youth, and their parents in fulfililng this vision. Her skills, experience, and passions make Shelley the perfect person for this ministry at St. Gregory's. Stay tuned for more information about her first Sunday, and ways to help her move in and welcome her to our parish!


Children's Church

Children’s Church is offered during the 10:00 am service from 10:00 to 10:30 am most Sunday mornings with a format similar to the adult mass, but with an interactive and fun approach tailored to the children.

Contact: Annette Baez

Children’s Church is offered from 9:00 to 9:30 am most Sunday mornings with a format similar to the adult mass, but with an interactive and fun approach tailored to the children.

Christian Education at St. Gregory's Church

Provides exciting and relevant classroom experiences for children and young adults (ages 3 through high school) on Sunday mornings at 9:00 am, September through June. Catechesis of the Good Shepherd takes place in our Atrium I for ages 3-6, with Atrium II for children 7-9. Fourth and Fifth graders, as well as Middle School and High School students also have weekly church school with curricula relevant to their respective ages. These programs are coordinated by a Director of Christian Education and taught by our own parishioners. 

Contact: Gretchen Bayer, Director of Christian Education

Atrium 1 Contacts: Sharon Henley-Gramer and Paula Hamilton
Atrium II Contact: Shari Benson 


The nursery provides child care during both Sunday services and holiday services for infants through children aged 5.

Contact: Jaine Spellman

Youth Ministry

Youth Group is designed for Christian fellowship and growth for our Middle and High School youth congregation. Middle and High School Groups meet separately on a weekly basis in the Upper Room. Joint meetings occur once a month in Founders Hall or off-site.

The Youth Group is supported by the Youth Commission, which plans and organizes youth activities and needs at St. Gregory's. It meets on the third Tuesday of each month from 7 – 9 pm.

Contact: Mother Anne at anne@stgregoryschurch.org or by phone 847-945-1678.


8:00 AM Contemplative Holy Eucharist 
9:00 AM Adult Bible Study

10:00 AM Holy Eucharist with music


8:00 AM Holy Eucharist with Healing Prayers