Christ Church Clergy & Staff

If you have questions for any of our clergy or staff, please feel free to email or call the church office to speak with them.


Office Hours


Mondays and Wednesdays

3:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.


Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays

8:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.



  • The Rev. Patrick Gray

    Rector

    978-468-4461 ext. 24

    fathergray@gmail.com

      



    Patrick grew up in Wilmington, DE, and moved to the local area to attend Gordon College, graduating in 1992 with a B.A. in Political Studies.  He and his wife Naomi (married in 1992) both attended Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, graduating in 1997 with a M.A. in Theology, while living at the Stephen Phillips Memorial Trust House in Salem as the resident docents.  Patrick also has an S.T.M. in Anglican Theology from The General Theological Seminary in New York City (1998).  Patrick was ordained to the diaconate in 2001, and to the priesthood in 2002, when he began work as the Associate Rector at The Church of the Advent in Boston.  In 2009, Patrick and his family (Naomi and two children, Ezra & Eleanor) moved into the Rectory at Christ Church.  Although from the Mid-Atlantic, Patrick now feels as if he is a New Englander since the ups and downs of the Red Sox effect him emotionally.

  • The Rev. Susan Russell

    Associate rector for Pastoral CAre

    978-468-4461 ext. 22

    revsusan54@gmail.com



  • The Rev. DEan Borgman

    Assisting Priest

    deanborgman@gmail.com


    Besides being an assisting priest at Christ Church for thirty-some years, Dean is a senior professor of Youth and Family Ministries, as well as Social Ethics, at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, teaching at both its Hamilton and its urban campuses. He has taught in some years in Africa and elsewhere and is the author of several books. He and his wife Gail have four children and ten grandchildren and live in Rockport, MA.


  • john (Jack) Russell

    Director of Music

    978-468-4461 ext. 25

    jrussell@christchurchHW.org




  • Lorrie Manganaro

    Parish Secretary

    978-468-4461 ext. 23

    secretary@christchurchHW.org -or- lmanganaro@christchurchHW.org


    Lorrie feels very fortunate to work at Christ Church.  Her office experience comes from over 7 years of work in a call center. In her spare time, she likes to create spreadsheets to keep track of all the details of her next vacation.


  • Naomi Gray

    Director of Children's ministries

    978-626-1311

    naomirgray@yahoo.com


    Naomi grew up on a farm in Minnesota. Graduating from the College of St. Benedict (BA in Liberal Studies) and Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary (MA in theology), she cherishes both diverse experiences, one where she grew to love the holiness of God and the other learning more about the word of God.  She works part time as a grant writer for Historic New England. For the rest of the time, she enjoys her two children, Ezra and Eleanor, and husband, Patrick; and her work at Christ Church with the marvelous children, families, and volunteers as we grow together in Christ.

  • Grace Chmura

    Parish Day School director

    978-468-7892

    gchmura@christchurchHW.org


    Originally from Ohio, Grace moved to South Hamilton when her father took a teaching position at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton. She graduated from Gordon College and went on to do a Masters at Northeastern. Grace started attending Christ Church with her husband, Greg, and children in 1993 and fell in love with the church and Day School.  Grace served on the Board while her three children attended the Day School, and, after years of running her own daycare and teaching at the local public schools, she accepted the Director position at the Day School in 2007.  Working at the Day School is a "dream job" for Grace, and she feels blessed to be able to spend every school day and Sundays on the beautiful Christ Church campus.  Grace has three children: Nathaniel, Hannah, and Benjamin.