The Rev. Sam A. Portaro retired in December 2004 after 22 years of service as Episcopal Chaplain at the University of Chicago. Portaro is now a full-time consultant, speaker, and mentor for others working with vocation. His published work reflects his own vocational journey: "Inquiring & Discerning Hearts: Vocation & Ministry with Young Adults on Campus," "Crossing the Jordan: Meditations on Vocation," "Conflict and A Christian Life," "Sheer Christianity: Conjectures on a Catechism," and "Transforming Vocation." The Rev. Portaro was the speaker for the Feb. 23, 2014 Rector's Forum.