Join a Community at Willow Creek

At Willow, we believe life transformation happens best in community—and we live that out through small groups and section communities. Join a community of people who connect each week and seek to grow and serve together. We welcome you to explore offerings at all Willow campuses. Click on your preferred location below.

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Sections Communities at South Barrington

Section communities help make our big church feel small

We were created to be in relationship with others, but in a big church it can be difficult to know where to start. At Willow, whether you are looking for a small group or just wanting to meet some people, we make it easy by beginning where you sit in church. Each section in our Main Auditorium and Atrium has a pastor over it —a Section Leader—who leads that community toward greater connection with each other and greater connection with God.

Regional campuses offer small groups and community groups to help you grow deeper with God and others. View your location to learn more!

How do I get connected in a Willow South Barrington section community?

  1. Choose a seating section where you would like to connect by viewing the map below.
  2. Meet the section leader. You can spot him or her standing at the back of the section after the service, wearing a black lanyard. The section leader can introduce you to others in that section and send you email updates on activities in their community.
  3. Attend section gatherings to get connected and involved in the community.
    Questions? Email a Sections staff member.

How do small groups relate to section communities?

Many people at Willow are part of a small group—a gathering of friends that meet regularly to grow spiritually and walk alongside one another in good times and bad. Small groups often sit together during church as part of the same section community. The easiest way to get connected in a small group is by getting to know others near you in a section community.

Section Communities

wc-sections-main-floor Stage 101 104 B 102 F 102 B 103 B 105 B 106 B 103 F 104 F 105 F 106 F 107 Main Floor
wc-sections-mezzanine 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 Mezzanine
wc-sections-upper-deck 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 Balcony
  • Main Floor

  • Natalia Khan Strengths: Families
    Section 101 & 102F
  • Denise Nichols Focus: Multi-Generational Serving Special Needs
    Section 102B
  • Strengths: Families
    Section 103B
  • Section 103F
  • Saray Rodriguez
    Section 104F & 105F
  • Kris & Liz Gronert Strengths: Small Business Community
    Section 104B & 105B
  • Matt & Mary Lossau
    Section 106 107
  • Mezzanine

  • Joe & Lori Mazzenga Strengths: Authentic Relationships
    Section 201 202
  • Kyle Breckan Strengths: Young Adults
    Section 203
  • LaVerne Weber Focus: Everyone Welcome, Always.
    Section 204
  • Dave Liefeld Focus: Multi-Generational & Radically Relational
    Section 205
  • Jennifer Troutman Strengths: Families
    Section 206 207
  • Carl Bauer Focus: Acts 2 Serving Community
    Section 208 209
  • Balcony

  • Bethany Fleming Strengths: Couples
    Section 301 302 303
  • Charlene Hwang Strengths: International Community
    Section 304 305
  • Jennifer Forshee
    Section 306, 307, 308, 309
  • Acts 2 Community coming soon
    Section 307 308 309
  • Atrium

  • Jamie Breckan Focus: A welcoming and compassionate multi-generational community
    Section Atrium
  • Main Floor

  • Acts 2 Community coming soon
    Section 101 102F
  • Acts 2 Community coming soon Strengths: Families
    Section 102B & 103
  • Denny & Laura Grim Focus: Welcoming Guests
    Section 104
  • Strengths: Small Groups and Serving
    Section 105F 106F
  • Krista Budzisz Focus: Families | Palatine & Hoffman
    Section 105B
  • Michelle Pilafas Strengths: Special Friends
    Section 106B
  • Mezzanine

  • Mike Noverini Focus: Serving the Under-Resourced
    Section 201 202
  • Kyle Breckan Strengths: Young Adults
    Section 203
  • Erin Lonard Focus:
    Section 204
  • Denis Beausejour Strengths: Young Couples & Families
    Section 205
  • Mary Alice Lindvall Focus: Serving Locally & Globally
    Section 206 207
  • Doug Cogswell Focus: Discipleship
    Section 208 209
  • Balcony

  • Al & Denise DeGuzman Focus: Multi-Generational
    Section 301 302 303 304
  • Ray Rasmussen Strengths: Motorcycle Community
    Section 305
  • Acts 2 Community coming soon
    Section 306 307 308 309
  • Atrium

  • Mark & Laurie Breckan
    Section Atrium
  • Main Floor

  • Diana Hoffman
    Section 101 102F
  • Airto & Vanesa Ocasio
    Section 102B
  • Ravi Narasimhan Strengths: Multi-Ethnic
    Section 103F 104F
  • AnnaMaria Mattey Focus: Building Healthy Families
    Section 103B 104B
  • Barb Kucharski Strengths: Polish Community
    Section 105B
  • Diane Balagna Focus: Welcoming Guests
    Section 105F 106F 107
  • Michelle Pilafas Focus: Multi-Generational
    Section 106B
  • Mezzanine

  • Phil & Carrie Zielke Focus: Those Affected by Cancer
    Section 201 202
  • Kyle Breckan Strengths: Young Adults
    Section 203
  • Jeanne Korbakis Strengths: Serving
    Section 204 205
  • Luke Harris Strengths: Elevate and Student Impact Families
    Section 206
  • Dana Meadows Focus: Multi-Generational
    Section 207
  • Diane Vogelgesang Strengths: Building Stronger Marriages
    Section 208 209
  • Balcony

  • Deiby Guzman Focus: Traducción en Español
    Section 301 302
  • Joe & Shiny George Strengths: International Diversity
    Section 303 304
  • Cheryl Csiky Focus: Fighting Injustice
    Section 305 306
  • Gabe Lerma
    Section 307 308 309
  • Atrium

  • Atrium
    Section Atrium