St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church is led by the Reverend Doctor Mary Ann Brown Mertz, Rector.
“I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love towards all the saints, and for this reason I do not cease to give thanks for you as I remember you in my prayers.” Ephesians 1: 15-16
Rev. Dr. Mary Ann Mertz, (adults usually call her Mary Ann and children call her Pastor Mary Ann) with her husband Ken, joined us in November 2011. We have been overjoyed and grateful for her ministry to this parish. As one member regularly says, “With Mary Ann and Ken, we got a package deal!”
If you have any questions, concerns, comments, etc. about the parish, the church, or other needs, that you want to discuss with someone, please contact us. As Mary Ann+ says, “I know from experience that when people speak the truth in safety to one another, health and growth, both individually and as a community, is most often the result. My door is open and I will always listen.
I believe that what God has in store for us we cannot even ask or imagine. I believe that first we must keep our focus on God and the worship of God and from that all of the other things that we are and do as church will flow. We have to keep the children and youth in this parish in the forefront of our thinking and discussion will need to take place about how to continue to best minister among them and allow them to minister to us and to the world as well. We are a Christian community whose mission is to spread the Gospel and we believe that this can best be accomplished through the example of our lives lived in loving relationship with God and with one another. ‘The Episcopal Church Welcomes You’ is not just a sign to advertise where our church is located. Rather, it is real and the way that we at St. Christopher’s live our lives as Christians. All are welcome and when you come through our doors we will welcome you as Christ. Please accept this invitation and come join us soon for worship.”