Meet Our Leaders

The Rev. Andrea Billhardt

Deacon Andrea found her way to Grace Church more than 10 years ago in need of community and a spiritual tune-up. She rediscovered the strong faith she had as a young child and decided to give seminary a try. She graduated from Chicago Theological Seminary in 2013 and was ordained a deacon in December 2021. The Episcopal Church has challenged and strengthened her and reaffirmed her commitment to issues of social justice and radical hospitality for all God’s people. She is the mother of 3 and has one grandchild.



The Rev. Amity Carrubba

The Rev. Amity is a true citizen of the world, a military kid who grew up in two countries (the United States and Germany) and several communities across the country. Trained as a scientist, she worked in pharmaceutical research before taking a leap of faith to take part in a young adult service program. This life-changing experience eventually led to studying theology at Episcopal Divinity School, mission work in Kenya and diverse American communities, and ordained ministry. Before being called to Grace, she served in three other Chicago-area churches and directed the Episcopal Service Corps, a network of year-long young adult service programs. Passionate about social justice and community engagement, the Rev. Amity is making her presence felt in Printers Row and the South Loop since starting at Grace in August 2016.