Regional Chaplains to Support Retired Clergy

October 29, 2014

 Under Bishop Jeffrey D. Lee's leadership, retired clergy now have five regional chaplains in the diocese. The chaplaincy program, designed to serve the needs of retirees and surviving spouses, is sponsored by the Church Pension Fund

Diocesan chaplains are Dru Green (Aurora, Elgin, Joliet, Oak Park and Waukegan Deaneries); George Hull (Chicago North and Evanston Deaneries); Larry and Betty Larson (Peoria and Rockford Deaneries); and Elaine Bellis (Chicago South and Chicago West Deaneries). Elaine is also the Chaplain to the retired deacons and their surviving spouses.

The Chaplains have been trained to serve as a resource on benefits from the Church Pension Fund and in mentoring those preparing for retirement. For more information please contact Elaine Bellis.

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