Clergy

To contact our clergy, please call (904) 285-7390 plus extension (or other number as indicated), or the Christ Church reception desk at (904) 285-6127.

The Rev. Richard S. Westbury, Jr., Rector, was born and raised in North Florida. Now living in Ponte Vedra Beach, he and his wife, Carole, have two children, Richard and Katie. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida in 1981, a Master of Divinity from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary in Illinois, and was ordained to priesthood in 1989. From 1989 through1991, The Rev. Westbury served at St. Paul’s by-the-Sea, and became Rector of St. Paul’s Church in Jacksonville in 1992. The Rev. Westbury was called to Christ Episcopal Church as the Rector’s Associate in 2001 and has served as Rector since 2005. The Rev. Richard S. Westbury, Jr., may be contacted at (904) 285-7390 ext. 241 or rickwestbury@christepiscopalchurch.org.

The RThomasReedereverend Thomas P. Reeder, Senior Associate Rector, is a native of Fredericksburg, Virginia, where he spent nearly nine years on active duty in the U.S. Navy before discerning a call to ordained ministry. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies (Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa) from the University of California at Davis and a Master of Divinity degree from the School of Theology at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. After being ordained in 2003, his first pastoral call was as Associate Rector and later as Priest-in-Charge of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Jacksonville, Florida. In September 2005, he was called to be the Priest-in-Charge of Christ Church in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. A year later he was installed as the 27th rector of that church.  Tom and his wife of 20 years, Dee Ann, have two teenage children, Sophia and Liam. Tom will lead the Stewardship and Mission ministries of Christ Episcopal Church in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. The Reverend Reeder may be reached at treeder@christepiscopalchurch.org or (904) 285-7390, ext. 239.

The Rev. Justin Yawn, Associate Rector for Families, Youth and Young Adults, graduated from the University of Georgia in 2007 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Risk Management and Insurance. He attended seminary at The Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. While attending Emory, he served three years as seminarian for Holy Trinity Parish in Decatur, Georgia, where he focused on developing the youth ministry and implemented a new Christian formation program for high school students. Before accepting the call to serve as an Associate Rector of Christ Episcopal Church, Justin was Associate Rector at Trinity Episcopal Church and the campus minister at Georgia Southern University, where he helped restructure the ministry finances, complete a $15,000 fundraising campaign and develop a relationship-based ministry. The Rev. Justin Yawn may be contacted at (904) 285-7390, ext. 229 or jyawn@christepiscopalchurch.org.

CarolineKramerpngThe Rev. Caroline Kramer, Associate Rector, San Pablo,  grew up in England and received her Bachelor of Theology from Oxford University in 1998. She has spent a large part of her ministry in the United States, including time as a supply priest for the Dioceses of Washington and Virginia, as an assistant priest at Grace Church in Alexandria, Virginia and as rector of Christ Church, Pearisburg, Virginia. Her most recent church position was as an associate vicar for All Saints Wokingham. The Rev. Caroline Kramer will oversee the ministry of our San Pablo campus and may be contacted at (904) 285-7390 ext. 226 or ckramer@christepiscopalchurch.org.

 

RemingtonSloneThe Reverend Remington Slone, Associate Rector of Formation and Worship, grew up in southeast Georgia and graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts in History. Remington graduated cum laude from the General Theological Seminary in 2011, with a concentration in Biblical Studies. While in seminary he served at St. Mary the Virgin in Times Square as both a lay person and as a Deacon. After seminary, he returned to the Diocese of Georgia as the Assistant Rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Savannah, Georgia. Remington and his wife, Casey, have been married for 6 years and have one daughter, Madeleine. Remington can be reached at RSlone@ChristEpiscopalChurch.org or (904) 285-7390, ext. 236.

MarshaHolmesThe Reverend Deacon Marsha Evans Holmes is a native of Baltimore, Maryland. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics with honors from Morgan State University. Marsha held a variety of positions at Verizon Communications, including Vice President – Payphone and Operator Services and Vice President Consumer Marketing. After a 27-year career, she retired to Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. She is currently the Pastoral Care Associate at Christ Episcopal Church, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida where she is responsible for the management of volunteer lay ministries and Singles Ministry. She has served on a number of Boards including the Board of Directors of the Morgan State University Foundation, the Board of Trustees of Mary Baldwin College and the New York City YWCA. After moving to northeast Florida, she served on the boards of the Jacksonville Public Library Foundation and Jacksonville Florida Urban League. She has four adult children and resides in Jacksonville Beach, Florida.  Marsha can be reached at mholmes@christepiscopalchurch.org or (904) 285-7390 ext. 248.