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.

In case of an urgent pastoral need, you can contact Fr. Malcolm on his mobile phone at 415-420-3516.


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.

David Soar — Interim Music Director and Organist

David was born in Nottinghamshire, England. He is an international opera singer, and previously a church musician. He has sung with many leading opera companies around the world, including the Metropolitan Opera, New York, the Royal Opera in Covent Garden, London, and the Teatro Real, Madrid. He resides in Mill Valley with his wife and three cats.


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, and is the main point of contact for the church calendar, website updates, worship bulletins, and more.

Andrew is a PhD student at Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley as well as a workshop and retreat leader. He and his wife Kathryn live in Novato with their cat, Maximus the Confessor.

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