June 23, 2011
In the last week, we’ve taken the next step in restructuring the bishop’s staff for more effective mission and ministry. I am pleased to announce that seven people have accepted new interim responsibilities to ensure that our day-to-day operations run smoothly while we complete our executive team search . You’ll find a list of all diocesan staff contacts—new and continuing—with titles, phone numbers and names here.
Please be in touch with any or all of our interim team members to introduce yourself and extend a welcome. They stand ready to support our congregations. Thank you in advance for helping them learn the ropes of their new responsibilities.
Thank you also for your many calls and messages of support and confidence in our restructuring process. I am grateful to all of you for your continued passion for ministry. I especially appreciate your concern for those whose jobs have been eliminated. Please know that their response has been overwhelmingly gracious and professional, and I ask you to keep them, as well as our interim and continuing staff, in your prayers.
Your servant in Christ,
Jeffrey D. Lee
Bishop of Chicago