Clergy & Staff at Atonement
The Rev’d Erika L. Takacs (email) was elected as the eleventh rector of the Church of the Atonement in April of 2018. Before coming to Atonement, Mtr. Takacs served as the Associate Rector at Saint Mark’s Church, Philadelphia, where she played an integral role in the formation of programs to welcome families and children to the parish, including the celebrated Saint Mark’s Boys and Girls Choir. Learn more about Erika
Since 2010, Mr. Charles Sega (email) has served as principal Organist and Director of the Atonement Choir, Schola, and the St. Cecilia Choir. During his tenure, the Atonement choir has performed over 25 orchestral masses.The three choirs keep an active repertoire of over 65 choral masses and hundreds of motets.
Dr. Christopher Windle (email) enjoys an active and diverse career as a conductor and singer while based in Chicago, IL. Currently, he is the Artistic Director of the Chicago Chamber Choir. Under his direction, the choir has been hailed as “… an ensemble to seek out in a crowded field” (Vocal Arts Chicago) and praised for their “… well-blended ensemble and polished vocalism … with the sopranos secure, soaring freely in their high-flying passages,” (Chicago Classical Review).
Charles was born in Lake Forest, IL where he was baptized at the Church of the Holy Spirit but moved as a child to the western prairie of Minnesota where he grew up in Morris, MN. Charles attended Shattuck School, an Episcopal boarding school founded by James Lloyd Breck who also help to found Nashotah House in Wisconsin.
Meghan Murphy-Gill Seminarian
Meghan is a writer, editor, and a postulant for priesthood in the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago. She unknowingly harbored a call to ordained ministry as a born-and-raised Roman Catholic that only emerged once she joined the Episcopal Church, unofficially in 2014 and officially in 2015. She is a member of St. Augustine’s in Wilmette, her sponsoring parish and where she was officially received into the Episcopal Church thanks to the gentle urging of her friend and colleague.
Learn more about Meghan
Lucia E Conrado Operations & Communications Coordinator
Lucia (email) was born in Texas and was raised in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. She earned a Master’s Degree in Accounting from Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois.
Lucia was the Manager of Finance and Operations at Saint James Cathedral from 2008 to 2014. Her position’s primary responsibility was to provide leadership for the organization’s financial functions in conjunction with the Treasurer and Finance Commission.
Judy Thompson, MUSIC LIBRARIAN
The Rev'd Thomas G. Harris, ORGANIST & CHOIRMASTER EMERITUS
Ronald A. Fox (email), BSG, LITURGICAL COORDINATOR
Manny Amaro (email), PARISH LIFE COORDINATOR
Reta Kikutani (email), ALTAR GUILD & COFFEE HOUR
Wayne Mitchell (email), OUTREACH
Carolyn Fisher (email), CHILDREN'S MINISTRY
Deacons in Residence
The Rev'd Jason Elliott
The Rev'd Charles Farrell
The Rev'd Jacqueline Cameron
The Very Rev'd Robert S. Cristobal
The Rev'd Ted Durst
The Rev'd Kate Guistolise
The Rev'd Gary Lawler
The Very Rev'd Joy Rogers
The Rev'd Thomas C.H. Scott
The Rev'd Norma Sutton
The Rev'd Harry Tingley
The Rev'd Anne Wrider
Clergy in Residence
The Rt Rev'd James W. Montgomery
The Rev'd Michael Bice
The Rev'd Sterling Minturn