Rector & Priest – The Rev. Barbara Seward

Rev. Seward comes to us from St. Bride’s Episcopal Church in Oregon, Illinois, where she has been serving as their priest-in-charge for two years. Mother Barbara has also served in Episcopal churches in Minnesota and Virginia and she is currently serving on the Diocese of Chicago’s College of Congregational Development. Having graduated from Eastern Mennonite Seminary and the Virginia Theological Seminary, she was ordained an Episcopal Priest in 2013. Mother Barbara also holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing education and economics from Fayetteville State University, as well as a master of science degree in marketing and communications from Johns Hopkins University.

Contact Mother Barbara at:  MotherBarbara@stbenedict.ws

Secretary – Mrs. Denise Majewski


Contact Denise in the church office at:  info@stbenedict.ws


Class of 2020
Angel Morrison

Class of 2019
Erica Barta
Donna Williams

Class of 2018
Mark McPhail
Henry Vega

Class of 2017
Tish Sanborn (warden)
Mark Wright (warden)
Also pictured: Andrew Wright, Finance Committee



Music Director – Mr. Brian Cromer

Choir Director
Brian Cromer has been at St. Benedict since 2010, leading our SATB choir and playing piano. He enjoys leading anthems a capella, and teaching music from African American spirituals to medieval motets to Arvo Part. Brian is also a music teacher at Komensky Elementary School in Berwyn and the Director of the Chicago Metro Chorus & Barbershop Harmony Society.
Contact Brian at music@stbenedict.ws

Nursery Caregivers

Sundays, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Children ages six and under are welcome. Our nursery has its own bathroom. Children must be signed in and out by parents. “Keeping God’s Children Safe” methods are followed.

Kat Escobido


Cindy Dauber



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