OUR LEADERSHIP

We strive to create a welcoming community for all church visitors.

Call Christ Church at 215-922-1695

Christ Church Staff 

  • The Reverend Susan Richardson, Interim Rector
    ext. 25 | Email Susan
  • The Reverend Carol Anthony, Interim Associate Rector
    ext. 22 | Email Carol
  • The Reverend Palmer Hartl, Parish Associate
    ext. 21 | Email Palmer
  • Cecilia Wagner, Church Administrator
    ext. 21 | Email Cecilia
  • Parker Kitterman, Organist & Music Director
    ext. 27 | Email Parker
  • Robin Parke, Godly Play & Children's Minister
    Email Robin
  • Patrick McCue, Sexton
    ext. 38 | Email Patrick
  • Christ Church Preservation Trust Staff

    • Barbara Hogue, Executive Director
      ext. 29 | Email Barbara
    • Hannah Opdenaker, Associate Director
      ext. 28 | Email Hannah
    • Hannah Wallace, Director of Public Engagement
      ext. 32 | Email Hannah
    • John Hopkins, Director of Operations & Burial Ground Coordinator
      ext. 33 | Email John
    • Vince Lattuca, Director of Marketing & Special Projects
      ext. 26 | Email Vince
    • Carol Smith, Archivist
      ext. 34 | Email Carol

    Our Clergy

    Susan Richardson, Interim Rector

    The Rev. Susan Richardson, Ph.D., received her M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary, her Certificate in Anglican Studies from Virginia Theological Seminary, and was ordained a priest at Christ Church in 2006, serving as Assistant through late 2010.  After stepping away to serve as an interim rector in New Jersey, she went "back to the future," returning to Christ Church in 2014, serving as Associate, shifting into the role of Interim Rector in June 2022.  She works with all the ministries of Christ Church, including the vibrant young adult and wedding ministries, with particular passions for preaching and teaching.  Susan has an interest in spirituality and work, having written about meaning and workplace for the Philadelphia NPR affiliate WHYY on her blog Human at Work and done editing for the Faith & Work Initiative at Princeton University. From 2020-2022, she was an inaugural member of the Mayoral Commission on Faith-Based and Interfaith Affairs under Mayor Kenney's Office of Public Engagement.  Susan’s a member of the 2016 Core Class of Leadership Philadelphia and a 2008 Episcopal Church Foundation fellow for work with children with learning differences.  Since 2012, she has also been adjunct faculty at The College of New Jersey, teaching "World Religions" and "History and Theology of Christianity" and, for spring 2022, was a preceptor at Princeton University for the class "Business Ethics: Succeeding Without Selling Your Soul."  Within the Diocese of Pennsylvania, she serves as a consultant to clergy in times of transition or conflict, seeing it as an opportunity for insight, growth, and health.  Susan is a mom whose default line is still "Did you wash your hands?” (he's grown now); she practices yoga and is grateful for John Oliver, Trevor Noah, and Nancy Drew. (Thanks to the beautiful Philippe Salomon for the photo.)

    Carol Anthony, Interim Associate Rector

    The Rev Carol Anthony has served more than twenty-five years as priest in the Episcopal Church mostly in Philadelphia. A 1996 graduate of General Theological Seminary (of the Episcopal Church) in New York City, she has worked in a variety of positions including Assistant Priest at Christ Church from 2001 to 2009. Her experience includes large and small parish ministry, serving on the bishop’s staff in the Diocese of Pennsylvania, and working with local nonprofits in Philadelphia, Mississippi, and North Carolina. Serving Christ in the world beyond the walls of Sunday morning is where she finds vocational joy and meaning. Acknowledging God in all persons and things keeps her engaged in the life of the church, especially through community engagement, pastoral care, and spiritual connectedness. Returning to Christ Church, a vibrant and open community of faith, is pure karma. All good. Carol is the blessed parent of Rachel, a recent college graduate and commissioned officer in the United States Navy.

    Palmer Hartl, Parish Associate​

    The Rev. Palmer Hartl has served as a priest associate at Christ Church since 1999. Volunteering his time, Palmer brings a rich experience from a career in management, psychotherapy, and organizational consulting. Reach Palmer by calling the parish office at 215-922-1695 ext. 21


    The Vestry