Madeleine Woodworth
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 worshiping online.

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.


Vestry & Officers

Jonathan Baumgarten

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 those in need, 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.

The Rev. Dr. John G. Rumple

Fr. Rumple began his ministry at Grace in September 2019.

In the words of our wardens, "Father Rumple is a New Testament scholar, 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.

Our Leaders

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