Our newPhilip Ryan and Familyly hired Assistant to the Rector, Philip Ryan, along with his wife Amanda and their daughter Greta, will be moving into Louttit Hall on August 26.  He will officially begin on September 1, and that evening we’ll have an Open House at the rectory in their honor.

Philip has extensive ministry experience and is a gifted preacher and teacher.  He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies and Languages at Evangel University, his Master of Arts degree in Exegetical Theology at Covenant Theological Seminary, and his Master of Theology degree at Candler School of Theology, Emory University.

Christ Church has a rich tradition of raising up ordained clergy, and along these lines Philip will be entering the ordination process in The Episcopal Church.  In the meantime he will be licensed by Bishop Benhase as a Licensed Lay Preacher and a Licensed Lay Eucharistic Minister.

Here at Christ Church he will be working on developing our college and youth ministries, further developing our local outreach efforts, and doing some preaching and teaching as well.  I ask you to join us in warmly welcoming Philip, Amanda, and Greta into our Christ Church family!