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Meet our Team

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The Rev. Jenny Hulen

Rector

I am Pastor Jenny Hulen and I am the rector at St. Simons. I am actually kind of a mutt denominationally.  I grew up Missouri Synod Lutheran, became a Southern Baptism in college, and found the Episcopal branch of the Christian faith in my mid-thirties. My religious experience it pretty wide as a result, and I like to think it is also deep.

The Rev. Dianne Shields

Pastoral Care Coordinator

I am Pastor Dianne Shields and I serve alongside Pastor Jenny Hulen providing pastoral care at St. Simon’s. Though I am a lifelong Presbyterian and remain a minister member of the Presbytery of Chicago, my husband Jerry and I have found a wonderful church home at St. Simon’s in our retirement and have been warmly welcomed into this community.

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Walter Aldrich

Associate for Music

Hello! My name is Walter Aldrich, and I’m the Associate for Music here at St. Simon’s Episcopal Church. My primary goal is to act as a facilitator for the music ministry of our congregation – to help make our music ministry accessible and approachable to everyone. Regardless of musical experience, skill, or background, all should feel welcome and invited to participate.

Jo Gantzer

Associate for Parish and Family Ministry

I am Jo Gantzer, Parish Administrator and Associate for Family Ministry. As an administrator, I handle bulletins and building use, mailings and nametags as well as managing vestry materials and welcoming phone calls from parishioners and visitors alike. At other times, you will find me working on offerings for families with young children. You can find me in the office Monday – Thursday from 9am – 3pm.

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