Christopher M. Bishop
The Rev. Christopher Bishop has been Rector of St. Martin’s since 2011. The son of an Episcopal priest and an art historian, Chris grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and upstate New York. After a career in film in Manhattan, Chris studied at General Theological Seminary in NYC, The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia and Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, VA. before being ordained in 2007.
Chris currently serves on the Diocesan Global Mission Commission, Recovery Advocates Network Planning Committee, and is co-convener of the Anti-Gun Violence Committee. He is also the Founder and Chairman of Stand With Iraqi Christians, an organization offering friendship and material support to displaced Christians throughout Iraq. Chris is married to The Rev. Amanda Eiman, Associate Rector at St. David’s Episcopal Church in Wayne, PA, where they currently live with their daughter, Emma, and chocolate Lab-Kelpie mix, Sadie.
Deborah B. Parker
Director of Christian Formation
Deb started at St. Martin's in February of 2017 after moving from Ohio to join her husband, Steve. She brings extensive experience from both business and religious workplaces. Her love and dedication to children, youth, and adult Christian formation is evident in the activities she whole-heartedly implements.
Sherrill E. Rowland
Sherrill joined the St. Martin’s staff in 2016, after overseeing a large construction project and serving as interim Property Manager at St. David’s Episcopal Church. Prior to her serving on church staffs, Sherrill’s career was primarily focused on the operations side of firms offering retirement plan communications, recordkeeping and investment services.
St. Martin’s buildings and grounds have a great history: the first service in the Church was held on August 14, 1881; and portions of Bolingbroke, the estate house that houses a childcare facility on the top floors and event space on the first floor, date back to the early 1700’s. Sherrill finds having responsibility for the Church’s property a blessing with lots of challenges.
Maggie joined St. Martin's staff in August of 2014. She feels very valued in being able to put her technical abilities and social skills to good use in this role as Parish Administrator. She manages the weekly and seasonal publications, along with calendar maintenance, website updates, social media posts, and daily office routines. In her spare time, she likes to volunteer, spend time with her two grown daughters, workout, crochet, and care for her two dogs.
Director of Music Ministry
Emily has a Bachelor's Degree in Piano Performance from Gettysburg College and a Master's in Collaborative Piano from Florida State University. She has been regularly playing and music directing in churches since 2013. She is excited to expand her experience with the liturgical worship service as well as begin to introduce new music and revitalize the music ministry by introducing new anthems, hymn-singing, and service music. She encourages singers and instrumentalists to join the music program and share in the fun.