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Clergy and Staff

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The Rev. Dr. Timothy Mulder

Rector

Timothy J. Mulder joined Christ Church in Short Hills from the New Brunswick Theological Seminary where he was Associate Professor of Worship, Preaching and the Arts. Tim is an associate of the Community of St. John Baptist, built upon a foundation of faith in which ancient practices of spirituality have power and peace for today’s world.

“I was drawn here by the mix of faith, fun, struggle and hope that I sensed in the people of this community. They embrace a commitment to be a strong church of faith serving one another and reaching out to those in need locally and internationally.”

Tim, Linda and their children live in Gladstone, NJ. He relaxes by cooking for family and friends.

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The Rev. Bowie Snodgrass

Curate

Bowie Snodgrass is excited to begin her ordained ministry as Curate at Christ Church, focusing on families, newcomers, and community outreach. Most recently, Bowie was Wisdom Year Resident at Calvary-St. George’s in New York City as part of a Master of Sacred Theology from General Theological Seminary, and has studied religion at Union Theological Seminary, Trinity College Dublin, and Vassar College. Her professional lay ministry in New York included service as Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries at St. James’ Episcopal Church, Executive Director of Faith House Manhattan, and a redesign of EpiscopalChurch.org as Web Content Editor. Bowie, her husband, George Mathew, and their son, Jacob, look forward to getting to know Short Hills and the surrounding area.

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Carrie Cabush

Seminarian

Carrie Cabush is a second-year seminarian at Princeton Theological Seminary. She is excited to work at Christ Church, participate in the Sunday liturgy, get to know the congregation, and contribute to outreach and teaching ministries. Carrie is in the early stages of discerning a call to ordination and hopes to also pursue a Masters in Social Work at Rutgers. She previously studied Psychology at Hamilton College, and this past summer she interned at Thistle Farms, a nonprofit in Nashville that that serves survivors of prostitution, trafficking, and addiction. She also volunteers with Love True, an anti-trafficking nonprofit based in New Jersey. Carrie looks forward to learning and growing alongside Christ Church this year.

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Dr. Andrew Moore

Choir Master and Organist

Dr. Andrew Moore earned the Bachelor of Music degree from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, and holds a Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the Juilliard School in New York City, where he studied under the notable John Weaver, chair of the Organ Department. Dr. Moore is the Chair of the Music Department at the Pingry School. Previously, he was the organist and choir master at Grace Episcopal Church in Plainfield, NJ, and the Church of St. John on the Mountain in Bernardsville, NJ.

Andrew also has studied improvisation with Gerre Hancock and the harpsichord with the internationally acclaimed, Lionel Party. Andrew, his wife Susan, and their children Caroline and Nathan reside in Madison, NJ.

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Chris Whitaker

Youth Ministry and Communications

Chris Whitaker is currently pursuing his Master of Arts degree in Comparative Theology at Drew University and received a Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Communication from McKendree University.

Chris previously served as the Youth-Outreach Minister at Calvary Episcopal Church in Summit where he oversaw the growth and development of both the Youth and Outreach programs. He also served as program director at Cross Roads Camp & Retreat Center.

He is excited to be a part of the Christ Church community and continue working in mutual ministry with others in the Diocese of Newark. He lives in South Plainfield with his wife Candice, son Emerson, two puppies Crosby and Tanner, and Penelope the cat.

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Barbara Pepe

Christ Church Nursery School

Barbara Pepe, who assumed the helm in 2005, has over 20 years’ experience in pre-school education and child care. She operated her own nursery school, The Family Schoolhouse, before serving as the Director for the Episcopal Church in Montville Township, NJ for thirteen years.

Barbara holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from William Patterson University and earned four teaching certificates in Special Education, Elementary Education, Reading and Early Childhood Education. She is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Barbara has invigorated the curriculum and learning experiences at Christ Church Nursery School, exuding personal attention and loving care to all of the young people entrusted to her care.

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James Johnson

Plant Supervisor

James Johnson became the Plant Supervisor of Christ Church in Short Hills in 1998 overseeing virtually all aspects of the property facilities. He lovingly cares for the historic buildings and landscaped grounds of the Church, the Christ Church Nursery School, the Winston School and the Rectory. “Where’s James?” is the affectionate mantra heard throughout the halls and across the lawns of the church as the go-to-person.

James has served as a mentor and friend to countless teenagers over the years who often seek out his presence. He is a barbeque master, a jazz aficionado, and enjoys special time going on cruises with his wife, Glenda.

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Georgeann duChossois

Parish Secretary

Georgeann duChossois and her family have been residents of Millburn for nearly 20 years. She is an active participant and advocate in local school and community service organizations. Have a question – about anything – go directly to Georgeann. To contact Georgeann duChossois, click on the envelope below:

 
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Lydia Zapico

Bookkeeper

Lydia Zapico joined the staff of Christ Church in Short Hills in 2011. She keeps everyone on their toes!

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