This is the announcement you all have been waiting for! It is certainly the announcement the search committee has been dying to make. The vestry and search committee are thrilled to announce that we have unanimously called the The Reverend Dr. William Lupfer as our Priest-in-Charge at Christ Church. Reverend Lupfer comes to Christ Church with impeccable credentials. He served six years as Rector of Trinity Church-Wall Street in New York City where he presided over one of the most iconic churches in the country, led a staff of over 250, increased the parish’s assets by $2 billion, and oversaw the largest grants program in the Anglican Communion. Before serving as rector of Trinity-Wall Street, Reverend Lupfer served for ten years as Dean of Trinity Cathedral in Portland, Oregon. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado, Yale University, and Seabury-Western Seminary. He is well-known and highly regarded throughout the Episcopal Church and Anglican Communion, and we are confident that his gifts and talents will be a blessing to our parish. Bill comes to Christ Church with his wife, Kimiko. They have two grown children we hope will visit often as they are skiers!
During the search process, Bill was clear that he intends to retire at the end of 2023. As we considered the opportunities (and challenges) that Christ Church is facing over the next couple of years, the phenomenal skills and experience that Bill possesses in helping churches set direction and achieve growth, the perfection of this match became apparent.
As our fellow parishioners know, this has been a long search process. One that has been undertaken prayerfully and with seriousness of purpose. We were blessed with an abundance of faithful, talented candidates. While his tenure with Christ Church will be finite, we enthusiastically believe he is uniquely gifted to lead our parish where we believe God is calling us to go.
Bill’s first Sunday at Christ Church will be September 19.
Below is a video that Bill has prepared to introduce himself.