Meet Our Clergy & Staff

Clergy

Fr Tim Clayton

Rector, email

Fr. Tim is husband, father, priest, and author. Tim grew up in North Carolina and went to UNC Chapel Hill; taught English in Budapest, Hungary, for a spell just after the Berlin Wall came down; graduated with high honors from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton; then was on staff at The Falls Church in northern Virginia, working with young adults and international mission partners. He and his wife, Cheryl, have founded two projects — one an ecumenical community in Maine focused around the intersection of Christian faith with care for the creation and for the poor, and the other a new Anglican church in North Carolina.

He has led mission or spiritual pilgrimage trips in more than a dozen countries on five continents. His hobbies include kayaking and cross-country skiing.

He lives with his wife, Cheryl, their three children, their effusive Bernese Mountain Dog, and their over-sized Ragdoll cat in Beverly Farms.

Fr Brian Barry

Assistant Rector and Director of Youth and Children’s Ministries, email

Fr. Brian leads our youth and children’s ministry teams, offers sacramental preparation for Baptism and Confirmation, and guides the formation/liturgical development for seminarians and new clergy. Fr. Brian completed his Master of Divinity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 2008 and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry at Gordon-Conwell with a focus in Ministry to Emerging Generations. Fr. Brian is trained and certified in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (the approach to children’s formation used at CTR) for children of all ages.

He has twelve years of experience in youth ministry. In his spare time, Fr. Brian enjoys gardening and training in Okinawan Karate, in which he currently holds a Fourth Degree Black Belt. He and his wife Jackie have three sons, Caedmon, Patrick, and Benen, who occasionally ride out of a church service on their father’s shoulders.

Fr Malcolm Reid

Assistant Rector and Director of Outreach, email

Fr. Malcolm was born and raised in New Zealand. He came to the U.S. in 1957 and is now a Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Gordon College, Wenham. He was ordained an Anglican priest In 2008, and has served Christ the Redeemer ever since.

Fr. Malcolm serves as the Chairman of the US Trustees of the Anglican Relief and Development Fund, Ambridge PA, and is an Examining Chaplain for the Anglican Diocese in New England. Since 2000 he has served on the board of Uganda Christian University Partners, Dallas, TX.

Closer to home, Fr. Malcolm enjoys serving on the Wenham Conservation Commission. He and Dolly, his artist wife of 50 years, enjoy sailing, collecting art, and being with their grandchildren.

Fr Ray Pendleton

Assistant Rector and Director of Pastoral Care and Healing Prayer, email

Dr. Pendleton, known to us as “Fr. Ray”, is a licensed Clinical Psychologist. He has recently retired as a full time faculty member at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary where he served for 44 years. He served as Professor of Pastoral  Care and Counseling and for many years as Director of the Mentored Ministry Program. With his colleague Dr. Pablo Polischuk established the Master of Arts in Counseling Program, where he served as director of that program until his retirement in June of 2017.  He remains at the Seminary as a Senior Professor. He is Chair of the Board of Lead Them Home,  a ministry to those who are concerned about issues of gender identity. He has also served on the board of Hagar’s Sisters, a ministry to women who are victims of domestic violence and abuse. He is a member of the American Psychological Association.

Fr. Ray’s interests include, cooking, golfing and spending time with his family; his wife Jan of 61 years, his two daughters and his four grandchildren who delight in keeping grandpa humble

Fr Scott Donis

Deacon, Chief Sacristan, email

Fr. Scott is a transplant to New England from the Wild West. He and his family moved to South Hamilton to attend Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary where Scott completed a Masters in New Testament and a Masters in Church History. A member of CTR since 2010, he has served in a variety of positions including assisting with Alpha and Marriage Alpha, teaching Adult Education, and serving in multiple roles around the altar.

Fr. Scott was ordained to the Deaconate in September of 2015. He continues to serve around the altar as well as with Fr. Ray on the Healing Ministry and Pastoral Care team.

Fr. Scott is a full time employee of Gordon-Conwell. He lives with his wife Sarah and their four children: Jonah, Abigail, Meghan, and Caitlin. In his free time he enjoys reading, playing games, hiking, camping, and learning to make food from scratch.

Dcn Adam Salter Gosnell

Curate, Communications Coordinator, email

Deacon Adam grew up in Illinois and in Arkansas, completed his undergraduate studies at Ouachita (WASH-i-taw) Baptist University (Arkadelphia, AR), and his graduate studies at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (S. Hamilton, MA). In the meantime, he’s held a variety of jobs, both pastoral and secular, from washing dishes to fixing computers.

Adam read for Holy Orders in the Diocese of New England and was ordained as a transitional deacon in December 2016. He is a bi-vocational minister, working also as a Product Specialist at Christian Book Distributors. He enjoys reading, coffee, and sweets. Adam lives in Wenham with his wife, Rebecca, and their son, Joseph.

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Dano Jukanovich

Director of Operations, email

Dano is new to Massachusetts, having spent most of his life in the greater Seattle area. Dano is married to Jennifer and father to Lian, Anna and Nathanael. He grew up in his faith through Young Life and mostly non-denominational churches, but was also active in Anglican and Free Methodist churches in Washington, D.C. and Seattle before coming to Christ the Redeemer in 2013. Early in his career, Dano served in the US Army and has since worked in finance, operations and general management in different businesses from large public companies to smaller family-owned firms. Part of that experience included him and his family living in Africa for four years where they started a consulting and private equity business aimed at helping grow businesses, expand employment and lift people out of poverty. Dano still travels frequently to Africa as he continues to oversee this work.

Daniel Jay McKinley

Minister of Music, Organist and Choirmaster, email

Dan has been the full-time Minister of Music at CTR since its inception in 2009, following similar positions at Christ Church of Hamilton and Wenham (11 years), and at First Christian Church, Columbus, IN (19 years). He graduated from Indiana University, received degrees in organ and church music, and was awarded the prestigious performer’s certificate in organ.

Dan has been dean of the Boston and Merrimack Valley chapters of the American Guild of Organists. His recording of Marcel Dupré’s music for organ and orchestra, “Dupré: Works for Organ, Vol. 3”, is on the Naxos label.

Jo Ann Buccigrosso

Lay Minister of Connections and Community, email

Jo Ann was raised in New England in a loving, Godly home. However, not until married with a family of her own did she search the Scriptures for herself and meet Jesus Christ as Lord. Through the ministry of women searching the Word together, she learned of the grace, forgiveness, healing, and freedom in Christ. For over 25 years, she has served in the ministry of Community Bible Study, as a leadership trainer and shepherd on a local, national, and international level.

Part of the CTR community since its inception, Jo Ann has served in the development of the 2:42 Small Group Ministry, on the Flower Guild, with Women’s Ministry, and Hospitality. She currently lives in Ipswich, with a changing family life as her two children are launched.  Solo Deo Gloria!

Valine Mullen

Lay Minister for Administration, email

Valine grew up in eastern Ohio and moved to the North Shore in 2013 to attend Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. She graduated in May 2016 with two Master’s of Arts in Old Testament and Biblical Languages. Some of Valine’s most formative years were spent in Greenville, South Carolina, where she attended Anderson University. While there, Valine grew a love for the Old Testament and a heart for discipleship, and plans to be a college professor in the future. She loves being outside, drinking coffee, reading and writing, and continually perfecting her secret cornbread recipe.

David Greening

Lay Minister for Administration, email

David manages the office, our property, and staff (other than clergy and worship roles). He also ensures that we have efficient processes for various administrative areas of our life together. He will develop and help implement strategy as we complete Phase I of our campus (updates to our existing property and paying down the mortgage) and move to Phase II (adding space for children’s ministry, classrooms, and offices).

David has been active in CTR since its inception and his many current activities include the Men’s Ministry and being an altar server.

Katy Fazio

Bookkeeper

Katy’s role as bookkeeper is to manage the day-to-day financial needs of the church. She ensures bills are paid in a timely manner (so the lights stay on!) and she finds opportunities for efficiency wherever possible.

Katy grew up in Revere, Massachusetts and graduated from Merrimack College with a degree in Business Administration and Accounting. She works at Non Profit Capital Management assisting nonprofits across Massachusetts with their bookkeeping needs. Katy is passionate about social justice, sustainable living, and vegetable gardening.

Karen O’Keefe

Verger and Liturgical Coordinator

In her role as Verger, Karen is to “protect the clergy from wild beasts and vagabonds”, as it has been defined. Perhaps she could more naturally accomplish this mounted on a horse, since she has always been around horses. She is a former horse trainer, barn manager, and veterinarian technician.  Karen now divides her time between two churches (CTR and Church of the Transfiguration, Indian River, MI), her grown family, and (of course) her beloved horse.

Julian Vance

Sexton

Julian cleans the church so it is ready for Sunday services and he also helps out with special events that happen in the church during the week.

Julian graduated from Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School and is studying architecture at Boston Architectural College.

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Justin Wirling

Sexton

Justin cleans the church so it is ready for Sunday services and he also helps out with special events that happen in the church during the week.

Justin is a homeschooler in his senior year of high-school. He loves music and traveling, and has lived and explored the Northshore all 18 years of his life.