All Saints Episcopal Church in Chicago

Summer Preachers 2016

June 5

samSamuel Wischnewsky

Sam Wischnewsky is a recent graduate of Whitney M Young Magnet High School. He has been a community member at All Saints for 16 years. He plans to attend Williams College in the fall.

Read the Youth Sunday sermon: String Theory.

June 12

Ms. M. Jeanne Wirpsa, MA, BCCjeannewirpsa

Chaplain, Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Jeanne is a board certified chaplain commissioned by the National Episcopal Church. For over 20 years, she has ministered to people with HIV/AIDS, children, hospice patients, and patients with life-threatening cancers. She currently serves at Northwestern Memorial Hospital where she also teaches ethics and spiritual assessment to medical students. Jeanne, her partner Carol Reese, and their two children Sophie and Eli have been active members of All Saints' since 2004.

Read On Holy Ground.

June 26 

staycieflintMs. Staycie Flint

Chaplain, Advocate Children's Hospital, Oak Lawn

Staycie has 25+ years of experience in inner city work, prison ministry, and spiritual formation. In the past five years, Staycie's work has transitioned into hospital chaplaincy with a special focus on pediatrics, trauma, and end-of-life concerns. She is committed to the work of resisting social inequities and building up the Divine's beloved community. She and her family are members of All Saints'.

Read Arriving to Where One Loves.

July 3

The Rev. Andrew Guffey, PhDandyguffey

Chaplain, Canterbury Northwestern

Andy was called as chaplain of Canterbury Northwestern, the Episcopal campus ministry at NU, in Fall 2015. He also teaches courses in New Testament and Early Christianity at McCormick Theological Seminary and the Lutheran School of Theology in Hyde Park. He holds degrees in religious studies from Candler School of Theology, Princeton Seminary, and the University of Virginia, and was ordained to the priesthood in Virginia in 2014. He is married to our associate rector Emily, and together they are raising two young boys.

Read Cultivate Joy.







July 10

courtney-reid-upMs. Courtney Reid, M.Div.

Director of Operations, The Episcopal Diocese of Chicago

Courtney is a longtime parishioner at All Saints'. She has had extensive experience in nonprofit administration, and joined our bishop's staff five years ago as the Director of Operations for the Diocese of Chicago. Courtney is graduate of William and Mary and Yale Divinity School. She is married to Pam Palmentera, and together they have three lovely daughters: Sarah, Martha, and Susan.

Read Our Amos Moment.

July 31

The Rev. Kevin Goodmankevingoodmancrop

Associate Rector, St. Chrysostom's Episcopal Church

Kevin is the Associate Rector for Children's Ministries and Day School Chaplain at St. Chrysostom's Episcopal Church in Chicago. He is much beloved at All Saints', having served previously as Associate Rector here and as the very first Program Director of Ravenswood Community Services. He is a dynamic speaker and a natural teacher. You can read more about Kevin on his website,

Read Don't Nobody Bring Me No Bad News

August 7

alexdemarcoMr. Alex DeMarco, M.Div. 

Alex is a recent graduate of the M.Div program at Princeton Theological Seminary, a new Episcopalian, theology nerd, occasional blogger, and aspiring outdoorsman. He relocated to Chicago last summer with his wife Jenna DeMarco, fell in love with All Saints during the Advent season, and has been an enthusiastic member of the community ever since.

Read The Stuff of God

August 21

Ms. Victoria Garvey, PhD

victoriagarveyA lifelong educator, Vicki has taught at nearly every level, from second grade through graduate school, including teaching biblical studies at Seabury-Western Theological Seminary in Evanston. Most recently, she has been the Bishop’s Associate for Lifelong Christian Formation in the Diocese of Chicago. She regularly speaks, facilitates workshops, leads retreats, and serves on church-wide commissions.

Read Seeing and Freeing

August 28

martinThe Rev. Martin Deppe

Martin is a retired United Methodist pastor and lifelong activist who walked with Martin Luther King, Jr. and worked closely with Rabbi Abraham Heschel. In the United Methodist Church he was part of a strategy team that helped elect that church's first woman bishop. He and his wife Peg attend the 11 o'clock service. 

Read Restoring a sense of humility in our day