Kindred Life Wheeling is a fun, encouraging, and supportive place to be! Join other teen moms and their children, each Wednesday during the school year from 6:00pm-8:00pm, as we grow together and work towards accomplishing our educational, emotional, and practical goals!

Belonging to Kindred Life Wheeling means you’ll have access to free services which can include counseling, financial support, and life education!

Are you a teen parent interested in joining us?

If so call or text Program Director Katie at 224-280-8286 for more information, don’t wait!

Contact Us

Call or text Program Director, Katie Lehmann, if you would like to learn about joining us.

Phone: 224-280-8286


Main Office: Visit our Contact Page

Host Church

Our Saviour Evangelical Free Church
300 N Schoenbeck Road
Wheeling, IL  60090

Map and Directions

Our Wheeling Area Ministry serves the following communities:


  • Arlington Heights
  • Wheeling
  • Prospect Heights
  • Palatine
  • Barrington
  • Schaumburg
  • Buffalo Grove
  • Lake Zurick
  • Long Grove
  • and surrounding areas

A Word From Our Area Site Director

My name is Katie, and I am thrilled to be the Program Director of the Wheeling Area site. During college, I studied education and youth ministry. Before coming to Kindred Life Ministries I was a public school teacher, and a volunteer in many children’s programs at my church. I am also married with three beautiful young children.  This position suits me so well as it combines many of my passions and gifts! Particularly I love working with teens and sharing the love of Jesus! I am privileged to work with these teen moms and their families, what a terrific year we have ahead of us!

If you are a young mother who may have questions or you are someone looking to serve a teen mother as a volunteer, please feel free to contact me at 224-280-8286 or write me at



Wheeling Area Site Director

Kindred Life Ministries – Wheeling
Meet Katie
Katie  joined the staff in 2014 as our Site Director for the Wheeling Area Office.  She says “What a privilege God has given to me to work for Kindred Life!  I believe that in this position I will be able to combine my passion for serving, in Jesus’ name, with my love for teenagers.” Katie holds a degree in education and has worked as a PE and Drivers Education teacher over the past twelve years and has served our Kindred Life moms as a volunteer meal provider. She is  married to husband Andy, and they have three school aged children: AJ, Claire, and Sean.  The Lehmann family attends The Bridge Randhurst Church where they are very involved. In her spare time, Katie loves to be outside with her family enjoying nature.


Professional Counselor

Kindred Life Ministries – Wheeling

Meet Paige

Paige is a Licensed Professional Counselor and recently joined Kindred Life Ministries in February 2019 as the Wheeling site counselor. Previously she was a school counselor in Chicago for several years. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Communication from Wheaton College and a Masters of Education in Counseling from DePaul University.
Paige has passion and experience working with underprivileged youth. Paige is married to Kevin. They have one young daughter, Frannie. The Neuhaus family attends Harvest Bible Chapel in Niles. In her free time Paige enjoys reading, baking, and going on walks with her family.
Find out what is new with Kindred Life and what events are coming up:

News and Events


See what our Wheeling program parents need this month and help us pray:

Prayer, Praise and Needs


Host Church Spotlight

Our Saviour Evangelical Free Church

We are so honored and blessed to be hosted every Wednesday night at Our Saviour Evangelical Free Church in Wheeling. The staff has been so incredibly gracious to our program. The congregation has been a blessing to our teen parents by mentoring, participating in Sip Cup Coin Drive and providing weekly meals. 

You will find the sanctuary full of welcoming, friendly faces gathered to hear Pastor Adam delivering God’s word. Please feel welcomed to join any Sunday morning at 10:30am. 

To learn more about Our Saviour Evangelical Free Church, visit their website.

Volunteer Spotlight

Joani Bellito, has been serving Kindred Life for a decade. Joani started back as the Program Director in our Wheeling office. Then she generously 

served on our board of directors. Since her term recently ended, Joani is now coordinating a group at her home church to serve meals to our teen parents and their children on our Life Education Group nights.

Joani’s heart of service is a Christ-like example of selflessness and consistency. She is a true gift to Kindred Life Ministries. Thank you on behalf of countless teen parents for your love, patience and dedication this past decade!

Teen Parent Spotlight

Brenda and her son Sebastian have been in the Wheeling program for a year now. During this year it’s been our privilege to watch them grow and become more independent and strong as a family. Brenda is now completing her senior year of high school, with hopes of continuing her education next year towards becoming a registered nurse one day. Pray with us for Brenda and Sebastian, and dad Mauricio, that they would be able to balance their jobs, schooling, and parenting well.


Teen Parent Spotlight

Chili Cook-Off 2018 Results

We had over 200 participants attend our annual Chili Cook-Off this month! Besides all the excellent entertainment, we had award winning chili to taste, teen parent testimonies and so much great fellowship.  This year was our first ever paddle raise and we are...

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#GivingTuesday 2018

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the...

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Chili Cook-Off 2018

We are so excited to host another Chili Cook-Off at our Wheeling location. Your participation will help finance programs that assist teen moms and teen dads navigate parenthood as they grow, mature and raise their children.  Please consider inviting your friends...

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  When Katherine first learned she was pregnant, she was full of fear. That fear continued into her daughter’s birth and the start of her parenting journey. Having a child as a teenager introduced strain into her family relationships. Her siblings resented her...

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Sandra’s Story

Sandra was young and unprepared to be successful in parenting when she gave birth to her son, Damian, at 16 years old. When she heard about Kindred Life through a school teen parenting program, she decided to join. Once she entered Kindred Life Wheeling, Sandra found...

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Jennifer’s Story

As children get ready to head back to school each fall, their minds grow with nervous excitement as the new year approaches! Part of the excitement definitely involves school supplies.  “Ok, I need pens, pencils, notebooks, diapers, bottles, formula…” “Wait?! Diapers...

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Klaudia’s Story

When hard times fall on a person, the question that quickly comes to mind is, “What good can come out of this situation?” This question overwhelms teenage girls, when they find out that they are pregnant and alone. Little did a woman, we will call Bethany, know that...

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Other Ways to Get Involved

Call for Volunteers

Kindred Life Ministries is always in need of volunteers. Do you feel called to serve teen parents and their children? We would love to hear from you.


If you love to run, beginner to advanced levels, join TEAM THRIVE to raise awareness and financial support for teen mothers and children.

Make a General Donation

Your donations provide mentoring, education, food and other valuable resources for our young parents and thier families. All assistance is greatly appreciated.