What is ChPP?

The Chicagoland Presbyterian Pilgrimage, (ChPP) Presbyterian Pilgrimage (formally Chicagoland Cursillo) is a three day spiritual renewal experience designed to strengthen the faith of individual members of Presbyterian churches, and through them to impact the environment in which they live, worship and work. Presbyterian Pilgrimage is distinguished from the others (Walk to Emmaus, Tres Dias, Episcopal Pilgrimage, et al) by being both co-ed and consistent with the Reformed Faith. During the 72 hours of a Pilgrimage weekend (beginning Thursday at 5:00 pm thru Sunday at 5:00 pm) participants worship and study together to gain a more personal awareness of their faith, as well as the joys and responsibilities that faith brings. No advance study or preparation is required to participate. The laity-led weekend is centered on talks, both by lay people, and clergy. After each talk participants and staff, in small groups, discuss and interact with the ideas presented.

Our Pilgrimage serves the Chicagoland Area, which is defined as the Illinois counties of Cook, Lake, McHenry, Kane, Dupage, and Will.

The Chicagoland Presbyterian Pilgrimage Council consists of the following members:
Karen Bregman, Council Chair, email Karen
Sue Arntsen, Renewal Group Coordinator, email Sue
Susan Peterson, Spiritual Advisor, email Susan
Melody Henrie, Start-Up Coordinator, email Melody
Catherine Latturner, Publicity/Outreach, email Catherine
Rob Lepley, Database and Communications, email Rob
Laura Jones, Fourth Day Coordinator, email Laura
Jim Peterson, Music Coordinator, email Jim
Joanne Storm, Treasurer, email Joanne

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