Elders

Our church family is served by a team of four elders and 4 staff members (both paid and volunteer), and over 80 team leads and volunteers who serve week in and week out. Over 100 members currently call The Painted Door their church home.


Staff

 Erin Bourne  Volunteer Director    volunteer@tpd.church

Erin Bourne
Volunteer Director
volunteer@tpd.church

 Madison Pattin  Office Manager    madison@tpd.church

Madison Pattin
Office Manager
madison@tpd.church

 Ian Cull  Finance Director    finance@tpd.church

Ian Cull
Finance Director
finance@tpd.church

 Cassie Whitstone  Rental Coordinator    cassie@tpd.church

Cassie Whitstone
Rental Coordinator
cassie@tpd.church

 Kaitlyn Kleffman  Children's Director    kaitlyn@tpd.church

Kaitlyn Kleffman
Children's Director
kaitlyn@tpd.church

 Alice Lin  Benevolence Director    benevolence@tpd.church

Alice Lin
Benevolence Director
benevolence@tpd.church

 

History

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BEGINNINGS

In the early 2000s, Christian leaders throughout North America began emphasizing the need to form new churches in major cities -- churches that could offer Christ to the diverse and dynamic populations of urban centers. Pastor Mark Bergin and his wife Acacia were among the many young ministers who responded to this call.

In September, 2009, the Bergin family sold their Seattle home and drove to Chicago to plant a church. Within a couple of weeks, they met Greg and Samantha Connour, experienced musicians who agreed to lead in music and arts. Greg would go on to serve as a church elder for five years before his tragic death in 2015 from skin cancer. Samantha continues to lead in music and arts and as Operations Director.


 

THE MERCURY CAFE ON CHICAGO AVE
Gaining such qualified leaders allowed The Painted Door to begin holding weekly worship gatherings in April, 2010. And soon thereafter, the church moved into its first permanent home, a funky, abandoned storefront on Chicago Ave. Over the next two-plus years, the congregation attracted members with wide-ranging visions of church life and struggled to determine just what sort of community it would be.

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WELLS HIGH SCHOOL

But by November 2012, when the church relocated its weekly worship gatherings to Wells High School a few blocks away, the congregation had largely settled into rhythms of church life that shape the community to this day. These rhythms reflect a growing affection for the ancient forms and creeds of the Christian faith, a willingness to endure messy community rather than clean it up with church programs, and an emphasis on forgiveness and suffering as the center of life in Jesus.


 

2219 W GRAND AVE

In 2017 we moved into our current location!

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Partners & Networks

  The Chicago Partnership for Church Planting  is a multi-ethnic, multi-denominational team of leaders working towards a movement of gospel-centered churches planted & revitalized in Chicago.    Pastor Mark Bergin serves on the Ministry Team of CPCP as their Director of Coaching and Planter Development.

The Chicago Partnership for Church Planting is a multi-ethnic, multi-denominational team of leaders working towards a movement of gospel-centered churches planted & revitalized in Chicago.

Pastor Mark Bergin serves on the Ministry Team of CPCP as their Director of Coaching and Planter Development.

  Acts 29  is a diverse, global family of church-planting churches characterized by theological clarity, cultural engagement and missional innovation.    The Painted Door is a part of the Acts 29 US Midwest Network.

Acts 29 is a diverse, global family of church-planting churches characterized by theological clarity, cultural engagement and missional innovation.


The Painted Door is a part of the Acts 29 US Midwest Network.

  Converge  is a movement of over 1300 churches working to help people meet, know and follow Jesus. We do this by starting and strengthening churches together worldwide.   Converge helped fund and support the launch of The Painted Door.

Converge is a movement of over 1300 churches working to help people meet, know and follow Jesus. We do this by starting and strengthening churches together worldwide.

Converge helped fund and support the launch of The Painted Door.