The Rev. Matthew Hoxsie Mead
The Reverend Matthew Hoxsie Mead was called as the 15th Rector of the Parish of Christ the Redeemer in 2015. Father Matt is married to Nicole DeCoursy Mead, and they have two school age children, Liam and Nicholas. Father Matt 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 Matt takes an active role in the larger church. He is one of the Clergy Deputies to General Convention from the Diocese of New York. He is the Chair of the 2021 (2022) General Convention Legislative Committee for Stewardship & Socially Responsible Investing. He is a member of and serves as Secretary of the Task Force for Liturgical and Prayer Book Revision of the Episcopal Church, and he serves as the Convener/Chair of that Task Force’s Communications Subcommittee. He is Chair of the Budget Committee of the Diocese of New York and serves as an ex officio member of both the Finance Committee of the diocese and the Council of the diocese. He also serves as a member of the Commission on Ministry of the Diocese of New York. He chaired the Task Force on Financial Matters for the 2015-2016 Strategic Plan of the Diocese of New York. He has also served as a member of the Committee to Elect a Bishop, member of the diocesan Ecumenical & Interfaith Commission, member of the Congregational Support Plan Commission, and member of the Hispanic Grants Committee.
Before coming to Christ Church Father Matt 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. He was ordained in 2004 by the Right Rev. Mark Sisk, XV Bishop of New York.
Father Matt enjoys good food, good music, model trains, and golfing (poorly). He owns a jukebox (45 r.p.m.) which he curates, he assists as an archivist for the Black Crowes at Crowesbase, and he plays acoustic and electric guitar. The rectory basement features an extensive Lionel (O-Gauge) train layout, built by Father Matt – see his Christmas Train Video here.
Office: 914-738-5515 extension 101
Christ Church, Pelham
1415 Pelhamdale Avenue
Pelham, New York 10803