Staff and Leadership

Staff and Leadership


Chip Barker Larrimore has been with us since June 2012. Before becoming Rector of Christ Church, he served at both St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Redwood City and Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. Fr. Chip is a graduate of the Church Divinity School of the Pacific and completed his undergraduate education at the University of Oregon.

Father Chip and his husband, David Houghton, enjoy spending time with their three sons, Adam, Cole, and Misha. Father Chip enjoys a variety of hobbies, including singing barbershop, hiking, reading, and hosting dinner parties for friends and family.

An integral part of the community, Father Chip’s ministry duties often call him to be outside of the office. He can frequently be found in his office Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For urgent matters, he can be reached on his mobile phone at (650) 766-2852 or via e-mail at


A native of Great Britain and Oxford graduate, Malcolm Manson came to the United States in 1961. Although Father Malcolm has served as a priest in various venues since 1979, his main occupation has been as a schoolmaster. Through the years, he served several schools, including Marin Country Day School, Cathedral School for Boys, and the Bay School. Retired from active school work since 2009, he still finds time to do minor consulting jobs.

Before coming to Christ Church, Father Malcolm has served at many venues, including St. John’s, Ross; St. John the Baptist in Portland, Oregon; St. Mary the Virgin, San Francisco; and Grace Cathedral. In the diocese, he serves as Archdeacon for Schools.

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.


Born in Philadelphia and a graduate of Yale and the Episcopal Theological School, Hollinshead “Lin” Knight served in the Navy for three years, along with three small missions in Idaho, before moving to St. Luke’s in San Francisco as Associate Rector from 1964–1973. He then served as Vicar and then Rector of St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church in the Diamond Heights area of San Francisco until 1984, after which he served as Dean of St. Andrew’s Cathedral in Honolulu until 1995.

Father Lin has served 12 interim positions in his retirement, including the Diocese of California, Wyoming, and Oregon.

Fr. Lin and his wife, Ann, enjoy being back in the Bay Area. They have five children and seven grandchildren.


The Rev. Alberta Brown Buller and her husband Dave live amongst the redwood trees in West Marin. Originally from Connecticut, Alberta grew up attending St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in New Britain. As much as she loved New England, Alberta was happy to leave those cold winters behind for California!

Alberta felt called to Holy Orders as a Deacon in 2013 because of a strong desire to bring the needs of the community and the world to the Church and to help the Church aid those in need. She is devoted to her work as a Chaplain at Marin General Hospital and sometimes also helps Dave with their diving company, Coastal Diving. She and Dave love spending time with family, traveling the world, photography, and being near the ocean. They are a blended family of five adult children and six grandchildren.

Alberta has been assigned by Bishop Marc to serve at both Christ Church and St. Stephen’s in Belvedere. She serves liturgically at Christ Church two Sundays a month and at St. Stephen’s two Sundays a month, but she engages in joint ministries between our two parishes between those times. Alberta says she is grateful to have been assigned to serve both Christ Church and St. Stephen’s and looks forward with joy to exploring this new vision of shared ministry.


Andrew is the voice of Christ Church when anyone makes a call to our office and is a warm and welcoming presence to all who visit. Andrew keeps everything (and everyone) in the church office running smoothly. He is also the go-to person for weddings, receptions, and other rentals of Campbell Hall & Garden.

The church office is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. You can leave messages 24 hours a day by calling the church office at (415) 332-1539.


A native of San Diego, California, Daniel began his lifelong love of music at the age of 5, when he began piano studies. Since the age of 14, he has played in churches of all denominations. He continued his passion for music by studying organ throughout high school and receiving his bachelor’s in Piano Performance, with a minor in Organ, at Loma Linda University. While in college, he had the opportunity to be the accompanist for choral workshops under the direction of Sir David Willcocks, the former director of King’s College Choir.

He went on to receive a master’s degree in Accompanying at the University of Southern California. While at USC, he studied with Gwendolyn Kolfdofsky, the pioneer teacher of the field. Notable accomplishments include being the sole American finalist in the first International Accompanying Competition held in the Netherlands.

Besides his duties at Christ Church, he is active as an accompanist to singers and instrumentalists and teaches accompaniment at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont.

Rand dobleman — SEXTON

For centuries, sextons have a distinguished tradition of preserving houses of worship for future generations. Rand keeps our church building and grounds in tip-top condition, making sure our facilities our clean and welcoming. You can find him around the church most days setting up chairs, cleaning up, and doing regular maintenance.