Clergy & Staff
Uziel Hernández MartinezParish Administrator
I am the Parish Administrator, and my job is to manage the church office and premises. I collaborate closely with the rector and church staff to provide clerical and liturgical support. I ensure parish administration functions effectively.
I am originally from Tabasco, Mexico and am the eldest of three children. I moved to the United States along with my family in my early teens to the north central side of Tennessee, where I lived for ten years before moving to the Chicago area to pursue theological higher education. I have a B.S. in Philosophy and Religion (2011) from the University of Tennessee Southern and a M.Div (2014) from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. Currently, I am a student of Pre-Med at Northern Illinois University and pursuing entering medical school to become an orthopedic surgeon. I am a member and attend St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.
Richard SobakChoir Director
I hold degrees and certificates from Oberlin College Conservatory, Kent State University, American Conservatory, The Royal School of Church Music (Croyden, England), and the Choral Music Experience Institute.
Christa CrepsMusician for Children & Families
I am a classically trained singer who started my career singing opera and ended up touring the world in my punk rock folk band Puerto Muerto. We were small but mighty. After my son was born, I stopped touring but met many interesting people at my meal program “Community Dinners” which I started in 2013. I have always been passionate about building community because it is such a vital part of our spiritual growth.
Bob WyattPriest Associate
I’m a retired priest who loves serving at St. Christopher’s, St. Mark’s Glen Ellyn, and other parishes as needed. If I do anything right, it’s to my credit; if I make a mess, it’s the rector’s fault. I love preaching and presiding, and I’m a nonprofit board addict. Currently, I’m on the board of Cicero Family Service, which provides free therapy for those without means, and CREO DuPage, a pre-college enrichment program for Latinx students at St. Mark’s. Previously, I’ve been on staff at Transfiguration Palos Park, Grace Hinsdale, and St. Mark’s, and rector of St. Helena’s Burr Ridge.
After a wonderful newspaper and academic career, I was ordained in 2004. Prior to ordination, I was director of communication research and professor at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro. I was also survey research adviser to the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt for five years and book review editor for the Nashville Tennessean for 15 years.
Besides serving on boards (Bishop and Trustees; Episcopal Charities; St. Augustine College; Seabury-Western), I enjoy fiddling with computers, photography, and travel with my sardonic wife, Terri Lackey. She’s retired director of communication for the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
The leadership of St. Christopher's is made up of the rector, wardens, and vestry members of a parish. The wardens and vestry are the official representatives of the parish in the absence of a rector. The vestry works with the rector to steer the mission, ministry, and outreach of St. Christopher’s, ensuring we are good stewards of money in order to do what God is calling us to do. The Vestry has three primary areas of parish focus - Parish Life, Stewardship & Finances, and Buildings & Grounds.
Deb MaueSenior Warden
Mark SchneiderJunior Warden
The Search Committee is a temporary task force working on behalf of the Vestry to search and find the church’s Rector.
- Emily Culbertson, co-chair
- Marily Huebel, co-chair
- Maya Ganguly
- Mary Kay Tobin
- Peter Walters
- Bill Urso
Contact Us: search@stchristophersoakpark.
- Altar Guild - Peter Walters
- Ministry Scheduler Pro - Trish Joy
- Healing Ministry - Mary Kay Tobin