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The Rev. Walter "Wes" Smedley, IV

Rector, St. Chrysostom's Church & Day School

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Ms. Mary Ellen Christy

Day School Founding Headmistress

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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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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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The Rev. Jihan B. Murray-Smith

Deacon

Jihan B. Murray-Smith is an ordained deacon who ministers to Day School students as Chaplain and to St. Chrysostom’s families. Deacon Jihan and Deacon Larry will share in ministry at the parish. A Chicago native. Jihan has been serving on the North and South Sides, at Church of the Atonement in Edgewater, and at our parish partner Messiah & St. Bartholomew Church in the Avalon Park neighborhood. Jihan brings extensive experience working with children and youth in public, private, and parochial school settings. For two summers, she was spiritual and counseling director of Camp Chicago for the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago where she planned and implemented programs for 125 campers ages 6–16 and supervised a staff of 22. Jihan is a graduate of Fisk University and is now pursuing a Masters of Divinity degree at Bexley Seabury seminary in Hyde Park/Woodlawn.

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Mr. Will Bouvel

Director of Children's Ministries

Will Bouvel and his husband Fred recently returned to Chicago—and to St. Chrysostom’s—after three years living in London. There, Will assisted with children’s formation programs at an Anglican parish elementary school and with a class of 14 children active in the parish’s Godly Play program. At St. Chrysostom’s, Will’s part-time position includes directing the Sunday School program, nursery, and Vacation Bible School. Will is also been coordinating the Day School Children’s Chapel with Youth Ministries Director Mart Phillips on an interim basis. A former choir member at St. Chrys and soloist with the Royal Academy of Music, Will continues his work as a professional singer while discerning a call to ordained ministry in the Episcopal Church.

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Ms. Jenifer Coletta

Accounting Assistant

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Mr. Demi Fasade

Parish Accountant

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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. Don Junious

Custodian

 
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Ms. Lydia Munroe

Administrative Assistant

Lydia joined St. Chrys in April 2017 after a year and a half at the Milwaukee County Juvenile Justice Center, where she provided administrative support to probation officers and county administrators. Her previous experience includes a variety of work for not-for-profit organizations, including the Community Lawyers Group, where she headed up client coordination and outreach, as well as the Alternative Schools Network. Lydia went to school at Saint Mary’s University of Winona, Minnesota and earned her degree in Theatre Arts with a minor in Music Studies. In her free time, she can be found visiting family in Wisconsin, cheering for the Brewers, and improving her French skills. She’s excited to be here, and to support the good work of St. Chrysostom’s.

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Mr. Matthew Phillips

Director of Youth Ministries

Matt Phillips was born in Park Forest, Illinois, a suburb southwest of Chicago. He is a member of the Julian Year program in the Diocese of Chicago. Matt 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 Youth Ministry. He has eight years' experience in Youth Ministry at the diocesan and parish levels. 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 fan of the Chicago Bears, Cubs, and Blackhawks fan.

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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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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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