Our chaplain, staff, student ministers, and board of trustees provide the support that we need to serve as a home for students on campus.
The Rev. Stacy Alan
Stacy was born in the Midwest and raised on both the East and West Coasts. She attended Seattle University, where the Jesuits taught her to love both God and the intellect. She earned Bachelors degrees in Humanities and German.
After traveling and studying Spanish in Central America, Stacy attended Union Theological Seminary in New York City, graduating with a Masters of Divinity in 1992. She spent a year of her studies at the Seminario Bíblico Latinamericano in San José, Costa Rica, working closely with Episcopal and Lutheran missions in that city. After graduating, she worked for five years as the Coordinator of Volunteer Programs at Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen, the largest private emergency feeding program in New York City. She was ordained to the diaconate and priesthood in the Diocese of New York in 1998.
From 1999 to 2004, Stacy worked as Assistant to the Rector at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where she was in charge of coordinating the youth and pastoral care programs. While in Kalamazoo she revived a dormant campus ministry at both Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College and was involved with the Diocesan Evangelism Committee.
Stacy has been the Chaplain at Brent House since January 2005. This vibrant ministry provides a spiritual home for Episcopalians and other spiritual seekers and offers a space in which the life of the spirit and the life of the mind can not only co-exist, but support each other.
Stacy has (finally) a son in college and a daughter in high school. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her husband and whichever children happen to be home, drinking wine with friends, dancing (swing and Latin), knitting, and singing sad Irish ballads and Latin American protest songs.
Ministry Team 2016-17
L.E. Eames, 4th year in the College/ 1st year MAPH
Elinore McLain, 3rd year in the College
Iris Mire, 2nd year in the College
Cori Tingstad, 3rd year in the College
Brian McGuiggin, 2nd year in the College
Cate and Jamie keep the house and yard looking good and welcome guests and other renters. Contact them for information about guest lodging and space rental.
Cate is graduated from SSA in 2015. Jamie has recently settled in the Chicago area. He has a degree in archeology from the University of Arkansas.
Kara joined us in the fall of 2012. She keeps the office running smoothly, the books current (and, ideally, in the black!), and attempts to keep the Chaplain from running amok.
Brent House Board
The Brent House Board consists of twelve members of the Anglican Communion from the Chicago area (most of whom are affiliated with the University of Chicago), two elected student representatives, the chaplain, and the bishops of the Diocese of Chicago. The board, officially known as the Episcopal Church Council at the University of Chicago, oversees the stewardship of Brent House’s ministry and resources. Terms generally last three years. Student representatives are elected in late spring to serve for the following academic year.
Class of 2017: Clark Alexander, Mike Bond, George Culver
Class of 2018: Eleta Murray, Mary Hope Griffin
Class of 2019: Lib Gray, Emily Matapusi Pera, Bill Cosper
Student Representatives (terms ending 2017): Lauren Eames
Ex Officio: The Rev. Stacy Alan, Chaplain; The Rt. Rev. Jeffrey Lee, Bishop of Chicago