Telling Our Stories
Bishop Lee has named Crystal Plummer as director of networking, a position that serves on his executive team. She has served as acting director of networking since February 2017.
Dent Davidson, associate for arts and liturgy on the bishop’s staff, will leave his position at on January 31 for a new job developing emerging liturgy and music at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in New York City.
The Rev. Anne Jolly preached this sermon at morning prayer on November 16, 2018, at the Diocese of Chicago's 181st Convention.
Bishop Lee preached this sermon at the 181st Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago on November 17, 2018.
In the last several weeks, I have watched and listened as women from all walks of life, both in and out of the church, have demonstrated courage and conviction by sharing their stories of being sexually abused and harassed by men. These women, many of them inspired by the brave and quiet dignity of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, have left me with a profound sense of the brokenness of our current politics and culture in which the damage done by men who abuse women is compounded by dismissal, derision, and sometimes even with mockery.