The Rev. Canon Shay Craig


The Rev. Shay Craig was ordained to the priesthood on June 16, 2018 in the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago.  Before joining the staff at Christ Cathedral, she served  on the bishop’s staff in the Diocese of Chicago as the associate for resource development where she served as a consultant to churches of the diocese and as a fundraiser for the bishop. Shay earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Illinois at Urbana and attended Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, IL.  Shay has deep roots in western Kansas where her family has owned a ranch in Clark County since 1901. She has four children: a son, Sam, and a daughter, Caden, who live in Chicago; a daughter, Emma, who lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota; and a daughter, Jamie, who lives in Salina and attends Central High School.