Ministry specializing in pastoral care
Faith and fellowship provide hope and strength during every life stage. The Church Home ministry offers spiritual support and care for all residents of all faith traditions and beliefs.
The Church Home chaplains nurture relationships with Montgomery Place residents by participating in activities and maintaining a reassuring presence. They build rapport infused with goodwill and humor.
Following its Episcopal heritage, the Church Home celebrates traditions of all faiths through worship in the Chapel. It serves as a haven for meditation, devotion, and conversation.
Everyone faces life challenges. Those later in life often prove the most difficult because they feel so inevitable—loss of family and friends, illness, declining abilities, and finally one’s own death.
The Church Home Board of Directors
The Church Home Board continues the work started in 1888 by its founder Rev. Walter Delafield, director of an Episcopalian parish in Hyde Park, to provide housing and pastoral care for older adults.
Ms. Suzanne Dutcher
Mr. Scott R. Williamson
About our director
Rev. Laura Gottardi-Littell, chaplain and director of pastoral care of the Church Home, thrives on helping people of all ages enhance their emotional and spiritual well-being.
Active in ministry for 25 years and an ordained Episcopal priest for 11 years, Rev. Laura earned distinguished recognition for her work as a chaplain in hospital, hospice and life plan community settings.
With ministers trained to serve people of all faith traditions and those who claim none, the Church Home is an agency affiliated with the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago.
For Montgomery Place, the Church Home:
- Provides grief counseling for residents and their families
- Visits residents in their apartments and when they are hospitalized
- Assists with crisis intervention
- Conducts bereavement and aging support groups
- Supports staff members in their role as caregivers