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) gathered to celebrate the completed renovation. Alumni of our programs, chaplains, board members, and Illinois Medical District staff toasted in the beautiful new “living room,” which was recreated due to the generosity of Michael Leppen. Project Coordinator Kerri Callahan was on hand for the reveal, and she even brought the world’s best painter, Ricky P. to the open house. We are grateful for all the time, talent and treasure that went into this exciting project–we love working in our new space.
Come see us someday soon and be a part of our fresh “new” history. Perhaps you would like to have a small retreat or work event–we are open to guests using the space. Either way, the door to our House is always open to you.