We welcome 7 new talented and enthusiastic trustees to our board. We are excited to have their skills and passion for our work as we move into 2017. Mary Altenbaumer Harry Cendrowski Beth Collier Trevor McClain-Duer Linda McMillan Crystal Plummer John Schumacher
The Annual Newsletter is here! 2016 has been a busy year for the staff of Bishop Anderson House, and our programs have thrived, and so the theme of our newsletter is "Gratitude." We have notes and stories from all our staff, updates from our Board of Trustees, and a few alumni spotlights from our Spiritual Care Visitor Alumn! If you would like to receive a copy, please let us know by calling the office at (312)563-4825, or by emailing Director of Development, Becky Duggan here. Click here to read the 2016 BAH Newsletter
The Bishop Anderson House family gathered around our new table last week--literally and figuratively! We were joined for breakfast by Penny McMillan, grand-daughter of THE Bishop Anderson, her daughter Susan, and daughter-in-law Linda. Penny regaled us with family stories and helped us learn more about the Anderson descendants. The family particularly enjoyed seeing an historic photo of Bishop Anderson that Becky found online. We are forever grateful to the McMillan family for the substantial donation that made much of the office restoration possible and appreciate their efforts to keep their family legacy vibrant. Later in the afternoon, group of BAH friends (our family) [...]
For over 50 years, Bishop Anderson House has been affiliated with Episcopal Charities and Community Services in the Diocese of Chicago. In 1957 the first “United Episcopal Charities Appeal” raised $37,000 as a result of a consolidated appeal for funding to support the work of eight partner agencies, and ECCS has been a major supporter of BAH ever since. Every year since its founding in 1960, Episcopal Charities makes annual grants to ministry partners. These grants are especially valued because they are for general operating support, providing the resources agencies use to ensure excellence in their ministries. The average grant [...]
Many thanks to each of our supporters who joined us on May 1st to celebrate the mission and ministry of Bishop Anderson House. Over 150 guests wined and dined, laughed and listened to a variety of compelling stories about the value and importance of volunteer and professional chaplaincy. Event Chair Becky Duggan shone in the beautiful Society of Arts gallery as she led the crowd to bid on items and implored them to have fun while doing so. Dave Kyllo opened the night with an amazing grace, proclaiming the "wow" of what we do. Chaplain Paul Goodenough shared his valuable insight, [...]
Plotting the course to a vibrant future As you may have heard by now, Bishop Anderson House will be undertaking a strategic planning process in 2016. At its January meeting, the board of trustees made the decision to be guided in the strategic planning process by Dr. Richard O’Neill, Professor in the Institute for Decision Excellence and Leadership at SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, NY. What is distinctive about Dr. O'Neill’s process is that the plan will emerge from the board itself. We have a very talented board of psychologists, clergy, medical doctors, business professionals, artists, and lay [...]
On January 26 the Board of Trustees gathered at BAH offices for the Annual Meeting. We are fortunate to have a creative, energetic and passionate board. In 2016 we will harness the energy and work on a vibrant strategic plan for the future of Bishop Anderson House. Click here to meet our board.
Click for: Catch the Fiesta Spirit update; Cate Anthony CPE reflection, Warren Barr photos, and news about the 2015 Fall Volunteer Chaplain Training Program.
It is with great pleasure that the Trustees of Bishop Anderson House announce that The Rev. Thomas (Tommy) S. Rogers, III succeeds The Rev. James (Jay) L. Risk III as our fifth Executive Director. Tommy has very strong chaplaincy and leadership credentials, and we are delighted to have such an engaging, warm successor leading our organization into the next steps of fulfilling our mission. Jay will be retiring on June 15, 2015 after a distinguished career in the Diocese of Chicago, serving the past 12 years as Executive Director of Bishop Anderson House. His legacy includes strong financial growth and stability for [...]
Pastor Katie Hines-Shah recently joined the Bishop Anderson House Board of Trustees. Here she shares why she became a part of our ministry: "As a solo pastor in a busy parish I find providing all the pastoral care for our membership is both impractical and unhelpful. Most pastors and parishes understand the impractical angle - for a pastor there are only so many hours in the day and between emergencies, services, and ministries visitation can quickly be squeezed out. Many pastors and parishes do not understand how a pastor providing all this care on his or her own can be unhelpful. [...]