The Rev. Andrew McQuery serves as Rector of Christ Church, Oberlin. Father Andy previously served as Associate Rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Salem Oregon, where his responsibilities included community outreach,
Christian formation for all ages, pastoral care, preaching, stewardship, and communication. Prior to ordination, Father Andy worked in finance and administrative support at
Nike, Inc., and at the Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund. He holds the Bachelor of Music and Master of Music from Manhattan School of Music; Master of Divinity from Yale University; and Diploma in Anglican Studies from Berkeley Divinity School (affiliate of Yale). Earlier, Father
Andy enjoyed a career as an opera singer, experience that serves him well as a coach in liturgical chant and in developing creative ways to worship with music. Click here to contact Father Andy.
Rev. Jane Trager has a Master’s Degree in Tudor/Stuart History from the University of Buffalo in Buffalo, N.Y., and has been at Christ Church since the mid-1980’s. For many years she was a reporter with The Chronicle-Telegram. She now serves as a Program Specialist working with drug addicts and alcoholics with the Lorain/Medina Community-Based Correctional Facility. Deacon Jane was ordained to the diaconate in 2010 thanks to the support of the Rev. Brian Wilbert and the congregation of Christ Church.
Jane loves her Kindle, books on ships and the sea, mysteries, and novels written by young and not so young Indian authors. She has lived for many years in Elyria with her dearest friend Amy, and is now joined by Amy’s brother, David, and Amy’s youngest daughter (and Jane’s youngest goddaughter) Mona, and Mona’s husband, Erik. Mona has recently returned from the Peace Corps, having been stationed in Guatemala where she met Erik, and is now working at as economic development officer for Lorain County.