Skip Sikora passed away in January following a long battle with cancer.
He was a member of the Darlington ordination class of 1966. He served at St. Nicholas, Jersey City and was a chaplain at Stevens Tech.
After transitioning to a married priesthood he spent may years in the hospitality industry—moving around the country from the Virgins Islands to New York to Boston and then eventually to the San Francisco Bay Area. He served two terms as President of the Hotel Association and served on the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce.
In 1991, he was selected to serves as the National Coordinator of CORPUS. He wrote: When I read about the search for a National Coordinator in CORPUS REPORTS, I felt immediate need to throw my hat into the ring. It was almost as if everything I had done up to then was a preparation for this position.” He is largely credited with bringing the CORPUS message into the modern era. During his term, CORPUS REPORTS was revamped and expanded, we found ourselves on the internet; and he emphasized the role of women in the reform movement.
From 1992 to the present he continued his ministry with the Independent community known as the White Robed Monks of St. Benedict. It was an incredibly fruitful ministry and a blessing, for he was able to finally return to his vocational roots. May Light Eternal shine upon him.