With an eye toward the future, and embracing the longstanding tradition of the Church being in service to the people of God, we are proud to introduce the Old St. Patʹs Board of Advisors. This Board has been formed by a group of Old St. Patʹs members coming forward to serve. As the Board and committees of the Board continues to grow, Old St. Patʹs members will be invited to serve.
A member of Old St. Patrickʹs staff for the last seven years, Keara is the Director of Faith Formation. She is inspired by the environment of empowerment at Old St. Patʹs — a place she calls her second home. ʺThe sense that the ‘work’ of church belongs to all of us, as we the baptized are given the responsibility and the honor of working to bring about the kingdom of God — right here and right now.ʺ In the beginning, Keara’s ministry was focused on young adults and adult sacramental formation, but more recently, Keara has enjoyed the opportunity to connect with our spiritual and mission outreach; kinship; marriage, and liturgical ministries. Originally from the South Side of Chicago, Keara, her husband, Michael, and their son, Daniel, recently moved back to the neighborhood.
An active participant in the Old St. Patrick’s community for 10 years, Kevin, his wife, Molly, and their five children live in River Forest. In addition to being a member of the Board, Kevin also serves as the Chair of the Finance committee. Kevin feels that Old St. Pat’s is a welcoming community and place to celebrate and share his faith. He believes his participation with the Board of Advisors will help spread the Old St. Patʹs mission within our community, as well as outside of the community through our many programs at the Crossroad Center. Kevin is First Vice President and Wealth Management Advisor with Merrill Lynch, the Sullivan Hanley Group in Oak Brook, Illinois.
Colleen looks forward to attending Mass every week – and loves how Old St. Patrick’s brings the Word to life in both liturgy and the larger community.She has described Old St. Patrick’s as a “thinking person’s” parish – where the soul, the heart and the brain are welcomed into the faith journey. After living in Seattle and San Francisco, she returned to the Midwest a decade ago, when she became a member of Old St. Pat’s. She is thrilled to reside in the city where her Grandparents grew up – and where she has many cousins. She is a proud aunt to her young nieces and nephew, who have recently taught her how to hula hoop and swing from monkey bars with at least limited proficiency. Colleen lives in Old Town and runs along the lakefront year-round. She also serves as a Board Director for the YWCA of Chicago Metropolitan, an organization committed to fighting racism and empowering women. Colleen is a Vice President and Divisional Chief Financial Officer at Hill-Rom, a global medical technology company headquartered in the Loop.
Originally from Los Angeles, CA, A. Gregory Hunt and his family — including his wife, Cindy, his daughter Kenzie, and his brother‐in‐law, Walter — have been members of Old St. Pat’s since 2007. He finds inspiration in the liturgy, particularly the presiders and music ministry. Greg participates in many of the Old St. Patʹs ministries and events, including: Foundations, Hospitality Ministry; Volunteer Fair; Giving Tree; and World’s Largest Block Party. He is founder and CEO of Hunt & Associates, LLC, a boutique executive recruiting firm that specializes in conducting retained and contingency searches for experienced sales and management professionals in the financial services industry. In his spare time, he enjoys golf and music, as well as serving on Boards for Trinity Volunteer Corps and Trinity High School.
Originally from Long Island, New York, Tim and his wife, Mary Ann, are the proud parents of five children and ten grandchildren. A member of Old St. Patʹs since 2010, Tim and his family have been active in many Old St. Patʹs initiatives, including Deck the Hall; Emerald Ball; Celtic Celebration, The Journey Forward Capital Campaign; and the Board. Inspired by Old St. Patʹs spiritual and community involvement, Tim accepted the opportunity to serve, support and foster our Christian outreach activities in an effort to help make a difference in others lives — both spiritually and personally. Tim currently serves as the President of KapStoneContainer Corporation, headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois.
For the last 12 years, Rose Loftus has found the Old St. Patrick’s community to be the creative stimulus to challenge and engage her spirituality. Rose accepted the invitation to join the Board as she believes the Board first and foremost must be passionately engaged and connected to the community. Rose, and her husband Liam Healy, are committed to advancing the mission of Old St. Patrick’s and support many of our initiatives including the Family Advisory Board; LIFT; the Beloved Community; The Frances Xavier Warde School (FXW); Emerald Ball; and Siamsa na nGael; and the Journey Forward Capital Campaign. Rose and Liam have five children and four are currently attending FXW. In her spare time, Rose practices law with her sister at Loftus & Loftus, Ltd.
An Old St. Patʹs member since 2003, Jill has served a variety of Old St. Patʹs ministries including Partners; Foundations; Hospitality, and Wedding Volunteering. Jill lives in Elmhurst, Illinois and is married with two sons. Jill enjoys traveling, hot yoga, reading non‐fiction, cooking, and amateur photography. Old St. Patʹs is an important and influential part of Jillʹs life, consistently meeting her where she is in her faith life and encouraging her to go deeper in her experience with God. She is both humbled and excited to serve this community as part of the Board of Advisors. Jill is a Vice President at Walgreens, responsible for human resources merger and acquisition activities.
Fr. Hurley was ordained at St. Mary of the Lake Seminary on May 22, 1993. His first assignment was at Most Holy Redeemer in Evergreen Park. He later served as associate pastor of St. Cajetan until 1997. For over six years, he was the director of vocations and dean of admissions for St. Joseph College Seminary at Loyola University. While working at Loyola, he was a weekend presider at Old St. Patrick’s Church. He became an associate pastor for Old St. Patrick’s Church in May 2003, and he officially became the pastor of Old St. Patrick’s Church on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2007.
Mike has been an active member of Old St Pat’s for years and is deeply committed to the Beloved community. “I am extremely grateful for the Beloved community and the privilege to facilitate this retreat that has been an incredible gift to me and so many others.” After 40 years in structured finance and equipment leasing, Mike joined the staff late in 2017 as Managing Director with a wide range of functional responsibilities, including Finance and Operations. The chance to bring experience and energy in support of the mission of Old St Pat’s provides spiritual rewards and a wholehearted gratitude. Mike resides in Chicago, and has three grown children who have blessed him with four grandchildren.