Christopher DeClerk

Vestry (2021), Children's Education Liaison


Christopher and his family joined St. Martin’s in 2015, after moving back to the DFW area from Hanover, NH, where Christopher was a Vestry member at St. Thomas Episcopal Church. Raised in a very Catholic household and community, he was drawn to the Episcopal Church for the liturgical familiarity and the welcoming congregations. Christopher and his husband Aaron were married in 2010 and have been together 15 years. They adopted their sons, Jordan and Logan in 2013. Christopher was received, Aaron was confirmed, and Jordan and Logan were baptized on Palm Sunday 2014. Christopher served St. Martin’s as a delegate to the 2017 diocesan Convention.

Christopher works for the University of North Texas System as the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Total Rewards, where he leads the Compensation, Benefits, and HR Information Systems functions. He also teaches for UNT Dallas, University of Phoenix, and American Public University. He brings more than 20 years of Human Resources and operations experience working with diverse teams and bringing people together. In addition to prior vestry experience, he has been a board member for The United Way Working Bridges Program in Lebanon, NH, The Visiting Nurse and Hospice of Vermont and New Hampshire in White River Junction Vermont, and the Wind’s House in Oklahoma City. He is currently serving as the Charter Organization Representative for St. Martin’s with Boy Scout Troop 937 and is active with his younger son’s Cub Scout pack as well. He has a passion for helping others, especially the most vulnerable.