The Rev. Daphne Cody, Rector
I’ve been at St. Elisabeth’s since 2005 when I was drawn here by its “can-do” spirit. The best part about being the Rector at St. Elisabeth’s is leading a truly inter-generational congregation, where everyone’s contribution and life experiences are valued, from the longest-time members to the littlest children. I enjoy preaching about the great stories of the Bible, developing leaders, and gathering the community of faith. Outside church, I like camping with my husband and two college-aged daughters, classic literature, and all sorts of games – from cards to whiffleball.
Dillon Shipman, Director of Music and Seminarian
Originally from a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio, I made my journey to the North Shore in August 2013 to begin the Master of Divinity program at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston. I feel very blessed that God quickly opened up a door for me to become part of the St. Elisabeth’s family. I am overjoyed about the warm, inviting atmosphere this congregation has created, and am excited to be part of growing the ministries of the church, as both Director of Music and Seminarian. Outside of the church and seminary, I enjoy getting lost in a good book or my favorite daytime soap, Days of our Lives. Growing up in a family of auto racers, I also enjoy catching the NASCAR and IndyCar races. Still, most of the time, I can be found behind the piano in my apartment. I look forward to lifting up our voices and instruments together in worship!
Leslie Davey, Director of Children’s Education
Prior to answering the call as St. Elisabeth’s Director of Children’s Education, I spent many years at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Glen Ellyn, one of the first churches in the Chicago area with the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd atrium, a sacred place where children encounter God’s deep love. Since finding the atrium, I have been trained in all three levels and also have had the privilege of training adults to be catechists. I bring along these rich experiences as well as the years I have worked in the secular world as a school psychologist and teacher. My connection with people of all ages keeps me living each day in God’s abundant grace. Other contributions include choral singing, knitting, playing bridge and dancing hula!
Pam Green, Director of Administration
I have been a parish administrator since 2009, and truly love the work that I do. I was raised in Upstate New York, as a cradle Episcopalian. My family moved to IL in 2012. I live in Gurnee with my husband Brian and our two daughters. I am very happy that I am able to be back at St. Elisabeth’s. I look forward to what the future holds. My family is very involved in out hobby of playing in bag pipe bands. I enjoy reading, counted cross stitch, crafts, and the Scottish sorority I belong to.
Elizabeth Clemmitt, Associate for Spiritual Wellness
A resident of Wilmette for over 25 years, I have raised a family while working part-time as a music teacher and as a children’s choir director at Christ Church in Winnetka. I have pursued my passion for all things spiritual through reading, attending multiple weekly groups at my church, and by meeting with a spiritual director. With the encouragement of my spiritual mentors, I received my certificate from the Spiritual Guidance Training Program at Siena Retreat Center in Racine, Wisconsin. I am available to meet at St. Elisabeth’s with parishioners who are interested in pursuing personal and spiritual growth through the practice of spiritual direction for a fee. I also lead a spiritual retreat for St. Elisabeth’s once a year. I love to sing in choirs, practice yoga, and hike in the Colorado Rocky Mountains with my husband and two grown sons. I may be contacted at (312) 618-1238 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.