Lake Region — After almost 60 years in cramped offices on Chicago’s State Street, the Lake Region Conference has relocated to a more spacious headquarters in Mokena, Illinois.
Lake Region Conference president, R. Clifford Jones, said they’re thankful for the new headquarters as it will help better serve their constituents by providing “a more connected work environment that facilitates and promotes community and teamwork.”
According to Jones, the move was necessary because the old building had outgrown its usefulness and was “dark and foreboding, with many of the offices disconnected from each other and devoid of any semblance of natural lighting.” He further stated that repairing and remodeling were not viable options, in part because of the cost and declining property values in the area.
“We thank God for the building,” he said, “and we’re reminded that one of the metaphors of the church in Scripture is that of a building whose foundation is Jesus Christ. This building is not a source of pride. Instead, it is about purposeful mission and ministry that lifts up Jesus Christ and brings glory to God.”
The new headquarters address is: 19860 South LaGrange Road, Mokena, Illinois 60448. Telephone numbers remain the same: 773-846-2661. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.