Chip Barker Larrimore became Rector of Christ Church in June of 2012 prior to which he served at both St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Redwood City, California and Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. Fr. Chip is a graduate of the Church Divinity School of the Pacific and did his undergraduate work at the University of Oregon.
Fr. Chip and his husband, David Houghton, have three sons (Adam, Cole and Misha) ages 17, 20 and 21 respectively. An avid music lover, Fr. Chip has sung barbershop since he was a teenager and is currently learning to play the ukulele. He enjoys hiking, reading and hosting dinner parties for friends and family.
Father Chip’s duties frequently take him away from the office for home and hospital visits and other ministry in the town. He’s usually in the office Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For urgent matters, he can be reached on his mobile phone at +1 650.766.2852.
The Rev. Daniel London serves as our part-time Curate at Christ Church. A “curate” is an ordained person who is hired as an assistant to the Rector. For the past two years, Fr. Daniel has been leading the Marin Episcopal Youth Group that has been a joint effort in the Marin Deanery by St. Paul’s, Nativity, and Redeemer in San Rafael as well as St. Francis in Novato, and Christ Church. Daniel will continue in that capacity while also assisting at Christ Church.
Fr. Daniel is at Christ Church for two Sundays each month and while his primary responsibility is to provide support for our 9:30 Children’s Mini-Mass, he also preaches or presides at the 8:00 a.m. and/or 10:30 a.m. Eucharists on those days.
Daniel is a PhD Candidate at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley and serves as the Bogard Teaching fellow for Biblical Spirituality and Christian History at CDSP. He is also an instructor of Christian Social Ethics. Daniel and his fiancé Ashley, are looking forward to their marriage in May of 2016.
Malcolm Manson, a native of Great Britain and Oxford graduate, came to the United States in 1961. His main occupation has been as a schoolmaster, serving five schools over the years, including, in the Bay Area, Marin Country Day School, Cathedral School for Boys, and the Bay School. He retired from active school work in 2009, and now does minor consulting jobs.
Simultaneously, since 1979 he has served as a priest in various venues, including St. John’s, Ross, St. John the Baptist in Portland, Oregon, St. Mary the Virgin, San Francisco, Grace Cathedral, and now Christ Church, Sausalito. In the diocese, he serves as Archdeacon for Schools. For the remainder of 2015 and for the first few months of 2016, Fr. Malcolm is serving as Interim Rector at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Belvedere. We look forward to his return next year.
Fr. Malcolm is married to the former Snowden “Sandy” Johnston, a proud San Francisco native. They have three grown children and two grandchildren. His hobbies include playing classical piano, reading a wide variety of literature of miscellaneous value, travel, gardening and golf.
“Lin” Knight was born in Philadelphia, is a graduate of Yale and the Episcopal Theological School, served 3 years in the Navy, served 3 small missions in Idaho, then moved to St. Luke’s in San Francisco to serve as associate rector from 1964-1973. He was called to serve as Vicar and then Rector of St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church in the Diamond Heights area of San Francisco from 1973-1984. From 1984-1995, Lin served as Dean of St. Andrew’s Cathedral in Honolulu.
In his ‘retirement’ Fr. Lin has served 12 interim positions: in the Diocese of California, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and in the Diocese of Oregon.
Fr. Lin and his wife Ann moved back to the Bay Area from Portland a year ago and now live in Sausalito in their “view with a room”. Lin and Ann have 5 children and 7 grandchildren.
Catherine Costas was born and raised in Iowa. After receiving a degree in Music from the University of Iowa, she was trained in computer science through a civilian internship with the US Army. She has worked as a computer programmer, specializing in databases, for Hewlett-Packard, Agilent Technologies, and the Church Pension Group.
Catherine moved to the Bay Area in 1993. She attended the School for Deacons in Berkeley, graduating in 2003, and was ordained deacon in December 2004. She served two years as deacon at Good Shepherd, Belmont, then developed a ministry as a “supply deacon”, filling in temporarily for other deacons who were sick or on vacation at various parishes in the Diocese of California. She joined the Christ Church staff at Christmas of 2012.
Catherine lives in Mountain View with her mother (for whom she serves as primary caregiver), her 20-year-old cat Hector, and her two American Eskimo dogs, Dancer and Twister, who accompany her to her office hours on Wednesday from 10:30 – 1:30 in Campbell Hall. Her hobbies include reading, knitting, and cross-stitch.
Lane is the voice of Christ Church when people call the church office and a ready smile when they visit. Lane keeps everything (and everyone) in the church office running smoothly. She is also your “go to” person for weddings, receptions, and other rentals of Campbell Hall and Garden.
The church office is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can leave messages 24 hours a day by calling the church office: +1 650.332.1539.
Daniel Lockert — Organist and Choirmaster
Daniel is a native of San Diego, California where he began piano studies at the age of five. He studied organ throughout high school and college (minoring in organ at Loma Linda University in Riverside). Daniel attended the University of Southern California and obtained an advanced degree in the specialized area of accompanying, studying with Gwendolyn Kolfdofsky, the pioneer teacher of the field. Daniel was the only American finalist in the first International Accompanying Competition held in the Netherlands. Daniel Lockert is pleased to be the organist-choirmaster at Christ Church. He has had a life-time love affair with church music, especially Anglican music. He had the opportunity, while in college, to be the accompanist for choral workshops under the direction of Sir David Willcocks, the former director of the King’s College Choir. This whetted his appetite for all things Anglican! After minoring in organ and getting a Bachelor’s in Piano Performance, he continued his studies in the field of Accompaniment, and received a Master’s from the University of Southern California. He now teaches accompaniment at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont. Besides his duties at Christ Church, he is active as an accompanist to singers and instrumentalists alike. Since the age of 14, he has played in churches of all denominations, and is glad to count Christ Church as his latest church family.
Jenny Matteucci hails from Davis, California, where she grew up with her musical family, singing and performing in local and professional theater. After graduating she moved to San Francisco to study at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She soon became active in the San Francisco theatre and cabaret scene. Jenny is the director of Tri-Valley Repertory Theater Broadway Chorus, a 100+ member community chorus featuring the music of Broadway. While not singing or conducting, Jenny teaches in her voice studio in Oakland and recently completed her MFA in Vocal Performance from Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, California. In addition to singing with the Christ Church Choir, Jenny provides voice instruction for individuals in the choir and works with sectionals. Jenny is married to our Organist and Choirmaster, Daniel Lockhert, whom she met through their mutual involvement in offering beautiful church music.
For centuries, churches have been blessed with people who know every square inch of the property and keep it running smoothly. While it’s true that most dictionaries will define the word “sexton” as a person who cares for buildings and grounds, it is also true that sextons have a distinguished tradition of preserving houses of worship for future generations. Having served as sexton at Christ Church for longer than most of our members have worshipped here, Ben is a fixture of the life at our parish and a deeply loved member of the Christ Church family. You can find Ben most Friday evenings or Saturday mornings, preparing the church and parish hall for Sunday services and again on Mondays, seeing that everything is in order for the coming week.