Christ Church Episcopal is a community church, and as such a great many people are involved in various commitees at the church.  If you interested in serving please contact one of the wardens who will be happy to put you in contact with the right person.  We currently have active commitee's besides those mentioned below in:

Events - including Hardscrabble and Apple Blossom

Thrift Shop

Altar Guild

Grounds and Maintainance




Priest In Charge

A super cool hopeful

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We are currently searching for a new Priest In charge, as Br. Randy has returned to the monastery where he has taken on greater responsibilities.  We wish him all the luck for the future and send him our heartfelt thanks and blessings.

In the interim, we have some exciting and new faces to keep us all enthralled on a Sunday while a full time priest is appointed.  


The Rev'd Deacon Linda Duval

Deacon Linda was ordained as a vocational deacon in 2000. She has  served in several parishes in the Mid-Hudson Valley, working with food ministries, as teacher of Christian Education programs, and as Godly Play storyteller. She has been at Christ Church since 2010. She earned an M.S. Ed. in Special Education from SUNY New Paltz and taught in the field of special education for over 25 years.  Currently, she works as Early Intervention Coordinator in the Early Intervention Program of Ulster County which evaluates and provides services for infants and toddlers with special needs and their families. She lives in Kingston with her husband, Gary and has two adult daughters and four grandchildren. 

Senior Warden

Rachel McPherson

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updates on there way....

Buildings and Grounds

Steve Zacharzuk

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Steve's Bio is awaiting completion......please bear with us


Monica Wieboldt

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Updates and picure on there way.....

Buildings and Grounds

Richard Kipp

Richard is writing his new Bio.......check back soon!

Vestry member

Barb Zelie

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Barb's info is being updated.....

Vestry Member

Jackie Berry

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Vestry Member

Penny Conroe

Penny is working on her profile - check back soon

Chair of Transition and Merger

Damien Lloyd Payne

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A member of the parish since 2008, Damien, his wife Louise and their two children Willow and Caleb have been active members ever since.  Previously Damien has served twice a 3 year term on the vestry and headed our most recent Search Committee for a new priest in charge. He was senior warden from 2020 to 2022.  He now is leading the cooperation and transition to merger efforts.

Damien is a helicopter pilot currently flying the Sikorsky S76, and will be one of the first to fly the new Airbus H160 in America. Originally from England, he still enjoys his soccer (football) as an avid Leeds Utd supporter and also as a soccer referee for USSF, NIOSA and NFHS.

Admin Assistant

Naomi Fata

Naomi moved into the Rhinebeck/Red Hook area while in middle school and has remained ever since. In 2004 she graduated from Appalachian Bible College with a Bible Certificate and in 2021 graduated from Columbia Greene Community College with an associates in psychology. For many years she has been involved in local churches teaching Sunday school, sharing devotionals and other activities. In 2014 she became a faith based author of her spiritual journey Beyond Head Knowledge: Knowing Christ who Satisfies our Hearts (which is sold on Amazon). She also has been sharing written words of faith in the community as a contributor of God’s Corner in the Hudson River View for the past 10 years.

Predominately Naomi is known in Red Hook for her sewing business Love Stitches by Naomi, which offers formal alterations services and custom fitted slipcovers which was founded in 2008.

In her spare time Naomi works to further the vision of Christian Resource Ministry Inc, a local nonprofit founded by her spiritual father Walter C Irwin III, homeschools her three children, studies nonprofit management at SUNY Empire and does the bookkeeping for her husband’s business Northern Dutchess Locksmith LLC.

  January 2023  
This Week's Events


Holy Eucharist
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM


Thrift Store Open
2:00 PM to 6:00 PM


Thrift Store Open
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Bible Search