Clergy & Leadership

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Clergy

Chaplain

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The Rev. Stacy Alan

stacyalan@brenthouse.org

Bio

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 Bachelor’s degrees in Humanities and German.

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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 a son who is a college graduate and a daughter in college. 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.

Staff

Office Manager

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Digital Communications Manager

Philip McGrath

philip@brenthouse.org

Board

The Brent House board, officially known as the Episcopal Church Council at the University of Chicago, oversees the stewardship of our ministry and resources. The board consists of twelve members of the Anglican Communion (most of whom are affiliated with the University of Chicago), two elected student representatives, the chaplain, and the bishops of the Diocese of Chicago. Terms generally last three years. Student representatives are elected in late spring to serve for the following academic year.

Charlie Hopkins, chair
Mary Hope Griffin, co-chair
L.E. Eames, secretary
George Culver, treasurer

Tim Clark
Colin Cooper, student representative
Bill Cosper
Nyaga Kariuki, student representative
June Mire
Courtney Reid

The Rev. Stacy Alan, Chaplain (ex officio)

A group of students and Bishop Lee, with glasses raised, are gathered around a long table. Bishop Lee is standing to the left and wearing a red-purple clergy shirt with a neckband collar.
Bishop Lee joins students at Jimmy’s for “Beer with the Bishop” after his annual official visitation.