Father Christopher Gustafson (Archdiocese of Chicago '95), Catholic Community of Northbrook (St. Norbert and Our Lady of the Brook Parish), Northbrook, IL
Submitted by: Marilyn Kirschten
Father Chris made an effort to stay connected with his community and others beyond his current community through his offering of daily livestream Masses and his continuation of an online bulletin.
Father Chris has impacted my faith life over the last 13 years primarily by being a man who lives a life of loving God and others. He is what everyone would hope for a priest to be. He is at all times appropriate, caring, dedicated, faith-filled, generous, gifted, happy, holy, honorable, humble, patient, transparent and understanding. He preaches and teaches with a pure heart. He is truly a joy-filled shepherd!
Each day of Father Chris’ life is an example of single-minded service to his flock. I wish everyone could be blessed with the gift of having the experience of Father Chris.