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The Diocese of the Midwest is administered from the Diocesan Center located in Chicago, Illinois.  The Diocesan Center houses the Bishop’s residence, the Chancery offices, meeting space for Diocesan events, the Bishop’s chapel (Christ the Savior Church), and an apartment for the parish rector, who also serves as property manager.

The chancery is staffed Monday through Thursday, 10am - 4pm Central Time (11am - 5pm Eastern Time).  The chancery is closed on:

  • Circumcision (January 1)
  • Theophany (January 6)
  • Pascha (April 9-14)
  • Memorial Day (May 25)
  • Independence Day (July 3)
  • Labor Day (September 7)
  • Thanksgiving (November 26-27)
  • Nativity (December 24-27)

The Diocesan Center is located at:

927 N LaSalle Blvd
Chicago, IL 60610


His Grace, the Right Reverend

Bishop of Chicago
the Midwest

Contact Information:

His Grace, Bishop Paul
933 N LaSalle Blvd
Chicago, IL 60610

Office: (312) 202-0420
Fax: (312) 202-0427

Consecration Date: December 27, 2014
Nameday: November 6


The Very Reverend John Zdinak, Dean of St. Theodosius Cathedral in Cleveland, Ohio, serves as Diocesan Chancellor.  Any and all correspondence to the Bishop, save confidential matters, should be copied to the Chancellor.

Contact Information:

Archpriest John Zdinak
733 Starkweather Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113

Phone: (216) 554-7282

Bishop’s Secretary

The Diocese of the Midwest chancery offices are staffed by Philip Sokolov, Secretary to Bishop Paul.  The secretary is responsible for all administrative concerns and also handles bookkeeping for the Diocese.

Contact Information - All Correspondence to the Diocese and the Bishop should be sent to:

Diocese of the Midwest
927 N LaSalle Blvd
Chicago, IL 60610

Phone: (312) 202-0420
Fax: (312) 202-0427

Communications Director

In addition to serving as Secretary of the Diocese and Rector of St. Joseph Church in Wheaton, Illinois, the Very Reverend John Matusiak prepares all official news releases that appear on the Diocesan website.

Contact information:

Archpriest John Matusiak
570 Crescent Blvd Unit 506
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Phone: (630) 790-1195


Mr. Robert Koncel has served for many years as Treasurer of the Diocese of the Midwest. He is a long-time member of St. Joseph Church in Wheaton, Illinois.

Contact information:

Mr. Robert Koncel
713 Beach Avenue
LaGrange Park, IL 60525

Phone: (708) 354-6580


The parishes of the Diocese of the Midwest are organized into administrative deaneries based on geographic location. The Diocese has six deaneries. Each deanery has a Dean elected by the assigned priests of the deanery and confirmed by the Bishop. The work of the deanery is overseen and guided by the Dean who is a Rector from within the respective deanery. He coordinates and directs activities of the parishes and priests within the deanery, guiding the establishment of missions, and serving as the first appeal if or when disputes arise within the deanery. In all things, the Deans report directly to the Bishop, from whom they receive advice, instruction, and counsel, and for whom they act as an administrative liaisons to their own deanery communities.

Chicago Deanery

Chicago Dean:

V. Rev. Thomas Mueller

SS. Cyril and Methodius Church
2505 S 30th St
Milwaukee, WI 53215
(414) 671-5819

View parishes of the Chicago deanery

Cleveland Deanery

Cleveland Dean:

V. Rev. Andrew Clements

St. Nicholas Church
9650 Johnnycake Ridge Rd
Mentor, OH 44060
(440) 946-9571

View parishes of the Cleveland deanery

Indianapolis Deanery

Indianapolis Dean:

V. Rev. Theodore Bobosh

St. Paul the Apostle Church
4451 Wagner Rd
Dayton, OH 45440
(937) 320-9977

View parishes of the Indianapolis deanery

Kansas City Deanery

Kansas City Dean:

V. Rev. Timothy Sawchak

Holy Trinity Church
11901 Pflumm Rd
Overland Park, KS 66213
(913) 681-6948

View parishes of the Kansas City deanery

Michigan Deanery

Michigan Dean:

V. Rev. Andrew Yavornitzky

St. Mark Church
400 W Hamlin Rd
Rochester Hills, MI 48307
(248) 656-1630

View parishes of the Michigan deanery

Minneapolis Deanery

Minneapolis Dean:

V. Rev. Paul Wesche

St. Herman Church
5355 38th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55417
(612) 928-0164

View parishes of the Minneapolis deanery

Diocesan Council Page

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