Welcome our New Pastor

Cosmopolitan United Church in the Chicago Northwestern District of the Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church is proud to announce the appointment of its new pastor effective July 1, 2020.

Juan Pablo Herrera is a second-generation immigrant who was born and raised in Chicago. He was the Afterschool Ambassador for Illinois, advocated for students in Washington D.C., and organized around education, gentrification, and immigration in the Logan Square neighborhood. As acting City Director for DOOR Network, Juan Pablo invited young adults to see Chicago through the lens of those who God uses to help those living in the margins. Previously, he served as Interim Director of Discipleship at Urban Village Church (UVC). Currently, Juan is earning a Masters in Public Ministry at Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary and Interim Site Lead for Wicker Park and Hyde-Park/Woodlawn. He is the proud parent of a daughter and son.

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