St. Philip's is currently in search of a new Rector.
- The Reverend Dan HughesDeacon
Dan was ordained to the diaconate on February 7, 2007. After ten years of service, he was encouraged to take a sabbatical due to several life events. After a period of discernment, he agreed to a one-year sabbatical from active ministry. It was halfway through his sabbatical he was asked to just “check out” an Episcopal parish in Palatine, and was asked if he could help serve at St. Philip’s for a time. Dan attended the church services for a couple of weeks, incognito, and was very moved by how friendly and inviting the people, and rector are at St. Philip's. Dan agreed to be assigned at St. Philip's, with Christmas Eve 2017 being his first service. It was soon after that he agreed to apply for a permanent assignment to St. Philip's. Dan is very pleased and filled with joy to be able to serve at St. Philip's now and long into the future.
- Marinelle GlickaufAdministrative Assistant
Previously, Marinelle has worked for mostly not-for-profit organizations. Her first passion is helping people, which started at the very early age of 16 when she began teaching swimming and doing lifeguarding at the YMCA. Even though she had other jobs, Marinelle worked at the “Y” until COVID started. She loves to swim and do any type of water sport except water polo, which she says, “Is too rough.”
Raised in Palatine from three years old, she graduated from Palatine High School and then graduated from Roosevelt University with a BS in Finance. Her education has been enhanced by taking extra courses in website design. While in high school, Marinelle was a soprano in the choir, and she also plays the violin. Her vibrant personality and love of God and others is expressed on a daily basis.
- David BolthouseDirector of Music
David received his bachelor’s in music in organ from Wheaton College and also took a number of computer science courses. He met his lovely wife, Colleen, a voice major while he was there.
After college, he worked for IBM in IT for 17 years. In 1996, while he was at IBM, he wrote and published a book on IBM’s client / server computing capabilities which sold nearly 10,000 copies. Fun fact: he was part of IBM’s IT team at the Winter Olympic Games in Nagano, Japan!
1988 to 2005, David was the Director of Music at St. Philip’s. In 2022, he was the interim Director of Music at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Glen Ellyn.
We are blessed to welcome him back to St. Philip’s on staff as our Director of Music!
- Linda SmithCatechesis Teacher
Linda grew up in Michigan City, Indiana. She attended both her father's Syrian Orthodox church and her mother's Episcopal church. She went to Ball State University in Muncie, IN, and taught high school in Michigan City for 2 years. The travel bug bit her, and she began as a flight attendant for Delta Airlines in 1970. She flew for 36 years and retired in 2006.
In 1979, Linda married Steve Smith. They were blessed with Lauren in 1982, and Matthew in 1984. Steve passed away in 2008. After retiring from Delta, she worked for School District 211 at Palatine High School until her retirement in December 2018. Linda keeps herself busy by subbing at Palatine High School. She feels she has joined her second family at St. Philip’s in 1982, and has been active on several committees, including teaching Sunday School for 27 years.