Leadership

Clergy

Ben Sharpe

Rector

ben@christchurchws.org

About Fr. Ben
The Rev Ben Sharpe has been a follower of Jesus since 1978, serving in pastoral ministry since 1987. He received his undergraduate degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and his MDiv from the Divinity School at Duke University.

The Bible is the foundation for Ben’s personal faith and public ministry. He loves church history and the teaching of the Early Church Fathers, both of which are building blocks for his teaching and preaching. Ben has a passion for implementing life-long catechesis (systematic discipleship training). He is also deeply involved in forming a new generation of ordained Anglican leaders via the Simeon Fellowship program of Christ Church.

Ben and Lisa have been married for 36 years. They are the proud parents of three beautiful adult daughters and have three grandchildren. He is an avid backpacker and hiker, and in keeping with the great tradition of the Reformation (e.g. Katie Luther), Ben also brews his own beer.

Above all things Ben loves the Lord Jesus Christ and desires to glorify him in all things.

Jim Reed

Deacon, Minister of Music & Students

jim@christchurchws.org

What is your role at Christ Church?
I serve as a Deacon, lead music weekly, mentor and disciple students, serve in the food pantry, among many other things.

Family
I am married to Michelle and have three beautiful (“grown up”) daughters, along with some beautiful grandchildren.

Chris Borah

Deacon, Curate

chris@christchurchws.org

What is your role at Christ Church?
My role is to soak up as much ministry wisdom from our clergy and staff. I serve the church in the areas of communications, preaching, serving at the table, reading the gospel, music, and other miscellanies.

Family
I’ve been married to Jodee since June 2006, and we have 3 (young & wild) rugrats. We enjoy playing soccer, being loud, chess, and Super Mario, all while balancing the joy and insanity of marriage and parenting.

What are your other interests/hobbies?
My primary hobby these days is parenting, playing pick-up soccer games on the block, woodworking, chess, re-reading C.S. Lewis, and watching movies/The Office/Parks & Rec/other shows with my bride.

What is your education/work background?
I have a B.S. in Computer Information Systems, and a Master of Divinity from SBTS. My past professional experience is in advertising and web design, and recently I served as an associate pastor in South Texas.

Ann Orgeron

Deacon

ann@christchurchws.org

What is your role at Christ Church?
I assist Fr. Ben in whatever he needs me for. I also do my best to respond to my calling to ‘be there’ for parishioners who have a need, and to reach out to the community living out Jesus’ Love in me.

Family
I was widowed summer of ’15. I have 3 wonderful grown children, and 3 wonderful grown step children, and 12 grandchildren. I am caregiver for my 94 year old mother.

What are your other interests/hobbies?
I love to walk, travel, garden, and sew.

What is your education/work background?
I attended college at East Texas State University; was graduated from Trinity Seminary in Ambridge, PA, through extension courses, in divinity, through the Diocese of the Rio Grande. I was ordained a permanent Deacon in 2006 at St. John’s Cathedral, Albuquerque, NM.

David George

Assisting Priest

david@christchurchws.org

About Fr. David
I was raised in a conservative holiness Christian home. I came to know and accept the Lord Jesus Christ as an adolescent. I was confirmed and my wife was reaffirmed in the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida. Both my wife and I had glorious re-awakenings of our faith as a result of attending Cursillo in the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida. I was ordained to the Diaconate in The Episcopal Church 1991; I was received into and ordained as Priest in the Charismatic Episcopal Church in 2005. I transferred into ACNA in Oct. 2016 and was received as priest in Diocese of Christ Our Hope Dec. 2016.

I currently participate in public worship on a regular basis. Regular worship with fellow Christians is a necessary time of refreshment and reinfusion of the Holy Spirit. Times of praise in prayer and song are very meaningful. I look forward to the spoken word from the Lord via preaching. Most importantly is the Holy Eucharist. To me it is a necessary meal of spiritual nourishment, healing and encouragement. Jesus; presence in the bread and wine is a very real event for me. If I don’t have the Eucharist I become malnourished and weak.

My calling is well represented by the song Here I Am Lord (The Servant Song) and the Prayer of Self Dedication found on p 832 of the BCP. I have the gift of compassion and empathy; especially for the elderly. I have strong administrative and organizational abilities.

Sara and I have been married 42 years; have two adult children and four grandsons. We are care givers for my parents (87 and 89 years old). We also have custody of our 16 year old grandson. My hobbies include wood working, vegetable gardening and reading. We currently conduct weekly Holy Eucharist for shut in ladies.

My professional career includes having worked as a professional in Human Resources. My strongest assets there were serving as the Employee Relations Manager (non-union). While serving at Prison Fellowship Ministries, I recruited, trained and coordinated hundreds of Christian volunteers to minister to prisoners, ex-prisoners and their families. My leadership within the church has gone from Vestry Senior Warden, Parish Administrator, Deacon in Charge of a mission congregation to Priest. Some of the most significant leaders in my life have been Charles Colson and Rt. Rev. Herbert Edmondson.

Staff

Lisa Breeding

Church Administator

info@christchurchws.org

Betsy Pace

Children’s Minister

children@christchurchws.org

Kevin Gerbrandt

Simeon Fellow

kevin@christchurchws.org

Claire Ketner

Nursery Coordinator

nursery@christchurchws.org

Lewisville Parish

Keith Huffman

Vicar, CCLP

keith@christchurchws.org

What is your role at Christ Church?
I am the Vicar and Planting Priest of Christ Church Lewisville Parish.

Family
I’ve been married to Dana Beckner Huffman for 18 years. She has been my best friend and high school sweetheart since we first met in 1990. We have 2 children: Keira who is six and Luke Samuel who is one. We live on what was my Grandparent’s property in Lewisville where we greatly enjoy the slower pace of life that comes with the winding roads, fields, and creeks of the rural Lewisville area.

What are your other interests/hobbies?
My primary hobby is working on and around our homestead. I love gardening, building things large and small, fishing, shooting, and messing with about anything that runs, flies, floats, shoots, or makes noise. At the same time I have a very eclectic reading interest in classical works, theology, cultural matters, and the Church Fathers.

What is your education/work background?
I have a A.S. in Business Administration from Forsyth Technical Community College, a B.S, in The History of Ideas and Biblical Studies from Southeastern College in Wake Forest, and a Masters of Divinity in Advanced Biblical Studies and Biblical Languages from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. I was ordained a Deacon in the Anglican Church in 2011 and ordained as a Priest in 2012. I have owned and operated my own business as a successful contractor in the past and have worked in a variety of leadership positions over the years in various organizations and institutions.

Jesus Dominguez

Assisting Priest, Military Chaplaincy Liaison

jesus@christchurchws.org

What is your role at Christ Church?
I am under the direct mentorship of our Rector and Assistance Rector. As a Military Chaplaincy Liaison and Navy Chaplain, I am the link between those interested in Military Chaplaincy and the Special Jurisdiction of the Armed Forces and Chaplaincy of the ACNA.

Family
My wife Alyssa and our teenage daughter Anna are both from Kazakhstan, but have lived in the USA for over 10 years. I was born in Venezuela and moved to the USA at the early age of 12. At our home you may hear us speak in Russian, Spanish, English, and some times even some Japanese! All three of us are full time students and absolutely love a day under the sun at the beach, pool, or lake.

What are your other interests/hobbies?
My primary hobby is learning about our faith and other cultures. I also love helping the needy, particularly orphans. My family and I love traveling even if just a day trip.

What is your education/work background?
I have a BS in International Business, Transportation & Logistics, and a minor in Finances. I am currently working on a Master in Divinity with a Pastoral Care & Counseling concentration. I joined the Marine Corps in July 1998 and left the Corps in July 2013 as a Captain in order to attend Seminary and become a Navy Chaplain. I now hold a Commission in the Navy, awaiting graduation from Seminary when, God willing, I will be allowed to become a Navy Chaplain. My projected date of graduation from Seminary is Fall of 2017.

Dana Huffman

Children’s Minister, CCLP

dana@christchurchws.org