John Hawkes
Sexton

John Hawkes joined Christ Church in October 2017 as Sexton.

John Breen
Groundskeeper

John Breen joined Christ Church in September 2017.

Mary Kerr
Search Committee,Altar Guild

I joined Christ Church in:
1992 as my parents where confirmed in the church that year and I supported their church.

I have held this position since:
September 2014.

What I would like to accomplish in my position:
To enhance the worship service.

Other positions I have held include:
worked with diaper depot, the ladies evening group, delegate to the diocesan convention and search committee.

A Fun Fact about me is:
I am an anthropologist with a technology addiction.

My favorite thing about CC is:
The diversity of our community.

Contact me about:
Almost anything.

Ramiro Najarro-Carpio
Search Committee

I joined Christ Church in:
I came for the first time on a visit in 2013 and started attending regularly in 2014.

I have held this position since:
2017

What I would like to accomplish in my position:
I would like to contribute and support hiring a new priest and hopefully get more involved in the Church.

Other positions I have held include:
This is my first position, other than volunteering for some church events.

A Fun Fact about me is:
I used to practice competitive bull riding.  Though this is a very dangerous sport, I also have a deep amount of love and respect for life.

Paul Mubiru
Vestry

I came to Christ Church in:
Joined Christ Church about 10 years ago.

I’ve held this position since:
Held position twice about 6 yrs ago and current Vestry member.

What I’d like to do in this position:
I would like to reach out to Waltham community to assist the elderly & disadvantaged groups eg minorities.

Fun fact about me:
I love sports, travel,  history and helping the needy. I don’t talk much but a good listener.

Please contact me about:
Volunteering at Christ Church community.

Maureen Fowler
Vestry, Search Committee

I came to Christ Church in:
1995

I have held this position since: 
January 2017

What I would like to accomplish in my position: 
Help manage the church

Other positions I have held include: 
I have helped at church events including dinners, yard sales, auctions. I have also volunteered at Diaper Depot.

A Fun Fact about me is: 
I bought a jet ski.

Contact me about:   
welcoming new people

Andrea Shirley
Grandma's Pantry,Search Committee

I joined Christ Church in: 
2008

I have held this position since:
summer 2017

What I would like to accomplish in my position: 
Continue Grandma’s Pantry as a Christ Church ministry to the seniors in Waltham supported by a roster of volunteers from the congregation

Other positions I have held include:
Christ Church Search Committee, Reader at the 8:30 service, volunteer at Grandma’s Pantry

A Fun Fact about me is: 
I was born in Maine

Contact me about:
Grandma’s Pantry – questions or offers to volunteer.  Questions about the Christ Church Search Committee process

Jackie Genereau
Coffee Hour

I joined Christ Church in:
November 2015

I have held this position since:
January 2017

What I would like to accomplish in my position:
I would like to explore and deepen the art of the coffee hour. What I mean by that is, I want to expand upon the possibilities that already exist within our coffee hour service; typically this is a time when the congregation is able to chat one on one, catch up, or meet for the very first time. We move from the formal practice of the liturgy to a more intimate space where we can create a deeper connection with one another. The space itself is already there, but I hope to learn of better ways to foster to the youth, to the adults, to the new and to the old members of Christ Church. I also want to see healthier options available at the snack table (and continue cognizance of anyone with dietary restrictions/allergies) and I want to figure out the best way of serving the coffee and treats (be more eco-friendly and conscious of the waste we produce).

Other positions I have held include:
Reader; organizer of the Fieldstone Fair Dinner (2016); co-organizer of the Summer BBQ 2016 for Christ Church and Chaplains on the Way; and Teacher’s Assistant for Sunday School, grades 4-5.

A Fun Fact about me is:
I am constantly pushing myself to participate in physically active challenges. I recently completed a Spartan Sprint, I’m scheduled to run a Half Marathon at Walt Disney World in January, I participated in the Tough Ruck earlier this spring, and I enjoy running 5ks (but let’s be honest, mostly for the t-shirts and medals).

Contact me about:
Coffee Hour!

Mike Hughes
Building Committee

I joined Christ Church in:
2012 (I think)

I have held this position since:
2017 Building Committee Co-Chair

What I would like to accomplish in my position:
Help establish an actionable plan to improve and maintain the church property.

Other positions I have held include:
Treasurer 2015, 2016

Contact me about:
Anything, but mostly things, as they relate to the structure or grounds) that you’d like to see improved around Christ Church

Michelle Aron
Vestry, Term 2019

I joined Christ Church in: 
2015

I have held this position since: 
January 2016 (I think)

A Fun Fact about me is: 
I’m a Star Wars fanatic, attending conventions, 24 hour movie marathons, and participating in basically anything where I can meet up with fellow Jedi.

Contact me about: 
Anything – I’ll try to help or connect you to someone who can.

Rector Search
Rector

 

Christ Church is in the Search process for a new Rector.

Process Stage: Gathering information for a Parish Profile

Watch here for information and links

 

Our Interim Priest is The Rev. Rebecca Black

interimccw@gmail.com

Sasha Killewald
Warden

I joined Christ Church in:
November 2010

I have held this position since:
January 2014

What I would like to accomplish in my position:
I’m passionate about policies and procedures and about financial management. I hope to continue contributing to improved record-keeping and strategic planning at Christ Church, including ensuring sustainable finances.

Other positions I have held include:
Vestry member, stewardship co-chair, acolyte/LEM coordinator

My favorite thing about CC is:
the way the liturgy, sermons, and education groups encourage me to stretch and deepen my faith.

A Fun Fact about me is:
I know an unusual amount about the Canadian Football League.

Contact me about:
Any questions or concerns you have about the church can be communicated to a warden. If we don’t know the answer, we’ll find the person who does. Please talk to me if you’re interesting in getting more involved in one of the ministries at Christ Church!

Doug Whittington
Treasurer

I joined Christ Church in:
2011

I have held this position since:
January 2017

What I would like to accomplish in my position:
maintain balanced budgets every year, pay every bill on time, and grow our revenue base.

My favorite thing about CC is:
the friendliness of the people in the congregation.

A Fun Fact about me is:
my first paid job was as a ride operator at an amusement park.

Contact me about:
Finances

treasurer@christchurchwaltham.org

Pam Hopkins
Clerk
Pam Hopkins

I joined Christ Church in:
2005

I have held this position since:
2017

What I would like to accomplish in my position:
Create a disaster plan for Christ Church.

Other positions I have held include:
Member of the Altar Guild, Coffee Hour, and Field Stone Fair committee.

My favorite thing about CC is:
Its people!

A Fun Fact about me is:
Medieval Welsh Arthurian poetry is my specialty.

Anna Jones
Vestry Member, Day Center Coordinator
Anna Jones

I joined Christ Church in:
2011

I have held this position since:
2015

What I would like to accomplish in my position:
I would like to have a more hands on role in Christ Church’s mission to spread love, generosity of spirit, compassion and understanding throughout the community (and the world).

Other positions I have held include:
Community Day Center monthly volunteer organizer

My favorite thing about Christ Church is:
The people. Hands down. Christ Churchers have the biggest hearts and hold nothing back when it comes to giving of their time and talents.

A Fun Fact about me is:
Every year I get a little closer to being Indiana Jones. I can drive a forklift, fly a plane, hogtie a calf, ballroom dance, shoot more accurately than a stormtrooper, I wrote two dissertations, and in some circles am considered an expert on the Knights Templar.

Contact me about:
About the daycenter.

daycenter@christchurchwaltham.org

Chris Leonardo
Warden
Chris Leonardo

I joined Christ Church in:
2009

I have held this position since:
2015

Other positions I hold include:
Godly Play Doorkeeper/Assistant

My favorite thing about CC is:
The Peace. I remember my first experience at Christ Church and the warmth and connection I felt as people left their seats and filled the aisles to exchange Peace.

A Fun Fact about me is:
In many aspects of my life people refer to me as Leo and months after meeting new people they are surprised to find out my real name is Chris.

Contact me about:
I am a Warden so feel free to ask about anything!

wardens@christchurchwaltham.org

Erin Jensen
Children's Ministries, Diaper Depot Coordinator, Vestry Member
Erin Jensen

I joined Christ Church in: 2008

I have held this position since: 2017

What I would like to accomplish in my position: Find new and interesting ways to see God

A Fun Fact about me is we had an Elvis impersonator at our wedding reception

Contact me about: anything!

Warren Barrett
Building Committee
Warren Barrett

I joined Christ Church in:
1966

I have held this position:
for about 20 years

What I would like to accomplish in my position:
keep the church and property up to date

Other positions I have held include:
Warden, Vestry

My favorite thing about CC is:
working with the people of the church

A Fun Fact about me is:
I’m like a church mouse, I am always here somewhere.

Kristin Perez
Parish Office Manager

I have held this position since
August 2017

What I would like to accomplish in my position:
Continue to support this vibrant Church community!

A fun fact about me is:
I love to travel, and do so often, even with 3 kids!

Contact me about:
Worship calendar, church directory, pledging… pretty much anything!

Daniel Jared Shapiro
Minister of Music

I started this position in:
July 2015

What I would like to accomplish in my position:
I hope to enrich the Word of God through music, as this has the wondrous power to revitalize and restore the soul.

Other positions I have held include:
Music Director at the North Branford Congregational Church (North Branford, CT) and Hawthorne Reformed Church (Hawthorne, NY)

My favorite thing about Christ Church is:
the warm and inviting atmosphere created by its dedicated members.

A Fun Fact about me is:
I lived in Heidelberg and Mannheim Germany for 3 years studying piano and musicology.

Contact me about:
Please feel free to contact me about anything music related, especially about matters concerning musical participation in the worship service.

music@christchurchwaltham.org