Meet Laurel O'Donnell

Our New Parish Secretary 

We are delighted to welcome Laurel O'Donnell to the parish ministry team! Laurel, whom many people met when she substituted in the front office earlier this spring and summer as Mary Jeffers was recovering from her stroke, is a resident of Sauganash, and an active member of Queen of All Saints Basilica in Chicago. Laurel-whose name is pronounced with an accent on the second syllable (Lau-REL)-is a graduate of Hope College in Michigan, with additional course work in International Economics at Meiji-Gakuin University in Tokyo. She worked for many years in marketing, eventually becoming the Director of Marketing for the American Dental Association, where she oversaw a tremendous increase in sales and won awards from the Direct Marketing Association of America; and she has extensive volunteer experience at All Saints and at Loyola Academy, focusing, in the latter, on the Loyola Ramble and the Lacrosse Board. Laurel and her husband of 25 years, Jack, have four children ranging in age from 14 to 23.

Please take a moment to stop by and say hello to Laurel in the coming weeks. She is joining the staff officially on September 3, just in time for the kick-off of All Things Bright and Beautiful and the full programmatic and liturgical year, and we can't wait for her to start. Welcome, Laurel!