Christopher shares the pastoral and liturgical responsibilities of our church with the Very Rev. Ron Pogue, our interim rector, and the Rev. Ayo Omoniyi, our deacon. He works for our church part time and part time for St. Elisabeth and Christ the King Episcopal Church in Fort Worth.
Christopher serves in our worship as a celebrant and preacher and will attend the Wednesday morning book study and Wednesday noon Eucharist, both twice a month, when they resume in September. He will help meet the pastoral needs of our people, and also help with stewardship, evangelism, outreach, and other ministries. He comes to us with a wealth of experience, and having a curate offers new opportunities to and responsibilities for St. Martin-in-the-Fields.
Christopher joined the staff of St. Elisabeth’s and Christ the King Episcopal Church as Curate on December 1, 2017. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 17, 2018.
Christopher was born and spent his early years in Morgan City, Louisiana, but considers Houston home. He secured undergraduate (BBA, 1988) and graduate (MBA, 2004) degrees in business administration from the University of Houston. Christopher’s career has been spent in the service of the church, as a church business administrator. He holds the designation Certified Church Administrator through his professional organization, the National Association of Church Business Administration. Christopher has served Episcopal, Presbyterian, & UCC resource-sized congregations in Houston, New York City, Dallas, and Fort Worth, most recently at the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, Dallas.
Christopher is a cradle Episcopalian, having been raised at Trinity Episcopal Church in Morgan City, Louisiana. He spent many years on the staff and as a member of Christ Church Cathedral, Houston. He moved to North Texas in 2009, and completed and received the Master of Divinity from Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University in 2011.
In 2011, Christopher joined St. Luke’s in the Meadow Episcopal Church, and began the discernment process toward ordination within the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth. He is passionate about ministry in areas of urban development and social justice.
Christopher has served the church in a variety of leadership positions:
- Diocesan Property/Casualty Insurance Committee, Diocese of Dallas
- Constitution & Canons Committee, Diocese of Fort Worth
- Chair, Credentials Committee, Diocese of Fort Worth
- President, National Association of Episcopal Church Business Administration
- President, Houston Chapter, National Association of Church Business Administration
Christopher offers us so much as he comes as a curate to serve and to learn in our community!