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St. Christopher's Episcopal
 Church Staff 
Deacon Leslie "Fergie" Horvath 
Deacon
 
Fergie Horvath has participated in outreach experiences in her hometown of Spartanburg: Cumberland, Tennessee; White Horse, SouthDakota; New York City after 9/11;  Ecuador; Haiti; and Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina. She led several mission trips to Alabama after the tornado outbreak of April 2011, and a trip to Staten Island, NY after Hurricane Sandy. Fergie has completed Efm and in the Diocese has served as Convocational Deacon as well as on the Matthew 25, Bishop’s Search and Diaconal Formation Committees. Fergie also has experience as a retreat leader, a quiet day facilitator, and Christian Formation teacher. Her current focus is on identifying the gifts of others so that they can use those gifts in outreach for the benefit of the Kingdom of God. Fergie is a volunteer chaplain for the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office.
Anita Bruhnke 

Parish Administrator

Anita has attended St. Christopher's for over two decades.  She is a choir member, a bell choir member, an altar guild member, a lector, a bible study 2:42 group  member, and helps knit prayer shawls. Anita is also a member of the Mission and Communications committees. She and her husband John have two sons, Nick and Jack, who were raised and confirmed at St. Christopher's.

Anne Denbow 
Director of Liturgical Arts
 
Anne selects music for services, sings, directs the choir, plays the piano, trains lectors and is responsible for dramatic presentations for services and Christian Formation. Previously, Anne was Director of Music at Church of the Holy Cross, Simpsonville, SC and she held several positions at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Pawley’s Island. Anne has taught at the college level in Ohio and South Carolina.  Earlier experiences include work in theaters in the US and cruise ships around the world.  She currently teaches voice and related subjects at Converse College, The Lawson Academy and USC-Upstate, in addition to maintaining a private studio.  
 
Margaret Hopper 
Organist

Margaret Hopper grew up in the Moravian church in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.  She began playing organ at age 11 and has been involved with church music ever since. She graduated with honors from Syracuse University with BM and MM degrees in Organ Performance. Margaret sings with the Spartanburg Festival Chorus. Her hope is that through her music persons are drawn close to God.

Meredith Lockamy 

Director of Children's Ministries

Meredith serves the young children of St. Christopher's through Sunday School lessons, crafts, and play. She was born and raised in Statesville, NC as one of four children. She attended East Carolina University and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health Studies with a concentration in Community Health Education. Meredith moved to Spartanburg to work with at-risk youth through the Spartanburg Housing Authority. A graduate of the Master of Arts in Teaching program at Converse College, Meredith teaches science at Carver Middle School. She is married to choir regular, Adam.

Kathy Ruchala 

Sexton

Kathy Ruchala is a Spartanburg native who graduated from Spartanburg High School. She is the mother of two boys, aged 25 and 23. She brings a wealth of experience to St. Christopher’s from her time in retail and customer service. Wanting to reap the benefits of her own experience and knowledge, she started her own cleaning business in 2001 and currently has approximately 20 clients, both individual and commercial. She began working at St. Christopher’s in March of 2014. She is easy going, enjoys working at the church, and brings joy with her when she enters the room. St. Christopher’s is blessed to have such a diligent, take charge kind of person to care for its facilities. Kathy is a big recycler and is currently engrossed in restoring her 100-year-old house, one room at a time.

  St. Christopher's Episcopal Church
St. Christopher's Episcopal Church reveals the light of Christ as a beacon of love in the world.

400 Dupre Drive (next to Spartanburg High School)
Spartanburg, SC 29307
864-585-2858
FAX 864-585-0799

EMAIL office@stchrisonline.org

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