About the Friends of Historic Second Church

Friends of Historic Second Church (Friends) was founded in 2006 as a not-for-profit organization separate from the Second Presbyterian Church. Friends’ mission is to preserve and restore this historic church and to educate a worldwide audience about its significance.

Mission Statement

To preserve and restore the art and architecture of Chicago’s landmark Second Presbyterian Church and to engage neighbors and the world in sharing our passion for its beauty and significance.


Friends of Historic Second Church
1936 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616

Phone: 1-800-657-0687
Email: historic2ndchurch@yahoo.com

Board of Directors

Linda Miller, President
Nate Lielasus, Vice President
Susan Baldwin Burian , Secretary
Ann Belletire, Treasurer
William Tyre, Assistant Treasurer
Rowena Rennie Balogun
James T. Barnes
Mary Bucaro
Heather Haberaecker
Ruth Sharpe
Michael Shawgo
Jane Tiffen
Rev. Dr. David Neff, ex-officio
Karen Oliver, ex-officio
Heather Kendall, Administrative Manager