New Bishop's Staff Members Named

The Rev. Andrea Mysen has been called as associate for ministries. She will work collaboratively to support congregations, search committees and vestries through a broad range of activities including recruitment and leadership development.

Karin Gutierrez joins us as administrative assistant for Operations. Gutierrez is a familiar face and voice to those who visit St. James Commons, having served as morning receptionist since August 2012. Read more.

An Easter Message from Bishop Lee

Bishop's Letter on Renk Diocese, South Sudan

April 23, 2014

Dear Friends:

We have received credible reports from our friends in the Diocese of Renk that the area is engulfed in fighting between the South Sudanese army and rebel troops loyal to former deputy president Riek Machar. It is not clear who controls the town.

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A Win-Win for Everyone

In 2012 and 2013, the Diocese of Chicago and partners across Chicagoland held public processions from the Gold Coast to Stroger Hospital to remember young people who have died in Chicago's epidemic of violence. Thousands of people turned out for the events, called CROSSwalk.

After last year's procession, organizers began talking about how to convert participants' passion into lasting action on behalf of young people who are at risk for violence. Read more.

Places of Grace and Gladness


A new video tells the story of Places of Grace and Gladness, a campaign to support ministry across the Diocese of Chicago. Learn more about the campaign.


ECW Annual Meeting
Apr 24-27 | Four days of activities designed to explore the way God is revealed in an urban environment. Learn more and register online.

Prayer Vigil for South Sudan
April 27 | Diocesan-wide prayer vigil for peace in South Sudan at St. James Cathedral, 4 pm

Fierce Conversations Spring Workshop
Apr 30-May 1 | From 8:30 am - 4 pm at St. James Commons. Register online.

Analyzing Systemic Racism Workshop
May 8-10 | Presented by Crossroads Anti-racism Organizing and Training at Bexley Seabury

View a complete listing of upcoming diocesan events.