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

Our Children and Youth

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 Contacts: Shari Benson and Pam Moore

Keeping God's Children Safe

Every adult working with children at St. Gregory’s Church participates in the abuse prevention training program of the Episcopal Church. St. Gregory’s Church is one of the churches in the Diocese of Chicago that offers this training program on site.

Contact: Bret Chandler, Youth Minister


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

Contact: Jaine Spellman


Exists to build a foundation for lifelong learning, ages 3-5.  Operates Monday through Friday during the regular school year.  Adults may read or assist with other learning activities on a pre-arranged basis. Additional information is available on the Preschool page of this website. 

Contact: Deborah Ham Bolger, Preschool Director.  847-945-1678 x18

The Preschool Board provides oversight on behalf of the Vestry.

Contact: Suzanne Francis

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. For more information, visit the Youth Group page on this 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: Bret Chandler, Youth Minister


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

10:00 AM Holy Eucharist with music


7:00 AM Holy Eucharist with Healing Prayers