Welcome to Brent House, the Episcopal Campus Ministry at the University of Chicago. We affirm our Episcopal identity, and welcome anyone who wants to join us.

We hope you will join us in person for one of our events, learn more about us, and meet the people of the Brent House community. In the meantime, here on the website you can have your questions answered, make a donation, or join our mailing list.


A message from the Rev. Stacy Alan, Chaplain at Brent House:

Brent House is in the beginning phase of a capital campaign. We are still in the early phase—discernment—of the process, which involves lots of listening to our stakeholders (i.e. you), as we look at some major capital projects (a new roof, for one) and strengthening our infrastructure so that we can better respond to the needs of our community on campus and beyond. We plan to host community meetings outside of Chicago in the new year, so watch for more information.

A key element of this listening process is our campaign website: www.theCampaignforBrentHouse.com. There you will find a video that tells part of the story of Brent House’s community, another video (click “The Need” at the top of the page) about our capital needs, and, most importantly, the Feedback page (top right), where you can share your own experiences of our ministry and help us dream what comes next.

I am so excited about the stories I have already heard about our global community of friends of Brent House, about connecting with folks I haven’t met, and re-connecting with those I’ve had the honor of meeting and working with. I can’t wait to see where God is calling us next!

If you’ve not been in touch with us lately, we’d love to get an update. Brent House has been an important ministry for 90 years: tell us how it shaped you.



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We are excited to share this year’s State of the Chaplaincy, which includes an essay from the chair of our board, Mary Hope Griffin and news from this past year: State of the Chaplaincy 2019.

In other news, one of our undergrads, Ian Grant-Funck, who was raised at St. Mark’s, Glen Ellyn, wrote a response to Ray Suarez’s thought-provoking keynote address at Diocesan Convention. It was included in the spring 2019 issue of the Diocesan magazine, Thrive. Click to read—it’s on the last page.


And the usual reminder: Brent House depends on the generosity of its students, alumni/ae, and friends. You can easily support us by setting up a monthly donation. Please consider setting up or increasing a weekly, monthly, or one-time gift. It’s easy: click here or on the Donate button. If you have already set up a log-in, you’ll get an opportunity to log-in to make or increase your donation. (This helps avoid duplicates.) If it’s your first time, you can set up a log-in or close that box and make your donation. Thank you!

John makes a point.

John Poole (our chaplain’s talented husband) makes a dramatic point with recent alums Cori Tingstad and their wife, Dido.


Our first Sunday evening service of the 2019-20 academic year is on Sunday, September 22, at 5:30 pm. Our first Afternoon Tea is Wednesday, September 25th, from 1:00-4:30 pm. Our first Brentsday is Wednesday, October 2 at 6 pm and our kickoff service will be the Sunday before 1st Week, September 29, the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels at 5:30 pm. Please see the calendar for a full schedule.

If you would like to set up a login in our alumni and friends database so that you can update your information, sign up for our email and print communications, and make donations, please feel free to register here. If you already have an account, please login here.

An archive of our weekly emails can be found here.