(Palatine) -- The Rt. Rev'd. Jeffrey Lee, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago, will formally install the Rev. Jim Stanley as Rector of St. Philip's Episcopal Church in Palatine on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. The Rev. Jen Coe-Fulton, Rector of St. John of the Cross Episcopal Church in Bristol, Indiana, will preach. Bishop Lee will celebrate the Eucharist and Dr. Lance Peeler, adjunct professor at Wheaton College, will serve as guest organist. A reception will follow at the church.
Stanley came to St. Philip's as a long-term supply priest in April of 2016 and was named "priest-in-charge" on June 1st. He is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and Nashotah House Theological Seminary in Delafield, Wisconsin. From 1983 until 1988, he was an announcer, program host and news anchor for WMBI AM/FM and the Moody Broadcasting Network. For 23 years, Stanley and his wife lived in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was ordained as a deacon in February of 2014 and then to the priesthood in September of the same year. This "second-half-of-life" call follows many years as a broadcaster, radio network news director, free lance journalist and licensed lay preacher in the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana. The Stanley's moved back to the greater Chicago area in 2010. Rev. Stanley is also a collector of and dealer in original militaria, mostly from the period of the American Civil War. He lives, with Carrie, his wife of 28 years and 16 year old daughter Rachel, in Plainfield.
The service - formally called "The Renewal of Ministry with the Welcoming of a New Rector" - is a tradition in the Episcopal Church. The goal is not only to formally welcome and establish new leadership, but for the entire congregation to rededicate themselves to sharing the Gospel and doing the work of ministry and social justice in Palatine, the Northwest Suburbs and around the world.
St. Philip's is at 342 East Wood Street in Palatine, at the corner of East Wood and Schubert Street. Regular Sunday services include a spoken, traditional language mass at 8:00 a.m. and a contemporary language service with music at 10:00 a.m. There is also a well-attended Tuesday morning mass at 9:30.