St. David’s appoints new priest

Posted October 24, 2022 at 9:42 am by

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The Epis­co­pal Church shares news about their newest addition.

St. David’s Epis­co­pal Church is pleased to announce the call of the Rev. Cristi Chap­man to serve as rec­tor at St. David’s. Cristi’s first Sun­day to cel­e­brate the Eucharist at St. David’s will be on Nov. 6, All Saints’ Sunday.

Cristi grad­u­at­ed from the Sem­i­nary of the South­west with a Mas­ter of Divin­i­ty in May 2017. She was ordained to the priest­hood in June 2017 in the Dio­cese of Olympia. After ordi­na­tion, Cristi served at Saint Mark’s Cathe­dral as curate and then as an Asso­ciate to the Rec­tor and Canon for Spir­i­tu­al Growth and Stew­ard­ship. In her last call, Cristi served as the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of the Mis­sion to Sea­far­ers in Seat­tle. Dur­ing that time, she also reg­u­lar­ly served as sup­ply priest for con­gre­ga­tions in the Seat­tle area. Cristi’s dioce­san com­mit­ments include serv­ing as the con­ven­er for the Bud­get and Finance Com­mit­tee, a mem­ber of the Joint Finance Pan­el, an ex-offi­cio mem­ber of Dioce­san Coun­cil, and as a past mem­ber and con­ven­er of the Stew­ard­ship Com­mis­sion. Pri­or to ordained min­istry, Cristi served as a CPA for 20 years. For 15 years, she held sev­er­al senior finance roles at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Washington.

Cristi’s min­istry is one that focus­es on inclu­sion, con­nec­tion, and hos­pi­tal­i­ty. She firm­ly believes that every encounter holds the pos­si­bil­i­ty for trans­for­ma­tion. The com­mon ele­ment that con­tin­ues to con­nect all of Cristi’s voca­tion­al call­ings is stew­ard­ship, espe­cial­ly the inte­gral con­nec­tion between mis­sion and mon­ey. Cristi and her hus­band, Chris, cel­e­brat­ed their 30th wed­ding anniver­sary this Sep­tem­ber. They are the proud par­ents of their daugh­ter, Made­line, who turns 21 this fall. Some of Cristi’s pas­sions include gar­den­ing, knit­ting, and hik­ing. She also helps Chris tend a small back­yard vine­yard at their house in Seat­tle. Cristi and Chris like to trav­el, espe­cial­ly to Hold­en Vil­lage in the North Cas­cades and to Japan. Final­ly, she serves as the human care­tak­er to a sev­en-year-old Gold­en­doo­dle, Eshy.

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