Vestry and staff

The Vestry is the 12-member governing body of the parish.  Members are chosen during the parish’s Annual Meeting, and serve three-year terms.  They decide parish policy and all temporal matters, including the budget and other financial matters.  The Senior and Junior Wardens are elected from among the vestry to a one-year term.

Senior Warden
Jim Pappas, 2019

Junior Warden
Stephanie Lehane, 2019

Tina Schaeffer

Barbara Dolt, 2019

Other Vestry members
Phyllis Bruce, 2021
Dawn Ferguson, 2021
Rodney Griffith, 2021
David Lamotta, 2020
Mary Mason, 2021
Conni Miller, 2020
Sue Novellino, 2020
Mary Randall, 2020
Mignonne Rentz, 2019

Christ Church staff

Christ Church welcomes the Rev. Charles Sumner Weiss, "Father Chuck," and his wife Martha from St. Thomas' Episcopal Church in Canonsburg, Pa. His first Sunday was February 1, 2015.

The Rev. Charles Weiss

Father Chuck Weiss began his ministry with Christ Church in late January 2015. ...

Archdeacon Patricia Malcolm

Archdeacon of the Diocese of Delaware
Deacon Patricia Malcolm was ordained as a  Vocational Deacon in 2009. She was ...

Jon Rania

Lay Ministry Associate and Music Director
Jon Rania has been our Director of Music since September 2007 and full time ...
Our volunteer spirit

Vestry member Dr. Peter Schaeffer helps clean up the church yard for Holy Week.

Christ Church also has paid and trained caregivers in the nursery for both services.  And we have a part-time sexton who takes care of our facilities.  Otherwise, we rely on parish volunteers to maintain our historic churchyard, buildings and grounds.  For more on our extensive ministries, please see our Ministries section.