New Bishop's Staff Members Named

June 10, 2015

Tom Camell has been called as the associate for Bishop & Trustees property management. 

A civil engineer by training, Camell has a long history in project management and property development. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado, where he received a Bachelor of Science is civil engineering, and has completed additional certifications from the Chicago Center for Green Technology.

Born in Germany and raised in Colorado, Camell now lives on the northwest side of Chicago with his spouse and children and is an active member of St. John's Episcopal Church, where he has served on vestry and as a diocesan convention delegate. In his work with St. John's budget and building committees, Camell has overseen several modification projects for the historic parish. 

"I look forward to supporting the Missions and other Bishop & Trustees properties and to help further the goals of the diocese," said Camell.  He began his position with the diocese Operations team in April. 


Shay Craig has accepted the position of associate for development and major gifts and will begin as a member of the Networking team in early September. 

Craig is now coordinator of external programs at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, where she has strengthened the seminary’s continuing education programming, hospitality initiatives and fostered relationships with the wider Methodist Church. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana and Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, where she earned her Master of Theological Studies degree in Hebrew Bible.  

As a child, she was baptized into the Episcopal Church at St. Timothy’s Church in Tiburon, California. Today  she is an active member of Christ Church, Winnetka, where she has served on the vestry, taught adult and youth formation, and been a delegate to Diocesan Convention.

Craig, who currently lives in Evanston, has lived in and around Chicago since 1985. She is the mother of three children—Emma, Sam and Caden—and the proud owner of two Pembroke Welsh Corgis (“the approved dog of the Anglican Communion,” she writes).  “I look forward to joining the diocesan team and forming relationships that will strengthen the church with parishes and parishioners across the diocese,” said Craig when she was appointed to her new job.