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The Rev. Walter "Wes" Smedley, IV

Rector

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Ms. Mary Ellen Christy

Day School Founding Headmistress

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  heidi

The Rev. Heidi Haverkamp

Senior Associate Rector

Heidi Haverkamp grew up in Chicago. She has been with the church since June 2016. For almost nine years, she was Vicar and then Rector of The Episcopal Church of St. Benedict, Bolingbrook. Heidi’s first book, "Advent in Narnia: Reflections for the Season," a book of devotions and church curriculum, was published in September 2015 by Westminster John Knox Press. She has also published articles in print and online, with "The Christian Century," "The Upper Room," "Fidelia’s Sisters," and others. Heidi is a Benedictine oblate at Holy Wisdom Monastery in Wisconsin. She received her M.Div. from The University of Chicago Divinity School in 2006 and completed a certificate in Anglican studies from Seabury-Western a year later. She has also worked on organic farms, with the seriously mentally ill, in a corporate law office, as pastor of a rural congregation in New England, and at Trader Joe's. Heidi is married to Adam Frieberg. They have two cats and a beagle. She is working on a second book.

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  larry

The Rev. Larry A. Green

Deacon

Larry, our deacon for more than eight years, focuses on Christian formation and community outreach. He can help you identify which of our many programs are the best match for your talents and your heart, his acumen having been honed as the current president of the Chicago-based legal search firm LAGLAW.

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Mr. Richard Barrick Hoskins

Director of Music, Organist & Carillonneur

Richard has been our Director of Music and our Organist and Cariolloneur for more than twenty-five years. Under his direction the sixteen-voice professional choir has become well-known for the beauty of its singing and the breadth of its repertoire, including choral music from the 15th century to the present, sung by some of the finest choral singers in the city. Richard is a professor of Organ and Church music at Carthage College and previously taught at Northern Illinois University. He has also served as organist for the Lyric Opera, the Chicago Symphony Brass and the Grant Park Symphony, among others. For more on Richard and the music of St. Chrysostom’s, click on the Worship tab above.

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Mr. Roger D. Stanley

Associate Organist

Roger has served as our Associate Organist since 1997. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Organ Performance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and attended graduate school at Northwestern University, and considers it an honor and pleasure to assist Richard and accompany the choir on our amazing Fisk organ.

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Mr. Matthew Phillips

Director of Youth

Matt Phillips was born in Park Forest, Illinois: a suburb South of Chicago. He is a member of the Julian Year right here in the Diocese of Chicago. He has recently graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts & Sciences in Religious Studies with concentrations in both Judaism and Islam. Matt has been a member of the Diocese of Chicago since birth and feels very much at home in the Episcopal tradition, especially in the realm of Youth Ministry. He has spent eight enjoyable years involved in Youth Ministry at the diocesan and parish levels and is extremely excited to begin and continue his ministry here at St. Chrysostom’s! He enjoys spending his free time writing and playing music on his guitars, as well as reading philosophy, history and classic literature. He is also a die-hard Chicago Bears, Cubs, and Blackhawks fan. Matt joins St. Chrysostom's as he does a year of service as a Julian in the Julian Year.

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Ms. Audrey Williams

Parish Administrator

Audrey has served the people of St. Chrysostom's for seventeen years. She was recently promoted to Parish Administrator, expanding her responsibilities, overseeing office staff and congregational liaison for all Parish Life. She is an accomplished writer with several short stories published internationally.

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Ms. Julie Hinz

Administrative Assistant

Julie Hinz recently joined the staff of St. Chrysostom's as our administrative assistant. Previously, Julie worked as Theatre Manager/Communication and Theatre Department Manager at Concordia University, Chicago. She has her Bachelor's in Communication and Theatre from Concordia and a Master's in Theatre from the University of Illinois. She is a theatrical director, most recently working with a small community theatre in River Forest called Tuesday's Child where she most recently directed Seussical, the Musical with a cast of all ages. Julie is a singer, studying under Chicago artists Sarah Beatty and Karen Brunnssen. She sings with the Heritage Chorale based out of Oak Park under the direction of Dr. Maurice Boyer as well as with her home congregation of Grace Lutheran, River Forest conducted by Rev Michael Costello. She also sings in the Bach Cantata Choir at Grace, presenting monthly cantata's/Vespers services. She is a voracious reader, a writer/blogger, daughter, sister and prides herself on being the "cool aunt" to 5 nephews and 2 nieces. Her enthusiasm for ministry is a wonderful addition to our ministry team.

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  demi

Mr. Demi Fasade

Parish Accountant

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  jenifer

Ms. Jenifer Coletta

Accounting Assistant

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  don

Mr. Don Junious

Custodian

 
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