Father Brian Chase


About Father Brian

Fr. Brian M. Chase is the Rector at Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church in Danvers, Massachusetts, where he has served for one year. Fr. Brian received a B.S. in Bible and Theology from Malone University in Canton, Ohio, and a M. Div from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 2010, with an emphasis in Anglican Studies. He was ordained a deacon by Bishop Bill Murdoch in June of 2010 in the ADNE, and was priested at the hands of Bishop Bill Ilgenfritz in December of 2010 in the MDAS. Fr. Brian planted All Saints Anglican Church in Canton, Ohio beginning in 2011, and in 2016 Fr. Brian became the rector at Church of the Good Shepherd in Wichita Falls, Texas in the EDFW. At the end of 2022, Fr. Brian received a call to return back to the North Shore to serve at Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church. Fr. Brian has been married to Amy Chase for 17 years, and together they have three children: Alaina, Alex, and Eli. Fr. Brian is interested in liturgics, patristics, hiking and cooking.

Father Malcolm Reid

Assisting Priest

About Father Malcom

Fr Malcolm chairs the Executive Outreach Team, which oversees the financial and relational support of CTR’s missions and outreach efforts. He serves on the diocesan level, on the board of Examining Chaplains, helping discern seminarians’ calls to the priesthood. He also serves on the provincial level, with the Anglican Relief and Development Fund. Since 2000 he has served on the board of Uganda Christian University Partners.

Fr Malcolm was born and raised in New Zealand. He came to the US in 1957, where he studied at Evangel College, and Gordon-Conwell. He then went to Edinburgh University for his PhD studies. For years, he taught Philosophy at Gordon College, and is now a Professor Emeritus. He was ordained an Anglican priest in 2008 and has served at CTR since.

In their free time, Fr Malcolm and his wife Dolly (herself an accomplished artist) enjoy sailing, collecting art, and being with their grandchildren.

Father Samuel Alberty

Assistant Rector

About Fr. Samuel

Fr. Samuel is the Assistant Rector at Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church, where he has served in several capacities for more than a decade. Born and raised in the empyreal woodlands of Minnesota, he has received a B.S. in Biblical Studies from Gordon College, a MDiv (summa cum laude) from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and a ThM in Historical Theology from Boston College. He was ordained to the Diaconate on the Feast of St Justin Martyr in 2019, and to the Holy Priesthood in January of 2022 at the hands of Bishop Andrew Williams. Prior to serving at Christ the Redeemer, Fr. Samuel was the Director of Worship at The Church of the Apostles (now Resurrection Church) in Hope Mills, NC, and spent several summers working at a bible school in Sweden with Torchbearers International. Fr. Samuel enjoys doing pretty much anything outside (running, biking, sitting silently…if he’s surrounded by trees, he’s happy), reading, wood carving, and working quotes from St Basil the Great into casual conversation.

Deacon Scott Donis

Parish Administrator


Dcn. Scott and his family moved from the Western United States to the North Shore to attend Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. During his time in Seminary, Dcn. Scott felt drawn toward Anglicanism and began attending CTR shortly after its formation in 2009. He was ordained to the deaconate in the Fall of 2015 and has served at both Christ the Redeemer and at St. Nicholas House in Brookline, NH. In his free time, Dcn. Scott enjoys watching movies, playing board games, learning and developing new skills, and making food from scratch. He and his wife, Sarah, have four children and one dog. He looks forward to the day he can take up bee keeping and raising chickens.

Lay Staff

Daniel Jay McKinley

Minister of Music | Choirmaster | Organist

About Dan

Daniel Jay McKinley has been full-time minister of music/organist & choirmaster of CTR since its founding in 2009. He held similar full-time positions at First Christian Church, Columbus, IN, 1978–1997; Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis, 1998 (interim assistant); and Christ Church of Hamilton / Wenham, MA, 1998–2009.

Raised in Borden, IN, Dan received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in organ and church music from the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, and was awarded its prestigious Performer’s Certificate. He played sousaphone in the IU marching band and was named the Outstanding Bandsman, but alas never got to the Rose Bowl. However, for 27 years he attended every IU home football game, and as an avid IU men’s basketball fan, he attended five NCAA Final Four championships.

With conductor David Bowden and the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, he has performed organ & orchestra works of Dupré, Elgar, Guilmant, Jongen, Poulenc, Rütti, Saint-Saëns, Strauss, and Widor. Their recording of Dupré’s music for organ & orchestra was released in 1998 on the Naxos label. Performances have been broadcast on the syndicated radio programs Performance Today, Pipedreams, and With Heart and Voice.

Since coming east, he has been dean, sub-dean, and registrar of the Boston chapter, American Guild of Organists, and served on the executive committee for the 2014 AGO national convention. He also was dean and sub-dean of the Merrimack Valley chapter.

Dan is married to Tess, an English teacher and professional actress. He shares her love for theater and serves as music director for Imago Stage Company, which she directs. They hope to attend all the Shakespeare plays; he has two more to go.

Andrea Kelly

Director of Children’s Ministry


Andrea has been at CTR since it was founded and has been part of the children’s ministry helping to implement Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for ages NB-12 years old.

She is trained in Levels I,II, and III and has a BA in Psychology from Gordon College and an Masters in Early childhood/special needs from Lesley College(now University).

Andrea is a semi-retired garden designer and when she is not in someone else’s garden she is in her own garden of almost an acre. She lives in Ipswich with her husband, Tom and Wheaten Terrier, Pax.

Wes Buckley

Youth Minister


Dipen Patel

Senior Warden


After spending his childhood in India, Dipen, along with his family, moved to the Boston area. He attended Boston University School of Management, graduating with dual concentrations in Finance and Accounting. After getting his start in investment banking and private equity, Dipen currently works as Senior Vice President – Finance and Supply Chain for a distribution company. He recently moved back to the North Shore area with his wife and four children. He is thankful to be worshipping at CTR again, where he and his wife were married over a decade ago.

Mark Hanchett

Junior Warden


After nearly thirty years as an Episcopalian, Mark became an Anglican in 2003 and has been loving the Anglican church ever since. He enjoyed a long career in education and administration, as a teacher of English, Bible, and math, and as a principal of three different high schools. He has lived and worked on both coasts, from California to Maryland. Mark and his wife Anne moved to the North Shore from Annapolis, MD in 2014 to be near three of their five children and enjoy the company of all of their grandchildren. They’ve been worshipping at CTR ever since, and particularly love singing in our choir. Mark loves the great and enduring music of the church. When he isn’t singing, you might find Mark organizing odds and ends around our church, or woodworking in his basement while listening to classical music.

Sarah Skinner



A native of Northern California, Sarah has lived on the North Shore for 18 years now and still finds herself occasionally confounded by the roads and drivers of Massachusetts. Sarah holds a master’s degree in violin performance and works as a freelance violinist as well as a violin teacher. In between renditions of Brahms symphonies or “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star,” she is busy raising and homeschooling four daughters. She attends the 11 am service at CTR with her daughters, but her husband Nathan is conspicuously absent, as he is director of music at Park Street Church in Boston. Sarah grew up in a contemporary evangelical church, and now delights in discovering the traditions of liturgy and the celebration of the Church year. She is particularly passionate about implementing Church year observations and celebrations in the home. She and her family reside in Danvers, in a 100-year-old house perpetually in need of renovations.

Andy French



Andy has been at CTR since the beginning in 2009. He has served on Finance Advisory Committee since that time. He previously served on Vestry as an at-large member from 2010-2011 and as treasurer from 2011-2019. Andy is an avid long time member of the CTR choir. He lives in Lexington and is a proud father and grandfather to three children and two grandchildren.

Leanne Duncan



Leanne grew up in CA and moved to Massachusetts in 1988. At the urging of members Linda Preston and Adam Rick, she began attending Christ The Redeemer in 2012. Its rich liturgy and community are the anchors which have bonded her to this fellowship of believers in Christ’s Kingdom. During leisure time, she enjoys gathering with family and friends, plus the occasional road trip to Rumney, NH and Lancaster County, PA.

Laurie Matson



Laurie and her husband, Jon, came to Christ the Redeemer with the beachhead team in 2009, and helped to form the Welcome Committee. She continues to serve on the usher/counting team. After Jon suddenly died of heart failure in 2017, it became Laurie’s mission to bear witness to God’s leading through the unthinkable. For the first six years Laurie was a Synod delegate. During covid, Laurie participated in two successive Alpha courses online.

Laurie often hosts potluck/singing fellowship group in her home in Essex. She is a “pretend” gardener and gets easily carried away. Laurie reads only non-fiction and is deeply interested in our illustrious Bishop genealogy along with others in her large, extended, gift of family.

Kristin Peppler



Kristin attended Christ Church prior to joining Christ the Redeemer in 2009. She lives in Hamilton with her husband Charlie and is mother to four daughters, Sara, Grace, Eve and Helen. She is honored to have the opportunity to serve on the vestry during this important time in our church.

Janet Potts



Janet grew up in NJ and MD, but came to Massachusetts to attend Gordon College. And she never left, not only MA, but Gordon, where she has been working ever since she graduated. Janet was part of the split from Christ Church and has been at CTR ever since its founding. Her main ministry at CTR is singing in the choir, but when choir is on vacation you can find Janet in the nursery. Outside of work and church, Janet loves doing genealogical research, combining her loves of history and stories.

Peter Smick



Peter retired in the spring of 2012 after a 22-year tenure as head of school and a total of 35 years in the field of secondary education.  An Episcopalian for most of his adult life, he, along with his wife Allegra, began attending Christ the Redeemer Church at the time of its founding in 2009 and served as Senior Warden from 2013 to 2017.  Peter grew up in the Midwest near St. Louis.  He and Allegra have also lived in Jordan, Germany, and France but since 1972 have made their home on the North Shore.  They now occupy an empty nest in Beverly.  Their four children—three daughters and a son—are married and living in places as close as Groveland and Providence and as faraway as Birmingham, Alabama and Los Angeles.  They have three granddaughters and four grandsons between the ages of 16 years and six months.  Peter and Allegra love to travel, and retirement has afforded them the opportunity to visit many of the destinations on their ever expanding bucket list—including in Africa, South America, and Eastern Europe.  Peter keeps busy with reading and writing projects, fixing stuff, and the endless pursuit of digitizing his lifelong collection of 35mm slides!  His aspiration for our Church is that we proclaim the Good News of Christ—His Truth and His redeeming love—in such a compelling way that people in need of Christ will hear of us and be drawn to our doors.

Chaz Woodstock



Having grown up in Gig Harbor, Washington, Chaz carries with him a deep-seated love for the west coast, but has developed a love of the North Shore after living here for over a decade. Chaz holds a bachelor’s degree from Gordon College, where he double-majored in music and economics. The economics degree probably helped him realize that getting a day job in something other than music wasn’t a bad idea, so today he works in software, overseeing the software implementation services team at Veracross – but still loves playing the piano whenever he gets a chance. He and his wife Jillian live in Georgetown with their three young children.