Meet Our Staff and Lay Leadership
A few of the folks you'll meet at All Saints, and what they do.
The Rev. Kevin M. Goodman
The Rev. Kevin M. Goodman is a lover of Kate Bush, monorails and Walt Disney World. He spends most of his time looking for God in the cracks and crevices of culture. He practices Zazen and Tai Chi daily to keep him grounded and focused. Prior to being ordained Priest in the Episcopal Church, Kevin was a television producer, creating documentaries, narrative films, and advocacy videos. His book A Disney Monastic: a theme park travel guide for the God-seeker is used by churches and individuals worldwide, empowering them to create a religious retreat at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. He is a mentor/trainer for Education for Ministry (EfM), was a street pastor working with homeless youth for the first four years of his ordained ministry, and just completed serving the people of St. Elisabeth’s, Glencoe as their interim rector. Email Kevin.
Interim Parish Administrator
Vicky Syren has graciously agreed to serve as interim parish administrator as Kevin comes onboard and begins his ministry with us. In addition to being a pastoral presence to the people of All Saints', she leads the Wednesday night Bible study small group. Email Vicky.
Nancy Schneider is a life long member of All Saints Episcopal Church: baptized, attended Sunday School, confirmed and married in her beloved church. She has been our sexton since February of 2008. Her job responsibilities are to take care of the buildings and grounds. This includes cleaning, upkeep, setting up for functions as well as coordinating new projects. She feels truly blessed and humbled to be privileged to take care of the church and its congregation. Nancy lives with her husband Dave and together they have three boys. Email Nancy.
Minister of Music
Mara received her Master of Music from Chicago Musical College in 1987 in cello performance, and has performed in many area orchestras and chamber groups. She has also been organist for many congregations since the age of 16. During her undergrad years at North Park College she took two years of organ, studied voice and sang in the choir. Mara has been organist and choir director at St. James Lutheran Church for 26 years (!), right down the road in Western Springs. She lives in Oak Park with her husband Larry, also a musician, and their daughter Karina, who's sheltering with them right now and Sterling, the cat. She is happy to be at All Saints, playing and getting to know everyone, and is looking forward to getting back to working with the choir when we can all safely raise our voices in praise and service to the Lord. Email Mara.
Lay Leadership at All Saints
The parish is governed by a council of elected members called the vestry. Two co-wardens, called "senior" and "junior" are the heads of the vestry and serve as a council of advice to the rector. Wardens and vestry members are elected once a year at our annual meeting on the last Sunday of January, along with delegates to diocesan convention.
2020-2021 Senior Warden 2020-2021 Junior Warden
Nancy Nix Bruce Torgler
Nancy Nix Bruce Torgler