Meet Our Staff and Lay Leadership
Here are a few of the people you'll meet at All Saints and what they do.
The Rev. L. D. Wood-Hull, Rector
The Rev. L. D. Wood-Hull joined us November 1, 2021. He strives always to serve God, the parish, and the surrounding community with integrity and compassion. Email Fr. Wood-Hull.
Our Parish Administration manages the day-to-day operations of All Saints, including coordination to ensure events and services are effectively planned and executed. Email the Parish Office
Nancy Schneider, Sexton
Nancy Schneider is a lifelong member of All Saints Episcopal Church: baptized, attended Sunday School, confirmed, and married in her beloved church. She has been our sexton since February 2008. Nancy's primary responsibilities include the upkeep and maintenance of the church buildings and grounds. This includes cleaning, upkeep, setting up for functions, and coordinating new projects. She feels truly blessed, humbled, and privileged to take care of the church and its congregation. Nancy lives with her husband Dave and together they have three boys. Nancy's in-office hours are Tuesday, 9am-5pm, and Friday, 9am-4pm. Email Nancy
Mara Leonard, Music and Choir Director
Mara Leonard joined as our Music and Choir Director in the midst of the pandemic in 2020. She 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 an organist and choir director for several area congregations since age 16, including St. James for the past 28 years. Mara lives in Oak Park with her husband Larry, also a musician, their daughter Karina, and Sterling the cat. Mara uses her many talents to guide us in our worship of God through music, offering special ministries including vocal and handbell choirs. Email Mara
Vicky Syren, Chaplain
Vicky Syren is a cradle Episcopalian who has spent over 25 years as a hospital Chaplain and Pastoral Care Manager. She received her Master of Christian Ministry from Northern Seminary. Vicky has been an active member of All Saints for over 35 years, maintaining confidentiality and being available to those in need. Vicky shares her gifts with All Saints through her empathy, compassion, and understanding. Email Vicky
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.
Jane Schenck, Treasurer
As our Treasurer, Jane Schenck is responsible for the books and accounts of the congregation, confirming they remain in accordance with standard accounting procedures and the requirements of the canons. She also ensures the congregation’s financial operations are in accordance with national and diocesan canons, with financial procedures maintained and safeguards in place.