Meet our Co-Rectors

In February, our Vestry elected to call The Reverend Christian and The Reverend Jodi Baron, to lead our parish into the next phase of mission and ministry as Episcopalians in Manistee County. They will lead us as Co-Rectors, meaning that they will share in the leadership of the parish priest duties. They also serve as Co-Rectors of St. Philip's Episcopal Church, in Beulah, MI, where they live with their three daughters (14, 13, and 11), several chickens, and wonderful Labraheeler, Daisy.

Fr. Christian and Mthr. Jodi celebrated their first Sunday with us on February 23, 2020, just a few weeks before COVID-19 sheltered the country in place for several months. 

 

This is the congregation’s first Co-Rectorship in its history of mission and ministry with the people of Manistee County.

Fr. Christian

Father Christian was ordained to the Sacred Order of Priests in December of 2014 at Grace Episcopal Church, Holland MI, by the Right Reverend Whayne Hougland, Bishop Diocesan of The Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan. He served Grace Church for two years as curate, and has been serving as Co-Rector of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, Beulah, MI since August of 2016.

A native Michigander, Father Christian received the call to the priesthood after serving the church and world in various occupations ranging from non-profits, restaurant work, social work, para-church ministries, and youth ministry within the context of a congregation. Alumni of Allendale High School, ‘94, Father Christian holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Youth Ministry and Bible from Kuyper College (Grand Rapids, MI) and a Master’s of Divinity Degree from Seminary of the Southwest (Austin, TX), with an emphasis in Hispanic Church Ministries.

Mthr. Jodi

Mother Jodi was ordained to the Sacred Order of Priests in December of 2014 at Grace Episcopal Church, Holland MI, by the Right Reverend Whayne Hougland, Bishop Diocesan of The Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan. She served Grace Church for two years as curate, and has been serving as Co-Rector of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, Beulah, MI since August of 2016.

A native Michigander, Mother Jodi received the call to the priesthood after serving the church and world in various occupations ranging from non-profits, restaurant work, health care, and youth ministry within the context of a congregation. Alumni of Traverse City (Central), ‘95, Mother Jodi holds a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Sociology (emphasis in Race & Gender Relations) and and a minor in Spanish from Grand Valley State University (Allendale, MI) and a Master’s of Divinity Degree from Seminary of the Southwest (Austin, TX), with an emphasis in Hispanic Church Ministries.

The Church of the Holy Trinity

410 2nd St.

Manistee, MI 49660

(231) 723-2078

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