The Rev. Walter "Wes" Smedley, IV

Rector, St. Chrysostom's Church & Day School

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Mrs. Shelly Banks

Chief Operating Officer

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Ms. Mary Ellen Christy

St. Chrysostom's Day School Founding Headmistress





Ms. Judy Caraher

St. Chrysostom's Day School Interim Head



The Rev. Larry A. Green


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


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.



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. Fran Caan

Director of Advancement

Fran Caan assists outreach and administration for the capital campaign. A consultant for small nonprofits, Fran brings expertise in directing annual and capital campaigns, major gift and planned giving programs, stewardship events, and board cultivation and training. She is a trustee of the Chicago Council on Planned Giving, co-chairs its membership committee. Fran also serves on the Board of the Evanston Lighthouse Rotary Club and is a member/volunteer for the Chicago chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. She founded the ETHS Educational Foundation in 2007 and served there as its executive director, overseeing programs that brought in more than $1million annually and by 2016 had established a $3.6 million endowment. Fran earned her undergraduate degree from Boston College and a master’s degree in nonprofit administration from North Park University.

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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



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. 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.