Christ Church Clergy, Staff & Vestry

Christ Church Wardens, Officers & Vestry

The Rev. Matthew Hoxsie Mead, Rector
Kari Black, Senior Warden (2012, 2014, 2016)
Carol Ispen, Junior Warden (2017)
Anne Calder Treasurer (2015, 2016, 2017)
Jackie Vigil, Clerk (2016, 2017)
Curtis Chase (2015)
Amy Heese (2015)
Marie Dumas (2013, 2015 *)
Jeff Bodenmann (2016)
Gavin Leckie (2016)
Angela Barone (2016 **)
Alice Dean (2014, 2017)
Jack Kaufmann (2014, 2017)
Colette Phipps (2014, 2017)

Each year denotes the beginning of a term.
* completing A. Jarka’s term that began in 2015
** completing M. Paladino’s/L. Toro term that began in 2016

The Rev. Matthew Hoxsie Mead

The Rev. Matthew Hoxsie Mead

Rector

About Father Matt

The Reverend Matthew Hoxsie Mead was called as the 15th Rector of the Parish of Christ the Redeemer in 2015. Matthew, has been married to Nicole DeCoursy Mead since 2004, and they have two children Liam, and Nicholas. Father Mead is a graduate of the University of Chicago, BA Philosophy, 1998, and Yale University, M. Div 2004, magna cum laude .

In addition to his work at Christ Church, Father Mead takes an active role in the larger church. He is Chair of the Budget & Finance Committee of the Diocese of New York, Chair of the 2016 Strategic Plan Task Force on Financial Matters, a member of the Commission on Ministry, and served as Alternate Deputy #2 to the 78th General Convention. Father Matt occasionally posted to a blog: http://fathermatt.com

Before coming to Christ Church Father Mead was Rector of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Granite Springs, New York, from 2009 until 2015, and Curate for Liturgy and Education at the Church of Saint Mary the Virgin in Times Square from 2004 until 2009.

Contact Father Matt

Office: 914-738-5515 extension 101
Fax:
914-712-0526
Cell:
914-471-0260

Email: matthew@christchurchpelham.org

Mailing Address:
Christ Church, Pelham
1415 Pelhamdale Avenue
Pelham, New York 10803

Katie Lawrence

Katie Lawrence

Deacon

About Deacon Katie

Deacon Katie has been with Christ Church since 2009.

The first year she was with the church was a field placement before her ordination in May 2010. She has remained with the church since her ordination.

Pastoral care, senior lunches, serving at the altar are just some of the services that Katie performs for Christ Church.

Katie’s ministry also includes serving as a table leader at Kairos Outside weekends, serving meals at noon in Port Chester, Meals on Wheels, visiting and conducting services for residents of the Osborn Home in Rye and involvement in fund raising for senior transportation in the Rye area.

Contact Deacon Katie

Email: ccamie8@aol.com

Mailing Address:
Christ Church, Pelham
1415 Pelhamdale Avenue
Pelham, New York 10803

Jeffrey Hoffman

Jeffrey Hoffman

Organist & Choirmaster

About Jeffrey

Jeffrey Hoffman has been organist & choirmaster of Christ Church since 2007.

An alumnus of Manhattan School of Music, where he studied classical composition and conducting as well as pursuing minor studies in organ performance, Hoffman served Episcopal, Presbyterian and Roman Catholic parishes in New York City and Westchester County before coming to Christ Church. At St. Alban’s Church on Staten Island, he founded the acclaimed Music at St. Alban’s concert series, which brought international performances to Staten Island’s South Shore.

As artistic director of Concerts at Christ Church, he has led concert performances of masses by Haydn, Mozart and Fauré, oratorios by Handel, Brahms, and Britten, and numerous instrumental concerti with Sinfonia Celestis, the chamber orchestra he founded in 2002.

He leads the parish choir weekly in “perfecting the praises offered by God’s people on earth,” and brings devotion to Jesus Christ, love for the Scriptures, and a passion for the pursuit of excellence in music making to the weekly liturgies of Christ Church.

Contact Jeffrey

Office: 914-738-5515 extension 102
Fax:
914-712-0526
Email: jeffrey@christchurchpelham.org

Mailing Address:
Christ Church, Pelham
1415 Pelhamdale Avenue
Pelham, New York 10803

Marie Main

Marie Main

Parish Administrator

About Marie

Marie Main has been Parish Administrator at Christ Church since 2011.

Prior to her tenure here, she worked at The Manor Club of Pelham, NY as an integral lead member of the Office Staff.

A seasoned administrator with extensive experience coordinating / planning events, managing systems, and organizing staff, Marie spent her earlier career working at corporate consulting firms based in New York City and London. Her past roles included Office/Human Resources Administrator at McKinsey & Company; Executive Assistant at MacLagan & Company; Office Administrator at Colony, Canon, Main & Purcell; and Office Administrator Management Practice, Inc.

Marie is happy to now call the Christ Church community her home, and views her work not solely as a job, but as her ministry.

Contact Marie

Office: 914-738-5515 extension 105
Fax:
914-712-0526
Email: marie@christchurchpelham.org

Mailing Address:
Christ Church, Pelham
1415 Pelhamdale Avenue
Pelham, New York 10803

Walter Roberts

Walter Roberts

Verger and Sexton

About Walter

Walter Roberts serves as Verger and Sexton at Christ Church.  He coordinates and oversees the ministry of acolytes, readers, and ushers.  He is the primary “Master of Ceremonies” for all worship services at Christ Church.

Contact Walter

Office: 914-738-5515
Fax:
914-712-0526
Email: waltroberts@yahoo.com

Mailing Address:
Christ Church, Pelham
1415 Pelhamdale Avenue
Pelham, New York 10803

Ed Blue

Ed Blue

Sexton

About Ed

Ed Blue serves as Sexton at Christ Church.  He maintains our beautiful facilities.

Contact Ed

Office: 914-738-5515
Fax:
914-712-0526

Mailing Address:
Christ Church, Pelham
1415 Pelhamdale Avenue
Pelham, New York 10803