Clergy and Leadership
The Rev'd Ethan Alexander Jewett
Fr. Ethan was installed as the parish's 8th Rector by the Bishop of Chicago on October 25, 2017. He was raised Jewish in Tampa, Florida and found the Episcopal Church in 2004 after a twenty-year break from religion. His recent ministry has focused on social justice concerns, such as homelessness, hunger, worker’s rights, and immigration.
He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Kalamazoo College and his Master of Arts degree from the University of Chicago, both in French literature. After leaving university, Fr. Ethan spent ten years conducting public policy, research, and advocacy at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). In 2012, he obtained his Master of Divinity degree from Chicago Theological Seminary.
Fr. Ethan was ordained to the priesthood in 2012, while serving as Curate of St. Clement’s Episcopal Church in Philadelphia. He then returned to the AAP as Director of Executive Services before serving for a year as Interim Rector of Grace Episcopal Church, Chicago. Fr. Ethan continues to have a strong relationship with his home parish, the Church of the Atonement, Chicago, and also serves on the Chapter of St. James Cathedral, where he says the Monday noon Mass.
Fr. Ethan is a self-professed Trekkie and sci-fi nerd. In his free time, he likes to travel, go to the theater, work out at the gym, and bike along the beautiful Chicago lakeshore. He lives in the Lakeview neighborhood with his husband, Jorge Cardona, and their three sugar gliders, Flip Flop, Lollipop, and Cilantro.
The Rev'd Daryce Hoff Nolan
Daryce, a longtime music teacher in both public and private schools, teaches music at St. John Fisher Catholic School in Chicago. She has also served full-time hospice chaplain. A longtime Episcopalian, she was ordained a Deacon (a servant ministry that interprets the needs of the world to the Church) in June 2017. She holds a master’s in music form the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University and a bachelor’s from Trinity Christian College. She and husband Bob, a lawyer, have a son in college.
The Rev'd Miguel Briones
Maria Eugenia Giraldo
Maria Eugenia (pronounced ooo-hay-nya) is a native of Colombia, and emigrated to the United States at 15. She has worked for a major bank for the last 25 years. A licensed beautician, she attended Truman College and St. Augustine College She has two girls and a dog.