General Contact Info

4945 S Dorchester Ave | Chicago IL 60615
(773) 624--3185
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The Reverend Peter C. Lane

Peter was called as Rector of St. Paul & the Redeemer in December 2009 after having served as Assistant Rector, then Associate Rector, since July 2007. He began as Rector in February 2010. Peter came to SPR after finishing a Masters of Sacred Theology at the General Theological Seminary in New York. Previously, Peter taught U.S. History and coached baseball at Nueva Esperanza High School in North Philadelphia. He has an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary and a B.A. from the University of Chicago. | (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

The Reverend Daniel A. Puchalla (Dan)
Associate Rector

Dan has been serving as a priest  at SPR since 2011. He received his B.A. in religious studies at Stetson University in Florida and his M.Div. at the University of Chicago. He spent a hot minute as a Ph.D. student at Chicago Theological Seminary before realizing that his work-life balance needed readjusting. Nonetheless, he continues to read, teach, and write in theology, biblical hermeneutics, and spirituality as part of his work at SPR. Dan is originally from Lombard, IL, and grew up in a thoroughly Vatican II Roman Catholic household. He joined the Episcopal Church in 2006. He has a vision of the church as a place that stretches its arms wide to strangers and outcasts, nurtures life-changing friendships, cultivates transformative communion with God, and instigates unearthly peace and justice in its surrounding neighborhood and beyond. Dan is engaged to his boyfriend Raff, a J.D. and Ph.D. candidate in philosophy at Northwestern, and they plan to marry in May 2018. Dan loves to hike and camp in the mountainous west, is an avid theater-goer and Art Institute wanderer, professionally dabbles in graphic design, and is a big science nerd.| (773) 624-3185 x226 | on Facebook | on Twitter

Monte Tugwete
Director of Children's Formation

Monte has led children’s programs in the Anglican Church in his native Zimbabwe as well as in Cambridge, MA. Monte is studying for his Ph.D. at Chicago Theological Seminary in hopes of returning one day to Zimbabwe to teach children’s and youth spirituality in the Seminary there. Monte has been a member of SPR for a couple years and was a Godly Play door-person this past year. His new responsibilities include the Godly Play program, the Nursery, Vacation Bible Camp, and helping parents engage their children around faith. |(617) 301-1374

Addie C. Domske
Youth Leader

Addie is originally from western Pennsylvania, where she attended Westminster College and served as a youth leader at a local church. At Westminster, Addie studied Marxist, feminist, and queer literary criticism, and at Stirling University (in Scotland) she studied the nuances between "religious" and "secular" media. In June 2015, Addie graduated with a Master of Arts (A.M.) in Social Work from the University of Chicago. When not hanging out with the young people of SPR, Addie studies liberation theology and the church’s relationship with colonialism for her Master of Divinity at McCormick Theological Seminary. She is a candidate for ordination with the Presbyterian Church (USA) and hopes to serve internationally as a clinical social worker. Addie enjoys media, social and otherwise, and she can often be found spending quality time with her Netflix account. | (724) 971-6952

Lydia Gajdel
Administrative Assistant

Lydia is a third-year Master of Divinity student at the University of Chicago and did an outstanding job as SPR’s intern last year. Before Seminary, Lydia did volunteer management and training for LIFT-Philadelphia, a social service organization in North Philly. | (773) 624-3185 x221

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 of Bexley-Seabury, an innovative Episcopal Seminary in Chicago and Columbus, Ohio. 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

Lukasz Jedrzejewski

Virginia Woodward
Nursery Staff

Jessica Steele
Nursery Staff