Urban Village Church is a community of people who are here to support families, children, and youth. Our mission is to create sacred spaces for kids, youth, and families to explore God’s message of love and grace.


Nursery Care

Nursery Care provides a nurturing environment for the youngest members of our community. Please feel free to drop-off your child before worship or at any point during the service. And, please bring their diaper bags. All locations.

Sunday Kids’ Church

Sunday Kids’ Church emphasizes faith formation through games, drama, and art – all centered on helping kids apply Biblical stories to their lives. Our curriculum is from Deep Blue Kids, a three-year curriculum that introduces children to the entire Bible. All locations.

Children and Families Ministry Coordinators


Monica Isaac is an ordained Deacon in the United Methodist Church serving as a chaplain at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago as well as mother to Ruby, her daughter. She enjoys playing, reading, cooking and cycling along the lakeshore. Passionate about children’s spirituality, she is excited to be in ministry with the children and parents at Urban Village Church: Andersonville. You can email Monica at [email protected].

Hyde Park-Woodlawn

A Texas native, Macy came to Chicago to pursue her doctorate in Child and Adolescent Psychology. After years as a pastor’s kid questioning the endorsement of religious beliefs not in accordance with her own, Macy began to seek spiritual fulfillment that aligned with her values as a feminist and advocate for social justice; in 2013, she found it at Urban Village. From her previous work as a Sunday school teacher, nanny, and preschool teacher, to her current work as a therapist for adolescent males and a Rape Crisis Counselor for the Chicagoland area, Macy is passionate about working to make a positive difference in the lives of those around her…no matter how small the effort. You can email Macy at [email protected].

South Loop

Rev. Elba Iris is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) denomination and was a Hospital and Hospice Chaplain before retiring in 2009. She has served several churches in the Chicagoland area, loves spending time with children, and enjoys teaching Sunday School. Rev. Elba has been a part of the Urban Village Church community since 2016 and began her ministry with us in early 2017. You can email Rev. Elba at [email protected].

Wicker Park

Matthew Gressett is a Mississippi native who has been with us since 2015. After obtaining his degree in Philosophy from Mississippi State University, he moved to Illinois to undertake graduate studies at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. You can email Matt at [email protected].