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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:

  • St. Basil’s Day (January 1)
  • Theophany (January 6)
  • Pascha (April 5-10)
  • Memorial Day (May 28)
  • Independence Day (July 4)
  • Labor Day (September 3)
  • Thanksgiving (November 22-23)
  • 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

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

In addition to serving as Secretary of the Diocese, 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 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 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 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 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 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 Dean:

V. Rev. Paul Wesche

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

View parishes of the Minneapolis deanery


This Week in the Life of your Bishop

Diocesan Assembly: October 8-10, Lansing, IL

Upcoming Feasts of the Church

Polyeleos-rank Jun 19 - The Holy Apostle Jude the Brother of the Lord
Polyeleos-rank Jun 23 - Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God
Great Feast Jun 24 - Nativity of the Holy Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist, John
Polyeleos-rank Jun 26 - Tikhvin Icon of the Mother of God
Polyeleos-rank Jun 28 - Icon of the Mother of God, called The Three Hands; Polyeleos-rank Our Venerable Fathers Sergius and Herman, Wonder-workers of Valaam
Great Feast Jun 29 - The Holy Glorious and All-Praised Leaders of the Apostles, Peter and Paul
Polyeleos-rank Jul 2 - The Holy Hierarch John Maximovich, Archbishop of Shanghai and San Francisco;
Polyeleos-rank Jul 3 - The Holy Hieromartyr Philip, Metropolitan of Moscow
Polyeleos-rank Jul 5 - Our Venerable Father Sergius, Abbot and Wonderworker of Radonezh
Polyeleos-rank Jul 6 - Our Venerable Father Athanasius of Mount Athos
Vigil-rank Jul 8 - The Sitka (Kazan) Icon of the Mother of God
Polyeleos-rank Jul 10 - The Deposition of the Robe of our Savior; Polyeleos-rank Our Venerable Father Anthony of the Kiev Caves
Polyeleos-rank Jul 11 - The Holy Equal of the Apostles Blessed Princess Olga
Polyeleos-rank Jul 12 - Icon of the Mother of God, called The Three Hands
Polyeleos-rank Jul 14 - Our Venerable Father Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain
Vigil-rank Jul 15 - The Holy Equal of the Apostles Great Prince Vladimir
Polyeleos-rank Jul 17 - New Royal Passion-bearers Tsar Nicholas and his family
Vigil-rank Jul 19 - Our Venerable Father Seraphim, Wonder-worker of Sarov
Vigil-rank Jul 20 - Holy and Glorious Prophet Elijah
Polyeleos-rank Jul 23 - Pochaev Icon of the Mother of God
Polyeleos-rank Jul 24 - Right-believing Russian Princes Boris and Gleb
Polyeleos-rank Jul 26 - The Righteous Priest Jacob Netsvetov, Enlightener of the Native Peoples of Alaska
Polyeleos-rank Jul 28 - Smolensk Icon of the Mother of God
Polyeleos-rank Jul 30 - The Holy Martyr John the Warrior


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