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. Thomas P. Reeder, Rector, is a native of Fredericksburg, Virginia. 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. Fr. Tom led the Stewardship, Outreach and Mission ministries at Christ Church as Senior Associate Rector, from 2013 to 2018. On March 9, 2018 he was called to become our fourth Rector.
Fr. Tom and his wife DeeAnn have two adult children, Sophia and Liam.
Contact Tom: (904) 285-7390, ext. 239 email@example.com
The Rev. Remington Slone, Interim Senior Associate Rector, 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 two daughters.
Contact Remington: (904) 285-7390, ext. 236 RSlone@ChristEpiscopalChurch.org
The Rev. Caroline Kramer, Associate Rector for Spirituality, Evangelism and Traditional Worship, grew up in England, received her Ministry Degree from Oxford University in 1998 and was ordained the same year. She also has a Master’s in Christian Leadership from St. Mellitus College in London. She served churches in The Dioceses of Guildford, Southwestern Virginia, Virginia and Oxford, before coming to Florida in 2013. Caroline and her husband Kris have four children, two in high school and two in college.
Contact Caroline: (904) 285-7390 ext. 226 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Rev. Jessica Harris Babcock, Associate Rector for Pastoral Care and Outreach, is a native of Anniston, Alabama and a cradle Episcopalian. She comes to us from Christ Episcopal Church in Pensacola, Florida where she championed their pastoral care and community outreach ministries. She holds a M.Div. from Sewanee, a M.S. in Education from Georgia State University and a B.A. in English from The Centre College of Kentucky. Prior to seminary Jessica spent 22 years working in the technology and real estate sectors of corporate America. She and her husband Dwight met while serving in the Peace Corps in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, North Pacific. Married for over 25 years, they have two college-age daughters, Emory, who attends Tulane University and Adelaide, who attends Sewanee.
Contact Jessica: (904) 285-7390, ext. 248 JBabcock@ChristEpiscopalChurch.org
The Rev. Andreis Diaz Dorta, Vicar for the Center for Spirituality grew up in Matanzas, Cuba. After graduating from the Evangelical Seminary of Theology in Matanzas, Cuba (an ecumenical seminary) in 2008, Fr. Andreis was ordained to the priesthood in 2010. Before joining Christ Church he served as Rector of two parishes in Cuba for 6 years. Also he was the Diocesan Youth Minister for 3 years, and Archdeacon of the Western Region of the Diocese of Cuba for 5 years. Fr. Diaz is married to Marcela Beatriz Martín.
Contact Andreis: ADiaz@christepiscopalchurch.org
The Rev. Wendy Billingslea joined the staff of Christ Church as Associate Rector in 2009, and now serves part-time as Chaplain to the staff and parish. Raised in New Jersey, Wendy is a 1978 graduate of Wells College and received her M.Div in 1996, graduating from the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas. Previously, Wendy served as Associate Rector of St. Thomas Episcopal Parish in Coral Gables, FL and as Rector of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Greensboro, NC. Wendy and her husband, Art, are the proud parents of three daughters and the happy grandparents to three grandsons.
Contact Wendy: email@example.com
The Rev. Cn. Richard S. Westbury, Jr., Senior Adviser to the Rector, was born and raised in North Florida. 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 through 1991, 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 served as our third Rector since 2005. On April 8, 2018 he led his last services as Rector, and has transitioned to an advisory role.
Contact Rick: (904) 285-7390 ext. 241 firstname.lastname@example.org