Clergy & Staff
Kevin M. GoodmanInterim Rector
I love serving as a vocational interim in the Diocese of Chicago. I am from New Orleans, the city of great coffee, delicious food, the Saints, and the birthplace of Jazz. I grew up in the Episcopal Church loving the encouragement to keep asking questions throughout my faith journey. Prior to being ordained priest, I was a television producer/director, loving documentary work and public narrative productions.
I believe it is the interim’s job to hold up a mirror to the congregation revealing truth, ministry possibilities, and discovering together things that may be getting in the way of spiritual growth. I believe that it is the interim’s job to look toward God’s story, told in the Bible, told through scripture’s sacred story, to help a congregation find their place within that story. I am influenced by the scholarship of Marshall Ganz and Cesar Chavez and approach interim ministry from the ideas that Ganz and Chavez put forward through their work they call “Public Narrative.”
The interim period creates a gap of liminal space during a congregation’s ministry. Gaps create space for opportunity. Gaps make room for change and discernment. Gaps provide new views through old windows. Gaps invite changes and sometimes difficult decisions. In the gap, things happen. We must be mindful of the gaps in our lives. I love Walt Disney World, monorails, film, and Kate Bush andI live in Edgewater, Chicago with my husband of twenty-two years pastry-chef extraordinaire Anton Goodman.
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.
Jen EnriquezDirector of Children & Youth Ministry
I am passionate about exploring what it means to be a follower of Jesus in the world today. To this end, I created Peace Camp for kids in 2017, and in 2021 developed a way to talk with children and adults about racism through the lens of faith. I am an attorney by formal education and have pursued multiple opportunities to enhance my call to lay ministry. My family includes husband Tony, middle schoolers Eddie and Luke, plus 3 wiener dogs. I love to get my hands dirty in my garden in my spare time.
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 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 wardens work with the rector to steer the mission, ministry and outreach of St. Christopher’s and assure we are good stewards of money in order to do it.
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: [email protected]
- Altar Guild - Peter Walters
- Ministry Scheduler Pro - Trish Joy
- Healing Ministry - Mary Kay Tobin