Patrick Wildman | Senior Pastor

Without a doubt, being a part of Christ Church is one of the greatest blessings of my entire life. I became a part of the staff in 2000, was ordained a priest in 2005, and was named the Senior Pastor in 2008.

As with everyone in our community, my role as Senior Pastor is multifaceted – too much so to describe it all in one sentence. But to put it succinctly, my role is to lead, preach, and teach so that Christ Church is able to live more fully into our Vision and Values. I also lead the other clergy, staff, and the Parish Council. In addition, I serve on the Executive Leadership Team for our Diocese, Churches for the Sake of Others.

I am married to Stephanie, and we have two wonderful daughters. Beyond my family and Christ Church, I have a few other interests. People who know me would immediately say that I am passionate about Alabama football (Roll Tide!), KU basketball (Rock Chalk!), and walleye fishing. This trio operates as my personal, liturgical (a customary repertoire of ideas, phrases, or observances) calendar: fall and early winter are dedicated to the Tide; winter and early spring are for the Jayhawks; and spring into early summer is for planning and executing my yearly Canadian walleye fishing trip. Then it’s time to do it all over again. Brilliant!