St. Christopher's Episcopal Church



The Reverend Brian W. McGurk, Rector

Brian McGurk has served as the Rector of St. Christopher’s Church, Chatham, since 2003, and as the Dean of the Cape Cod and Islands Deanery (2004–14).
In the Diocese of Virginia he was the Chairman (of the Board) of the Peter Paul (Children and Youth) Development Center (Richmond); Co-chair of the Virginia Diocesan Commission for South African Partnership; a member of the Overseas Mission Committee and the Diocesan Executive Board. He has led and participated in several mission trips to South Africa and Kenya, and is a graduate of Trinity College and Yale University Divinity School. He is married to Diane, for many years a director at both Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and Stanford University Hospital. She is now employed by Cape Cod Health Care. Jointly they have seven children and six grandchildren.

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The Reverend Doctor John Martiner, Priest Associate

John Martiner retired in 2006, completing 42 years in parish ministry. He served as rector of churches in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Rochester, New York and retired from Christ Church Christiana Hundred in Greenville (Wilmington), Delaware. He has served as Chairman of the Commission on Ministry and President of the Standing Committee in various Dioceses, member of the Board of Trustees at Berkeley-Yale Divinity School and president of a family service association. He completed advanced work in Clinical Pastoral Education. John is a graduate of Berkeley-Yale Divinity School and holds a Doctorate in Ministry from Hartford Seminary. His major interests are liturgy, including preaching, and ethics, church administration and teaching. He and his wife, Betty, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2015.