Parish Clergy & Staff

Zach Dyrda, Associate For Children and Youth Formation

Zach's email address is zachdyrda@stmaryspr.org

Click here for Zach's Sermon Archive.

Zach is a nearly completed seminarian. He received an undergraduate degree in history at Northern Illinois University. He spent 2 1/2 years in college ministry at Northern Illinois University as a campus director. Zach has a passion for sharing his love for Jesus and knowledge of the Bible with all. He believes faith in Christ creates communities of deep fellowship that transform the lives.

Who are Ministers?

The Book of Common Prayer lists lay-people as the primary ministers of the Gospel in the Episcopal Church. Clergy are set apart by the community to help lead and guide the congregation into the full strength and joy of the ministry and mission carried out by the priesthood of all believers.

The Rev. Jay Risk, Clergy Associate

Click here for Rev. Jay Risk's sermon archive.
 

The Rev. Jay Risk recently retired as the  Executive Director of Bishop Anderson House, an agency of Episcopal Charities and Community Services. Bishop Anderson House is the Episcopal Church’s ministry in the Illinois Medical District on Chicago’s West Side. Bishop Anderson House provides Pastoral Care by comforting the sick and supporting those who care for them. The Parish Lay Chaplains’ Program has trained over 200 volunteers who serve in nursing homes, hospitals and congregations throughout Northern Illinois.