Who We Are

MEET OUR CLERGY

Fr. Burch was raised in Chugiak, Alaska, where his family helped found a small, semi-rural mission congregation. He attended Gustavus Adolphus College …

Sam Portaro is a retired priest of the Episcopal Church. A graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill (AB), Virginia Theological Seminary (MDiv), and Princeton …

LEARN ABOUT OUR STAFF

Tim Crum has been Director of Operations at St. Chrysostom’s since November of 2022, and is responsible for the oversight of our …

Sophie is a first-year Master of Divinity student at the University of Chicago and a lifelong Episcopalian, originally from Johnson City, Tennessee. She …

Nancy joined the St. Chrysostom’s Church & Day School team as the Accountant in January 2020. Nancy is responsible for the accounting …

Thomas Colao enjoys a diverse musical career as an organist, conductor, and classical singer. He currently holds the post of Associate Director …

Richard has been our Director of Music and our Organist and Carillonneur since 1984. Under his direction the sixteen-voice professional choir has …

Judy has been at St. Chrysostom’s Day School for 31 years. Prior to her current role as Head of School she led …

ABOUT OUR CHURCH

Whoever you are, and wherever you find yourself on the journey of faith, you are welcome as you are at St. Chrysostom’s, to hear the call of God in your life and to receive the blessings of God freely given!

ST. CHRYSOSTOM’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH is a welcoming community of faith dedicated to worship, service, and engagement with the needs of our neighbors in Chicago and the world. Our members live in the neighborhood and the wider metropolitan area. For over 125 years, we have provided a beautiful and peaceful place to worship God, experience loving community and minister to those in need.

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