Director of Music
Madeleine Woodworth has accepted the role of leading our choirs, creating videos and combined selections of individuals for offertories, and playing for our Sunday services online.
Madeleine recently graduated from Yale University and has already received accolades for her choral conducting and organ playing. We are excited to welcome her back to Grace as she assists us during this time of worshipping online.
Douglas is responsible for communications (including our website and Facebook page), finance, facilities rental, scheduling, and along with the rest of the staff consults around visioning and programming at Grace. If you have a question about your pledge balance, a reimbursement check, scheduling an event, Grace's website, a building issue, holding a concert or program at Grace, submitting an online registration form for formation programs, donating online, Douglas is your go-to person.
Douglas served on the Commission on Ministry in the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago for a six-year term and was the first layperson ever appointed by the bishop as its vice-chair. He has a deep passion for discernment of gifts and ministries. He is a firm believer that all baptized persons are ministers and therefore takes great delight in watching and helping others find ways they might best offer their gifts and talents toward the building of community.
A Colorado native, Douglas—an avid skier, hiker and biker—is still looking for the mountains in Illinois when he's not busy gushing about his two nieces or puttering about his garden and pond. Douglas is married to an Episcopal priest.
The Vestry is the body within a congregation that, with the clergy, leads the parish. Grace’s Vestry meets monthly, on the third Tuesday at 7:00 pm, currently online. In addition the Vestry periodically schedules additional and/or special meetings as needed. ALL Vestry meetings are open to members of the Congregation. The schedule for Vestry meetings is at this link.
Tony Riley, Co-Treasurer
(terms expire at Annual Meeting 2022)
(terms expire at Annual Meeting 2023)
(terms expire at Annual Meeting 2024)
Deborah Maue is a life-long amateur singer and pianist. She has been a member of church choirs since the age of six, and currently sings soprano in the Liturgical Choir of St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, where she also serves on the vestry. Deb and her husband, Terry, live in Oak Park with kids: Emma (a future law school student), David (a freshman at OPRF and a member of the Madrigal Choir), and Margaret (a 7th grader at Julian Middle School and a member of the Schola Choir). She has a B.S. in Marketing from Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Northwestern University. For the last 12 years, Deb has served in senior marketing positions in higher education and is currently the VP for Marketing and Communications at Aurora University in Aurora, IL. She is very excited to be assisting with the youth choirs of Grace Church, because (among other reasons) it will force her teenage children to interact with her.
Andrea Bartolomeo is an educator, organist, pianist, and pastoral musician. She has been accompanying choirs and instrumentalists since the age of 14 and is known for her sensitivity as a collaborative musician. She is on the piano faculty at Sherwood Community Music School at Columbia College and serves as Associate Director of Music/Organist at St. Paul of the Cross Church, Park Ridge where she is the primary accompanist for the adult choir.
Andrea graduated from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH with a B.Mus. in Piano Performance, where she specialized in pedagogy and collaborative piano. At BGSU, she continued with graduate studies in Organ Performance and Church Music.
Ms. Bartolomeo has over 25 years of teaching experience in the private and small group setting. After operating a successful home studio of over 100 students, she and her husband, Luke founded and directed the Music Schools of Northwest Ohio (Perrysburg, Sylvania, and Findlay). In her role as artistic director, Andrea planned educational programs (recitals,
masterclasses, and outreach programs) to provide valuable performance and service opportunities for their students in local nursing homes, senior centers, and libraries. As a piano duettist, Andrea performed with her husband, Luke, in Ohio, Michigan, Texas, and Illinois.
For the past several years, she has delighted in attending rehearsals, Cleveland tour, and other events of the Schola choir with her 4th-grader, Gigi. There is nothing greater than being in the presence of dynamic, friendly kids, who love to sing together!
Jon has been a member of Grace since 1982, and has served as a deacon at Grace since 2004. His main work at Grace is to encourage and enable the people of Grace to help the needy, whether inside the parish, or in our neighborhoods, our region, our nation, or the world.
Jon serves as a volunteer in the church. Outside the church, he is a Senior Software Developer at the Railroad Retirement Board in Chicago. (If you're having trouble falling asleep, ask him to explain the intricacies of unemployment benefits for railroad workers.) He has worked there for over 30 years, and has occupied cubicles within a 50 foot radius on the same floor since 1988.
Jon is married to Marion. They have two adult children, Martha and Peter, who both live in Chicago.
Andrea Bartolomeo (on left in photo) and Deborah Maue
Co-Administrators and Co-Associate Conductors of Grace’s Schola and Madrigal choirs
Fr. Rumple began his ministry at Grace in September 2019.
In the words of our wardens, "Father Rumple is a New Testament scholar, gifted preacher and teacher, and a kind and caring shepherd to his flock. He and his husband, Christian Hoffland, are both dedicated to the best of the Anglican tradition in liturgy and music -- as well as to hospitality and good humor."
Fr. John holds a Master of Arts in Preaching, a Master of Divinity and Ph.D. in New Testament, as well as a diploma in Anglican Studies from General Theological Seminary, New York City. He earned his Ph.D. in New Testament Language, Literature and Theology from the University of Edinburgh, in Scotland, where he and his Scottish husband, Christian, lived for several years before returning to the United States.
Father John’s bachelor’s degree is in homiletics and biblical studies, and he has worked overseas as a Bible translator.
He has a “heart” for missions, having worked in Papua New Guinea, Tanzania, Honduras, and Haiti.