About Us

Our Purpose

To open ourselves to God’s Spirit in worship, prayer and study, holding each other in community and encouraging one another to grow in the Spirit and to reach out in generosity and compassion to the people around us.

We are an Open & Affirming Congregation

Open and Affirming is an official designation of congregations in the United Church of Christ which make a public covenant of welcome into their full life and ministry to persons of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.  Affirming the full inclusion of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender persons in the church's life and ministry.
Chapel Hills’ Covenant was adopted by a unanimous vote on September 30, 2018.
Rainbow Ichthy Chapel Hills UCC

Our History

We have been gathering to worship, reach out to the community, and support one another since 1958. As the suburbs of Minneapolis expanded to the west, so the “mainline” churches followed. Chapel Hills began on the extreme western edge of Edina at a time where there were a few houses, the original Highway 169, and a few deer were fed by one of our early members. By the late 1960’s the church was established and growing and surprisingly enough was being served by Phyllis Diller’s husband’s brother Steve (yes, Fang had a brother). Chapel Hills is no longer on the highway, is surrounded by houses, and has continued in worship and service.


Welcome to Chapel Hills!
Here’s what you can expect on a typical Sunday morning:
  • Main floor handicap accessible through front/main entrance
  • 10:15 a.m. worship service lasts about an hour
  • Communion on the 1st Sunday of each month
  • Large print bulletins
  • Sound amplifying devices for use during worship
  • Nursery care during worship (for infants and preschoolers). Older children are encouraged to remain with us during worship
  • Thought provoking sermons; great music and a friendly, welcoming congregation
  • Coffee, treats, and conversation following worship

The Chapel Hills Team

Choir Director
Andrea Erickson

Sandy Davis-Lerner

Office Administration
 Stacy Kehrwald
Barb Okonek
Nancy Norris-Weber

Evan Ramstad (Clerk)
Julia Molony (Enrichment)
Chris O'Neill (Facilities)
Stacy Kehrwald (Hospitality)
Bob Guelich (Member at Large)
Ron Molony (Moderator)
Barb & Tom Okonek (Outreach)

Mike Camilli (Treasurer)
Jerry Kerr (Worship)