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A powerful speaker and respected spiritual leader, Marek has served as Rector of St. Thomas Church, Whitemarsh in Fort Washington, PA, since 1995, during which time he greatly expanded that parish, grew its membership and ministries, and developed one of the strongest spiritual formation ministries for children, youth, and adults in the region. Prior to his time in PA, Marek served as the Associate Rector of St. James’s in Richmond, VA, and the Assistant to the Rector of St. George’s in Nashville, TN. Originally from Detroit, MI,Marek studied philosophy at Emory University and trained for the priesthood at Yale and Berkeley Divinity Schools. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1990.
Marek has published and edited several books, including The Bible Challenge, a popular study guide, with well over a million users worldwide, that helps people read the entire Bible in a year. He created the Center for Biblical Studies to promote The Bible Challenge nationally and globally.
He is also a member of the Compass Rose Society, which assists the Archbishop of Canterbury, and has been invited to preach throughout the United States and overseas, including at our own Faith on Fire series.
Terry served as Associate Rector at Christ Church from 1986-1994, and has now returned as Priest Associate. He recently retired as the Rector of St. Matthew’s Church in Bedford, NY, where he served for the last 23 years. He was ordained at Virginia Theological Seminary in 1984. In 2009 Terry received the annual Episcopal Diocese of New York award for outstanding service to the Diocese for his dedication to hospitals and civic institutions, and for his service to Episcopal Charities. Terry has written several books. Terry is married to Nancy Olds Elsberry, and is the father of four daughters, and has nine grandchildren.
Andrew joined the staff of Christ Church Greenwich in July 2018, following two years in the parish as seminarian and intern. He earned the Master of Divinity from Yale and a diploma in Anglican studies from Berkeley Divinity School.
Andrew serves as clergy liaison to music, outreach, Christian education, and new member ministry; he organizes the liturgical life of the parish; he teaches confirmation class and the Sunday-evening Bible study; and he is chaplain to the choir. As curate, he shares in the cure of souls of the parish, which work he undertakes through preaching, teaching, pastoral guidance, and the administration of the sacraments of the church.
Raised in the Episcopal Church, Andrew is the the eleventh generation of his family to worship according to the Book of Common Prayer in the New World. A native New Yorker, he grew up in Dutchess County, was prepared at Hotchkiss, and was educated at Duke and Columbia. Prior to divinity school, he worked for the New-York Historical Society and for the law firm of Davis, Polk & Wardwell.
Andrew’s academic and personal interests include Western history; sacred music; Classical and Gothic architecture; detective fiction; railroads; and the city of New York. He is an avid and longtime tennis player and sailor and enjoys reading, writing, and long walks. A selection of his preaching and writing may be found here.
Andrew is joined at Christ Church by his fiancée, Hannah Peckham, who is completing coursework for the PhD in American history at Notre Dame and divides her time between Greenwich and South Bend.
If you are in need…
If you or a family member is facing an illness, hospitalization, death; or any other stressful life situation, please consider a visit from one of our clergy or trained lay volunteers.
To schedule a visit, please contact Jean Tredinnick in the Parish Office, 203.869.6600, x13. Jean can also place your name on the list of people who receive prayers during our worship services and/or give your name to a group of people who will pray for you.
Due to privacy regulations, it is difficult for us to get information about patients from hospitals and other facilities.