The Rev. Will Bouvel – Associate Clergy

Originally from the Philadelphia area, Will first came to Chicago to attend the University of Chicago where he received a degree in Geography in 2004. Following a wide range of career experiences as a computer programmer, then a professional singer, Will began discernment for the priesthood while living in London. After returning to Chicago and completing his Masters of Divinity studies at the University of Chicago and Bexley-Seabury Seminary, Will was ordained a transitional deacon in 2021 and hopes to be ordained to the priesthood in June of 2022. He began his time at St. Chrys singing in the choir and then working as Director of Children’s Ministries. He loves exploring creative expressions of faith, fellowship, and learning with parishioners and those curious about their spiritual lives. He is active in efforts to dismantle racism through a program developed with St. Chrysostom’s families called Tell Me the Truth About Racism, presented for children as young as 5 years old. Will frequently presents about this program around the country. Supporting him in his ministry is his husband Fred, daughter Reese, and cats Scout and Slink.

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