About the Center

The Nicholas Center is a place full of programs about leading well. By strengthening clergy and lay leaders for service in the church and the world, we aim to be a place of transformation for the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago and the wider Episcopal Church. Learn more.


August 15-17| Religion Communicators Council

August 19-20| Vestry Retreat

August 24-27| Episcopal Recovery Ministries

September 6-8| Episcopal Presbyterian Dialogue

September 13-14| Diocese of Chicago Ministries Team

September 16-17| Latino/Hispanic Leaders in the Diocese of Chicago

September 18-21| Leading in a Dynamic Environment: A Kayaking Adventure

September 30-October 1| Commission on Ministry

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Each of us has been made holy by God. To live fully into our holiness, we need to experience ourselves as whole and I believe that Congregational Wellness Advocate training at the Nicholas Center will equip lay leaders in our community to facilitate that journey from holiness to wholeness and back again.

The Rev. Debra K. Bullock, rector, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Evanston, Illinois

As much as we would like to think that healing comes in an instantaneous way, it comes over time. Wellness is not something we create. It is a gift from God. Living Compass is a process that fosters God's wellness, and people can enter into it easily.

The Rev. Gary Manning, rector, Trinity Episcopal Church, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin