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Sunday Mornings

River Glen’s Mission Statement is: Experiencing God’s Love and Making Jesus Known.


As a progressive church with an inter-generational ministry focus and heart for service, River Glen is known for its warm, welcoming spirit and committed community. We believe that we "are all one in Christ Jesus" (Galatians 3:28) and intentionally create a safe place where people of all ages, abilities, ethnicities, gender identities, and sexual orientations can come to worship God, learn to follow Jesus and be guided by the Holy Spirit. 


Worship Service is 10:30 AM

Services can also be viewed on You Tube 

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River Glen's hospitality provides a great faith community by offering space for people to feel comfortable and cared for when gathered together. Join us for coffee, treats, and fellowship before and after Sunday service. 


River Glen is a “come as you are” church, which includes your attire. We welcome every look from t-shirt and jeans to yoga pants to Sunday best.  

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Children’s Sunday School and fellowship are available for all ages from 9:30-10:15 AM on select Sunday mornings throughout the year. Additionally, Sunday School for ages 4 through 5th grade takes place during worship every Sunday, except for the first and third Sundays of the month when we have communion since we believe children should partake in this sacrament.

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As the Father sent me into the world, so I send you" is a commissioned piece of art by calligrapher Timothy Botts over the exit doors. It reminds us that the church extends beyond the building - wherever our members gather, the grace and fellowship of Christ is present. We seek to worship and learn together as well as serve the community of Naperville, surrounding areas, and throughout the world by actively serving outside our doors. When we do this, we strive to live out our mission statement: experiencing God's love and making Jesus known.


We believe in the foundation of faith as found in the Scriptures, which tell the story of God's love throughout history. Because Creator God lives in community as the Trinity with Christ and the Holy Spirit, we honor God and live most faithfully when we seek to be in loving community with God and with others. We understand God to be at work in the world, believe in the grace and forgiveness of Jesus Christ,  and seek the renewal and wisdom of the Holy Spirit. We believe we experience Christ most fully in worship, service, and the celebration of the sacraments of communion and baptism. 


River Glen Presbyterian Church was founded in 1985 and is a part of a collection of churches called the Presbyterian Church (USA) which work together for mission and ministry to spread hope and God’s love. We believe this kind of connectional church is valuable for spiritual growth and working together for good in the world.


River Glen is a progressive church with an inter-generational ministry focus and a heart for service. The congregation is led by a full-time head pastor as well as our governing board of spiritual leaders, the Session, and supported by a Board of Deacons and a parish associate. River Glen is known for its warm welcoming spirit, committed congregation, rich worship, and high-quality music programs (praise band, chancel choir, hand bells).

Visio Core Beliefs History
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    Transitional Pastor 

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    Pastor / Head of Staff
    Barbara Carmichael
    Parish Associate

      Pastor Barbara gives support to the leadership and staff in our various ministries. Her roles involve some preaching, teaching, pastoral care and resourcing of discipleship ministries.  

      Barbara served in full-time pastorates in Houston, Texas and Fond du Lac, Wisconsin before retiring and answering the call to serve at River Glen.


      She has her Master of Divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary in Illinois and her Certificate in Spiritual Direction from San Francisco Theological Seminary in California. She is married with two  children and two grandchildren.

      Joyce Lawson
      Director of Music

        Joyce is River Glen’s Director of Music. She oversees and coordinates all of the music ministry programs in addition to directing the chancel choir and contemporary service worship teams. Joyce has served River Glen in this capacity since 2007 and has worked in music ministry for over 22 years. Joyce has a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from Ball State University and a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Northwestern University. She is married to Kent and they have two children, Aaron and Danielle.

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        Children’s and Youth Ministry Director

        Peg McCall
        Office Staff

        Peg is a member of our Office Staff.


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        Caryn Perucca
        Office Staff

        Caryn is a member of our Office Staff.


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        Joshua PessettiAudio Visual Coordinator

        Joshua Pessetti is the A/V coordinator. He goes by Joshua or Josh. 


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        Earth Stewardship

        River Glen Church is committed to caring for God’s Creation This includes sustainable practices and special efforts to green our building. 


        River Glen Presbyterian Church is located on Raymond Drive just north of Ogden Avenue.  If you are headed North the church is on your right (East) side. 

        Service is held on Sunday's at 10:30 AM.

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