Transition at St. Chrysostom’s




The Rector Search Committee is launching a congregation wide survey to gather information about who we are, what we currently believe and what characteristics we think our next rector should possess in order to lead us into our future.

Your response is critical for our collective effort to obtain the best qualified person to be our next rector and is an opportunity for all parishioners to share their thoughts on the state of St. Chrysostom’s. The survey is completely anonymous and should take approximately 20 – 30 minutes. The survey will remain open until the end of November, but prompt responses will be helpful with our process.

Please click the link: to complete survey.


Please join for one of the small group meetings listed below. The goal of these structured meetings is to gather feedback from the participants to help the committee to (a) best tell the story of our congregation to prospective candidates and (b) understand what skills and characteristics the congregation would like to see in their new rector. The meetings will be at the church and will be facilitated by at least two members of the Search Committee and will last for one hour each and will follow guidelines and recommendations provided to us by Sierra Reyes, Interim Associate for Ministries with the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago. In short, these group meetings are one of the two main ways, along with the parish-wide survey, that parishioners will be able to voice their thoughts and feelings regarding the search. In order for these meetings to work best, we will need to limit the size of each meeting to 10 parishioners. Please click on the registration link below or contact the church office ( or 312-944-1083) to register.

Search Committee

On September 12th the Vestry approved St. Chrysostom’s Church’s Search Committee slate presented by the Committee Co-Chairs Geoff Euston & Judith Stockdale. The Vestry is grateful to all those who nominated fellow members of our parish, as we received over 40 names, showing that there has been great interest in participating in the search process for our next Rector and supporting the Search Committee. Together the Wardens and Search Committee Chairs engaged in a comprehensive process to ensure that the Search Committee would fully and positively represent our St. Chrysostom’s parish, community, and ministries.


The Search Committee will be inviting valuable input as the Committee works to develop a parish profile. There will be opportunities to participate in small groups. Please complete the “CAT”–Congregational Assessment Tool–survey. The church’s website will be updated with reports on the Committee’s timeline and progress. 


Please join us in thanking the Search Committee members for accepting this call, and please keep them each in your prayers as they move forward with this important mission for St. Chrysostom’s Church. 


List of St. Chrysostom’s Church Search Committee Members


• Liz Cramton

• Mark Fisher

• Kim Hudson

• Patty Lane

• Kevin Matzke

• Brian Quinlan

• Angie Yorath, Vestry Liaison


• Geoff Euston, Search Committee Co-chair

• Judith Stockdale, Search Committee Co-chair