In the Anglican tradition, the priesthood is open to men and women, married or single, who have earned the Master of Divinity degree, completed a series of courses for ordinands, and gone through the discernment process.
The clergy of Christ Church consists of ordained priests and deacons, each of whom serves a staff function in addition to the role as pastor to our congregation.
The Rev. Canon Paul Donison
Rector of Christ Church
Fr. Paul is passionate about seeing ordinary Christians equipped for ministry through intentional discipleship and enjoys nothing more in his vocational life than teaching and preaching God’s Word. Prior to Christ Church, he served as Rector of parishes in Ottawa, Northern British Columbia, New Brunswick, and Eastern Ontario. Fr. Paul is married to his wife Monika and they have four daughters, Anabel, Sophie-Jane, Erika, and Kirralee.
The Rev. Tripp Prince
Tripp serves as the Associate Rector of Christ Church. In addition to overseeing Adult and Family Ministry programs and staff, Tripp helps equip parents in their efforts to foster holy habits of faith in their children’s lives. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Kennesaw State University, a master’s degree from Regent College, and is currently pursuing doctoral studies in family ministry and catechesis at Nashotah House. Tripp and his wife Rachel have two daughters and one son.
The Rev. Jeff Rawn
Marriage & Pastoral Care
Jeff oversees our Marriage Preparation and Marriage Enrichment programs. He completed seminary studies at Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry and was ordained to the priesthood in 2000.
The Rev. Taylor Ishii
Director of Student Ministry
Taylor leads our Student Ministry team that serves middle school and high school students. He graduated from Wheaton College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical and Theological Studies and also graduated with a Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary. Taylor was ordained a Priest in April 2016.
The Rev. Carol Brooks
Support Groups & Crisis Care
Carol leads our Congregational Care Ministries which includes Grief Recovery, Divorce Care, Financial Peace University, Prayer Ministry, Lay Eucharistic Ministry to the Ill and Infirm, and funerals. She graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and earned a degree in ministry from the Anglican School of Theology in Dallas, TX. She completed training as a Pastoral Care Specialist at the Pastoral Counseling and Education Center in Dallas, TX under the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. She serves as a Chaplain with Victim Relief Ministries. Carol was ordained as a Deacon of the church in 2004.
The Rev. Toni Brown
Director of Finance
Toni provides leadership in the business affairs of Christ Church including finance and budgeting, funds management, statistics, and membership database applications. She also oversees human resources’ payroll, benefits and policies and procedures. Toni is also an ordained Deacon on our staff and provides pastoral and ministry leadership in several areas of ministry. She is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a BSBA in Finance and a Master’s of Professional Accountancy. She was ordained as a Deacon of the Church in August 2006. She is also a graduate of the Anglican School of Theology and has a Master’s of Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary.
The Rev. Bryan Biba
Curate for Adult Discipleship
Bryan serves as the Curate for Adult Discipleship overseeing education, membership, and small group ministries. He graduated from Wheaton College (IL) with a B.A. in Political Science and M.A. in Theology. Bryan also earned an M.Div with a certificate in Anglican Studies from Duke Divinity School in Durham, NC. He previously served as Curate at St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Tallahassee, FL where we was ordained to the diaconate in 2015. He and his wife Laura enjoy cooking good food and reading old books.