Chris, originally from Florida, moved to Vancouver in 1991 for “love”! She married her husband, Dennis at St. Mark’s Anglican church in Kitsilano in 1992 which started her religious journey as an Anglican. She and Dennis were first parishioners at St. Mark’s then long-term members of Holy Trinity Cathedral, New Westminster and it was there that the congregation affirmed her calling to diaconal ministry. Chris was ordained as Deacon in June 2010 at Christ Church Cathedral and served as Deacon at Holy Trinity Cathedral for 6 ½ years in various ministries including pastoral care, liturgical ministry, Christian education, women’s prayer ministry and preaching.
Led by the Holy Spirit, Chris entered into a covenant with St. Augustine Anglican church in January 2017 and serves as Deacon assisting the Vicar and lay leadership. Excited by this new ministry, Chris leads a monthly Contemplative Prayer on Thursday group, formerly Women’s Prayer Group (4th Thursday of the month), leads a monthly service for parishioners living at Abbeyfield Society Housing in Marpole, provides pastoral care and visits as needed and on request to parishioners, interacts and builds relationships with members of the neighbourhood/community who attend various services, e.g., pastoral care "on the fly", supports the Second Hand Rows Thrift Shop parish workers, and engages in liturgical ministries.
Chris is a member of the Diocesan Council Standing Committee, Mission and Ministry Development. In addition, Chris has been a trainer since 2012 for the Diocesan Anti-Racism Training Workshops.
Chris retired in 2014 from her position as a speech-language pathologist with Vancouver Coastal Health where she provided therapy services for young children with communication disorders. She and Dennis live in Vancouver and they both enjoy travel, golf and good times with friends.