General Contact Info

4945 S Dorchester Ave | Chicago IL 60615
(773) 624--3185
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Catherine E. Healy
Catherine comes to SPR from St. Andrew’s Church in Wellesley, Massachusetts, where she has served as the Assistant Rector for Youth and Family. Prior to ordination, she served as the Missioner for Youth, Young Adults and Higher Education in the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon, and as a parish youth minister in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. Catherine is a Chicago native and a graduate of St. Ignatius College Prep, Swarthmore College and Harvard Divinity School. She was a 2017 Canterbury Scholar, joining with Anglican clergy from around the world for a course of study at Canterbury Cathedral, and a 2015 Lambda Literary Emerging Writers’ Retreat Fellow. Catherine shares her life with her wife Heather Canapary (a middle-school math/science teacher and marathon runner) and their daughter, Mary Clare, born in October. | (773) 624-3185 x222

Christian M. Clough
Director of Music
Christian is originally from Hamilton, NY. He got his start playing music at his hometown parish, continued while a student at the University of Rochester, and then studied choral conducting and organ performance at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. After working as music director at a parish in New Haven, he went back to Yale to get a master’s in liturgical studies. In addition to all of that, he loves to bike, cook, read, garden, and sing (not surprisingly.). He and his partner Christopher love to travel to Charleston, New England, and Europe, and they have an adorable cocker spaniel named Putney, whom you can usually find guarding the church office during the week. | (773) 624-3185 x223 | blog

Barnabas E. Pusnur
Associate Minister for Ministry and Mission

Barnabas Pusnur is originally from Delhi, India, where he served as a pastor for a few years. After finishing his Bachelor of Science, he went to seminary to do a Bachelor of Divinity and Master of Theology. He is currently a PhD candidate in Theology at the University of Chicago. Barnabas has had experience in preaching and pastoral care. He lives in Hyde Park with his wife Padma and daughter Khushi. He loves the church and desires that the church continually be salt and light in the world. |(773) 624-3185 x221

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The Reverend Kyungja "KJ" Oh
Assistant Priest

KJ grew up on the Northside of Chicago and worked as a graphic designer and consultant for Not-for-Profit organizations before ordination. As a priest she has worked as a chaplain, as a Vicar for 8 years in this diocese and a Rector in Cincinnati. KJ brings a love of the church, a deep spirituality, a commitment to pastoral care, and a studied appreciation for the liturgy. KJ has a full time job as the director of field education and formation/lecturer in practical theology at Bexley-Seabury Seminary. She lives with her partner Melissa in Hyde Park.  | (513) 431-1478


Cynthia Bagrowski
Director of Children’s Formation
Cynthia Bagrowski has joined the SPR staff as the Interim Director of Children’s Formation, after having served as a Godly Play teacher for several years. We are excited and pleased to welcome her to the staff. | (773) 704-0844

Liz Koerner
Director of Youth Formation

Liz is originally from New Britain, Connecticut. She attended Thiel College in Greenville, Pennsylvania where she received bachelors degrees in Sociology and Religion. From there she moved on to seminary school at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) located here in Hyde Park and is pursuing ordination in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). This past year she was on an internship year in Muscatine, Iowa where she helped develop a Youth program for high school students. Liz deeply believes that the experiences of our youth can have a great impact on SPR and the church universal. She hopes to learn and grow with and from them as she begins her time here at SPR.

Gretchen Eng
Children's Music Assistant

Gretchen is a Chicago native and a recent graduate of Vassar College with degrees in Music and German Studies, plus extensive choral and solo singing experience. She studied voice with the world-renowned countertenor, Drew Minter, and piano with opera coach, Miriam Charney. She has several years' experience as a camp counselor working with children, and has logged many hours as a rehearsal leader and teacher. In addition to her role at SPR, she is working in Music Administration at the Lyric Opera and is doing improv and sketch comedy in Chicago. Gretchen leads the St. Nicholas Choir, Children's Chapel music, and the Christmas Pageant. | (773) 450-0304

The Reverend Roger Ferlo
Priest Associate
Roger Ferlo is the president emeritus of Bexley Seabury Seminary Federation, Scholar in Residence at The Newberry Library, and President of the Anglican Theological Review. Previously Roger was on the faculty of Virginia Seminary, was the Rector of St. Luke in the Fields in Greenwich Village, and taught literature at Yale. Roger has been a parishioner at SPR since 2012. Roger is married to Anne Harlan, who is an established leader in this parish. They live in Hyde Park.


The Reverend Jack Seymour

Jack joined St. Paul & the Redeemer as a vocational deacon in 2003. He previously served in the Diocese of Springfield. Jack serves as a non-paid clergyperson for our church. The other six days of the week he is the Chief Executive Officer of ReVive Center for Housing and Healing, which is an agency of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago. He attended Chicago Theological Seminary, where he received a Master of Divinity degree and also holds an Advanced Certificate from The Center for Religion and Psychotherapy of Chicago, which is accredited by the American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC). Jack has two children, Bobby and Kelen. He lives on the near Northwest Side of Chicago. | (312) 523-4348

Shawn A. Evelyn
Deacon Associate

Shawn is originally from Georgetown, Guyana. He is a recent graduate of Virginia Theological Seminary, but developed his call early in life through parish and diocesan ministry in the Diocese of Los Angeles. He spent many years working with the Program Group on Youth and Young Adult Ministries and even took part in working with the national church as part of the design team for the Young Adult Festival of General Convention (2006, 2009), and as a member of the Executive Council Committee on Science, Technology, and Faith (2015). Shawn is currently a Regional Representative for Recruitment and Development at Virginia Theological Seminary. He has a strong desire to share the love of Christ, explore liturgy, and engage others through different perspectives. He is currently living in Chicago with his soon to be wife as they prepare for life together as a clergy couple.

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Nursery Staff

Jessica Steele
Nursery Staff