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

Please note: Father Chip will be on sabbatical May 10, 2021 – September 6, 2021.

The rev. Richard Schaper — interim priest

Richard Schaper (pronounced “Skopper”) began serving us as our interim priest in May, 2021, while Father Chip is on a sabbatical for the summer.  Father Richard was the first member of his  family to go to college.  He ended up studying at Colgate University, Oxford University, The University of Chicago, Yale University. San Francisco University, and Golden Gate University. He was ordained originally in the Lutheran Church but has been a priest in the Episcopal church for twenty-five years.  He loves the characterization of the Episcopal Church as “the roomiest church in Christendom” and sees the signs of this breadth and radical welcome in Christ Church.

Father Richard lives nearby in Mill Valley with his wife, The Rev. Dr. Anita Ostrom.  He enjoys sailing on his Catalina 36 sloop “Ebenezer lll” that is berthed at the head of Richardson Bay. During the week he may often be found in his office in Campbell Hall.  You may reach him on his mobile phone at (415) 717-3225 or by email 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.

michael Gilbertson — interim ORGANIST AND CHOIRMASTER

Michael is the music director at Our Saviour Episcopal Church in Mill Valley and also serves as a faculty member at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He has served as a guest organist at Christ Church in the past. He has been developing his expertise in digitally mixing music recordings, which allows him to combine voices from the choirs of both Our Saviour and Christ Church into anthems for our Sunday live-streaming services.