Welcome to Prairie Wind Guild, a group of folks in the Chicago-Northern Illinois-Lake Michigan area who are passionate about learning by heart and telling sacred stories. Prairie Wind Guild is associated with the Network of Biblical Storytellers International.

Invite a Team of Tellers to your church

for an Epic Telling of The Gospel of Mark

or the Elijah Cycle, new this year!



An Epic Telling is a powerful experience of a book of the Bible or a series of stories told by a team of tellers in one sitting. It's a completely different experience from hearing Scripture read in church, or from reading it in silence to oneself. The text comes to life and pulls us in.


Prairie Wind Guild biblical storytellers can come to your church to present the entire Gospel of Mark, Stories from Mark, or The Elijah Cycle.

The Gospel of Mark runs about 2 hrs 20 minutes, including a 10-minute intermission. It's like an evening of going to the movies, but it's live! If a shorter program is needed, about 90 minutes, a team can present Stories from Mark or The Elijah Cycle.


Elijah allows us to experience most of the stories of the greatest of the Hebrew prophets and the one with whom Jesus identified John the Baptist. Hearing the stories together brings new insight into the reasons for that connection. Note: We're rating Elijah PG13.


PWG asks for no money up front when we come to your church, only that a collection be taken to support the work of the guild.


Call John Freidheim today to schedule a presentation of Mark or Elijah!

It's Here - Workshop Opportunity!

Also an afternoon of telling


The guild agrees - we need more workshops to help folks learn to learn and share biblical stories by heart. If you'd like to try it out in a fun, no-pressure way, just exploring what we're talking about, here's your chance:


Sept. 28, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.,  at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Villa Park, PWG member John Freidheim (right) will lead a story learning workshop for folks from age 7 to 97. The church is at 545 S. Ardmore Av.

Not ready to try it yourself just yet? Come enjoy John's one hour storytelling concert, also at St. Paul's Lutheran in Villa Park, on November 9 at 3 p.m.


There will be a free-will offering taken at both events, with half going to St. Paul's and half to Prairie Wind Guild.