OUR STAFF

The Reverend Patricia M. Coller, Rector

Pat joined Christ Church as Rector in October of 2019.  Prior to her current position, she served congregations in Northampton, Massachusetts and Norwalk, Connecticut.  She was Canon to the Ordinary in the Diocese of Western Massachusetts from 1995 to 2000, and Executive VP and Chief Ecclesiastical Officer for the Church Pension Fund from 2000 to 2014.  Pat loves spending time with and helping care for her grandchildren, and their parents!  In addition, she enjoys singing, gardening, and trying out new recipes.  “It is a joy and privilege to serve God and God’s people with the congregation at Christ Church.”
 

The Reverend Laura V. Queen, Priest Associate

 The Rev. Laura V. Queen joined Christ Church staff team as Priest Associate in October 2019. She also serves as an officer for the Church Pension Group (CPG). Laura has served as a rector, associate rector, and as chaplain to an Episcopal retirement community. Prior to ordination, she was Missioner for Youth and Camping in both the Dioceses of Massachusetts and Los Angeles. Laura commutes from her home in Stratford, Connecticut to her office in New York City where she enjoys working with her CPG Education & Wellness team educating retired Episcopal clergy throughout the church. She has been married to Karen Clark for 25 years. They enjoy traveling and gardening together.

The Reverend James G. Wilson, Resident Priest

The Reverend James G. Wilson has served parishes in Long Island and Connecticut, retiring from full time ministry in 2003 as an executive on the national staff of The Episcopal Church. In that role he did much to facilitate the placement of ordained women in the Episcopal Church. Fr. Jim assists at Christ Church by celebrating the Holy Eucharist several times a month, on Thursdays as well as Sundays, and by assisting in other ways as requested by the Rev. Pat M. Coller.

 

Lisa Bernstein, Minister for Children and Families

I’ve been attending Christ Church for over thirty years.  I love worshipping with my close friends and church family.  I enjoy giving, contributing and helping other individuals in my community by volunteering at soup kitchens, mentoring children at local community centers and participating in other youth services.  Most of all I love spending time with my sons hiking and exploring God’s wonderful creations.

Sue Hovan, Parish Administrator

Sue has been a parishioner of Christ Church for thirty-seven years and the parish administrative assistant for the last twenty-five years. She was born in England and grew up in the Church of England, so her Anglican roots are deep and cherished.  “I especially enjoy reading, knitting, bird watching in my garden and spending time with my grandchildren. My work at Christ Church brings me much joy as do our parishioners who have become friends along the way.

Dottie Cameron, Organist & Choir Director

Dottie Cameron has been organist and choir director at Christ Episcopal for more than 25 years. “My work at Christ Church is a delight because any type of sacred music- from chant to folk and early to modern- is possible as part of the Episcopal service.” She also loves nature and revels in the connection to life and God that she feels when outdoors.

Vestry

Ken Warrington serves as our Senior Warden and Robert J. Ready serves as our Junior Warden.  They are joined by Jeff Arkenberg, Cynthia Casinelli, Sandra Lefebrve, Leslie Light, Chris Moffat, Raleigh Padgett, Eric Parayos,  Michelle Perillie, Doreen Moffat-Treasurer, and Tracey Longway-Parish Clerk.