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Staff at Christ Church

Our Rector

The Rev. Marilyn Anderson was our rector from 2005 until January, 2018.  Our parish is currently "in transition" as we listen for God's leading as we begin the process to call a new rector.  Come and see!

Martha Meyer, Music Minister

Martha Jeppesen Meyer began piano lessons at age 4, and she continued piano study at Smith College with Solon Robinson and later with private teachers Burton Hathaway (classics), and John and Gay Mehegan (jazz).  Martha has studied organ with Berkeley Peabody, Edwin Taylor and Robert Kwan.

Based on her English major degree from Smith, she taught for 12 years at Bridgeport Engineering Institute, while her original musical plays for children were performed at the Downtown Cabaret Theater of Bridgeport where she was a Music Director.

Martha has supplied background piano music at area country clubs, the Mayflower Inn, the IBM Conference Center, and various other venues.

She came to Christ Church Parish in 2007 after 15 years as Music Director for the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Bridgeport where she founded the Revelation Jazz Ensemble.  Her home since 1973 is in Redding, where her 4 children (3 daughters, 1 son) graduated from Joel Barlow High School.

She enjoys the freedom that Christ Church gives her to program a wide variety of music, and she is grateful for the dedication and talents of our Chancel Choir.

Meredith McClung, Director of Children's Ministries

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Meredith McClung began her ministry in children’s Christian education when she was 14:  she had been caught reading a James Bond thriller behind her pew sheet during the sermon. Her father felt she needed to be allowed to participate more actively in church life and asked the Christian Education Director of their church if she could assist in a church school classroom.  Between then and now she has spent 24 years in church school classrooms assisting, teaching and coordinating.

Since graduating from college in 1974 with a degree in psychology she has spent the last 30-odd years ministering to children, at home with her own or teaching in the church school classrooms, from ages 4 to 14.

Meredith and her very supportive husband Tim have two boys, ages 32 and 27.  She continues to learn from them and everyone else around her what really matters.

 

Beth Cox, Parish Administrator

Beth came to Christ Church in January, 2011.  She and her family have been active members of St. James' Church in Danbury since 2001.  She earned her B.A. in Communications from Muhlenberg College, and her M.B.A. in Finance from Pace University.  Her husband, Dan, is a Director of Compensation and Benefits.  Her two children are 20 and 23.  Beth's responsibilities include payroll; compiling Sunday bulletins, brochures, and financial reports; and tracking income, expenses and contributions. She is in the office from 9:15 till 2:00, Monday through Thursday during the program year.