Dcn. Jason Elliot
The Rev’d Deacon Jason Elliott joined the community at the Church of the Atonement in 2017. Before moving to Chicago, Jason served as Canon Precentor at St Paul’s Cathedral and St Andrew’s, both in Buffalo, NY.
At St Paul’s Jason led the 20s30s ministry, supported adult faith formation and spiritual development, and worked in feeding programs for the downtown homeless community. Jason was assigned to St Andrew’s by the Bishop of Western NY to help rebuild
an historic Anglo Catholic community at that parish; St Andrew’s was the first parish of Charles Henry Brent, an Anglo Catholic and ecumenical leader in the early 19th century, and commemorated on March 27 in the Episcopal calendar. Jason worked in an anti violence project supporting transgender, gay, and lesbian survivors of intimate partner violence at St Andrew’s.
Along with the work in liturgy and service at Atonement and with the people of Atonement in our community, Jason is an Ignatian spiritual director, trained at the St Joseph Center in Buffalo. He also serves on the Deacon Formation Leadership team, educating, mentoring, and forming the deacon postulants and candidates for the Diocese of Chicago.
In his secular career, Jason is an epidemiologist and world in health data analytics and consulting. He is a graduate of the University at Buffalo and the University of Massachusetts, and holds degrees in Philosophy and in Public Health.
Along with a passion for the outdoors and for nature, Jason’s great loves include baseball, reading, and is interested in the intersection of neurology and meditation practices.