About Us: Staff
Pastor Sandy Chilese
Formerly a member of All Saints of the Desert, was ordained in 2015. She served as Vicar at Saints Philip & James (Morenci), Assisting Priest at St. Augustine's (Tempe), and the Priest-in-Charge at St. Alban's (Wickenburg). She has been preaching and helping at Church of the Advent (Sun City West).
Before answering God’s call to the clergy, Sandy served as the Volunteer Services Director at Arrowhead hospital for almost 14 years where she managed a team of 250+ member volunteers -- mostly retirement age and successfully integrated high school and college students into the mix as well -- in more than 20 departments throughout the hospital contributing, on average, 40,000 hours annually. She was the Administrative Assistant at St. John the Baptist in Glendale.
Doreen joined St. Christopher's in 2012. She reports to the Vicar. She prepares and publishes the weekly bulletins, Wednesday Eucharist readings and special service bulletins, and publishes the monthly Lantern, and other publications; maintains the parish files; answers the phone, responds to general email, and greets visitors; processes and mails checks and ensures that paperwork is promptly filed; coordinates building use; and maintains and orders office supplies.
Minister of Music
Don joined St. Christopher's in 2018. Don, with our Vicar, selects all music for services, performs at all services, directs and coordinates the choir, and coordinates outside groups performing including the West Valley Wind Ensemble, Sonoran Sounds Women's Chorale, and Strings & Things.
Arturo joined St. Christopher's in 2016. He keeps our building and grounds clean and orderly; sets up church spaces for use as needed. He keeps the Parish Administrator, Vicar, and Wardens advised of concerns about the condition and maintenance of buildings and grounds.