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.

Select a Willow Creek Location

Gather your friends! Join a group for a season.

During the Expectant series this fall, we will provide resources and training to help you start a group. These eight-week groups will give you a taste for what it’s like to gather with others, get to know each other in an authentic way, and talk about what it means to follow Jesus on a day-to-day basis. 

Form a group with those you already know—or talk to your Section Leader about starting a brand-new group. Simply sign up, and we’ll send you weekly small-group guides.

Two ways to get started:

     • Click here to sign up as a small group leader

     • Talk with your Section Leader

If you need help getting connected to a Group for a Season, please connect with your Section Leader or email sections@willowcreek.org.

SIGN UP TO LEAD A GROUP

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.

Sections Communities at South Barrington

Section communities help make our big church feel small

Join a group of people who connect weekly by sitting in the same section of the Main Auditorium during a weekend worship service, gathering monthly to share a meal together and connect more deeply, and volunteering together to serve our church and community.

In addition to meeting weekly for the service, section communities also have a monthly gathering where they share a meal together and connect more deeply.

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.

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

  • Joe & Lori Mazzenga Strengths: Authentic Relationships
    Section 201 202
  • Janel Sotomayor Strengths: Young Adults/Couples/Professionals/College Students
    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 Strengths: Singles
    Section 306
  • Casey Fogerty
    Section 307 308 309
  • Atrium

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

  • Sections
    Section 101 102F
  • Mark Mantasoot
    Section 102B
  • Michelle Graham Strengths: Families: The School Years
    Section 103
  • Denny & Laura Grim Focus: Welcoming Guests
    Section 104
  • Jared Wilkins 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 Noverni Focus: Serving the Under-Resourced
    Section 201 202
  • Kyle Breckan Strengths: Young Adults/Couples/Professionals/College Students
    Section 203
  • John Perrine Focus:
    Section 204
  • Alex Adam Strengths: Marriage and Families
    Section 101/103
  • Mary Alice Lindvall Focus: Serving Locally & Globally
    Section 206 207
  • Doug Cogswell Focus: Discipleship
    Section 208 209
  • Balcony

  • Denise DeGuzman Focus: Multi-Generational
    Section 301 302
  • Mary Agasi Focus:
    Section 303 304
  • Cindy Blaski Strengths: Motorcycle Community
    Section 305
  • Section 306 Focus: C.A.R.S. | Driven to Serve
    Section 306
  • Section 307-309 Focus: Multi-Generational
    Section 307 308 309
  • Atrium

  • Mark & Laurie Breckan
    Section Atrium
  • Main Floor

  • Jorge Garza Focus: Multi-Cultural Families & Friends
    Section 101 102F
  • Sushma Perumala Strengths: Young Families
    Section 102B
  • Ravi Narasimhan Strengths: Multi-Ethnic
    Section 103F
  • AnnaMaria Mattey Focus: Building Healthy Families
    Section 103B 104B
  • Vitaly Sladkov Focus: Welcoming Guests
    Section 104F
  • 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
  • Gabe Lerma Strengths: Young Adults/Couples/Professionals/College Students
    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 Guizman Focus: Traducción en Español
    Section 301 302
  • Shiny & Joe George Strengths: International Diversity
    Section 303 304
  • Cheryl Cisky Focus: Fighting Injustice
    Section 305 306
  • Sections 307–309
    Section 307 308 309
  • Atrium

  • Atrium
    Section Atrium