The Rev. Dr. Robert O. Wyatt

Priest Associate

The Rev. Dr. Bob Wyatt is a retired priest who enjoys serving at St. Mark’s Glen Ellyn and other parishes as needed. I love preaching and presiding, and I’m a nonprofit board addict. Currently, I’m on the board of Cicero Family Service, which provides free therapy for those without means, and CREO DuPage, a pre-college enrichment program for Latinx students formed at St. Mark’s. Previously, I’ve been on staff at Transfiguration Palos Park, Grace Hinsdale, and St. Christopher’s Oak Park, and rector of St. Helena’s Burr Ridge.I kept going to school as long as someone else was paying. So, I have a bachelor’s in English from Sewanee: The University of the South, master’s degrees from Northwestern University (English), the University of Tennessee (Communication), Vanderbilt Divinity School (pastoral studies), and a Ph.D. from Northwestern  (Renaissance literature). I was “encouraged” to leave seminary in 1969 by the Dean at Seabury-Western in Evanston. But I persisted, and after a wonderful newspaper and academic career, I was ordained in 2004. Prior to ordination, I was director of communication research and professor at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro. I was also survey research adviser to the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt for five years and book review editor for the Nashville Tennessean for 15 years.Besides serving on boards (Bishop and Trustees; Episcopal Charities; St. Augustine College; Seabury-Western), I enjoy fiddling with computers, photography, and travel with my sardonic wife, Terri Lackey. She’s retired director of communication for the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.