The Very Rev. Christopher A. Pappas brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Christ Church Cathedral. He grew up in the Greek Orthodox Church and was later received into the Episcopal Church. Chris was ordained deacon in the Episcopal Diocese of Eau Clair and a priest in the Anglican Diocese of Edmonton where he most recently served as the rector of Holy Trinity Anglican Church and Diocesan Archdeacon for Congregational Development.
Because of this rich background in the wider church, Chris is a strong proponent of ecumenism and interfaith activities. He also has a deep love and reverence for the mystery of our faith and the rich liturgy and symbolism of the Anglican Church.
In his time as an Anglican priest, Chris has served as a regional dean and a member of executive council; he has been involved in church growth and has served on various church and community committees. He has an MDiv. from Yale Divinity School and recently completed a Doctor of Ministry in Congregational Studies at Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkley, California.
He is an avid reader of Science Fiction and Fantasy, as well as enjoying history and current events. Although retired from rugby and riding a motorcycle, he still enjoys yoga, cardio and weight training, bike riding, squash, snowshoeing as well as other physical activities. Chris is a fan of Monty Python, the New York Yankees, the Boston Celtics, and the University of Connecticut Huskies basketball teams and a soccer fan. Chris has acted in a number of Fringe Productions at Holy Trinity where he also hosted their monthly Open Stage. He is active in promoting the Arts, supporting artists and providing good, life affirming art for the community.
Christ Church Cathedral gathers, worships, and serves on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and Səl̓ilwətaʔɬ nations