Dear friends in Christ,
I am excited about my call to St. Peter’s. I am a lifelong Episcopalian who is passionate about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the transforming effect on our lives. I have been married for 29 years to the love of my life, Carole, and we have three children, ages 19 to 28. Two of them are in college and the third is the organist, choir director and director of Christian education at St. James’ Episcopal church in Collegeville. I have lived in this area for most of my life and graduated from Spring-Ford High School in 1985. I went to the Church of the Epiphany in Royersford for 30+ years and most recently attended St. James’ in Collegeville.

I am a fan of Philadelphia sports and enjoy rooting for all the teams, but truly think that no sport is as wonderful as baseball. I enjoy fishing and golf and have performed in numerous community theater productions and was the set designer and builder for several shows. I enjoy singing (baritone) and am looking forward to raising my voice in song to praise God with you! Prior to following my call to serve Jesus Christ as an ordained person, I had a lengthy, successful, career in information technology. My focus was on business intelligence and advanced analytics; most recently I was a managing director for a local consulting company in Blue Bell. I believe that I am called to serve St. Peter’s and to walk beside you in serving the risen Christ. I believe in a lifelong discernment of gifts and providing support for the use of those gifts. As assistant rector, I will have oversight on ministries with children, youth, and families.

I believe that all persons, no matter their age, have a gift to offer to the community and since our baptismal covenant recognizes children as full members of the body of Christ, we have the responsibility to do the same. I also believe that faith formation for all ages is the responsibility of the whole community and doesn’t happen only on Sundays. I look forward to exploring these ministries with you and serving the people of St. Peter’s Church in the Great Valley.

Chris Exley