Worship with us on Sundays at 7:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Children’s Sunday School offered at 11 a.m. Mid-day prayers are at noon on Wednesdays!
(A nursery staffed by a certified and licensed preschool teacher is provided during the entire 11 a.m. service).
Our New Rector: The Vestry is pleased to announce that The Rev. Katherine “Kate” Heichler has accepted the call to be Rector of Christ Church, La Plata and Christ Church, Wayside. She is expecting to start in early February.
Rev. Heichler has been a priest since February 2004. In addition to her M. Div. from Yale Divinity School, she has a D. Min from Hartford Seminary with a focus on Missional Church Studies and Church growth.
We would also like to introduce you to our supply priest team who have enthusiastically agreed to provide our spiritual leadership during the future transition to a new rector.
The Rev. Patty Alexander
The Rev. Patty Alexander was ordained in 2001 and since that time has served as both a parish priest in the Diocese of New York and a school chaplain in the Diocese of Washington. She currently ministers to middle and upper school students, parents, and faculty at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, Maryland, where she also chairs the Philosophy and Religion Department. In addition, she serves as an adjunct instructor at the Virginia Theological Seminary and a member of the faculty of the Deacons’ School of the Dioceses of Virginia, Southern Virginia, and Southwestern Virginia.
Mother Patty holds an undergraduate degree in English Language and Literature from Yale University; a Master of Arts degree in English Literature from the Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College; and a Master of Divinity from the Virginia Theological Seminary. This fall she begins work toward a Certificate in Women in Leadership through Cornell University.
Mother Patty is also a clergy spouse. She is married to the Rev. Randy Alexander, Rector of Immanuel on-the-Hill, Alexandria, VA, and they are the proud parents of three sons: William (16), Peter (14), and Andrew (11).
Having served as a supply priest at the Christ Churches a few times in the past couple of years, Mother Patty is delighted to return to help out during this interim period.
The Rev. David Crosby
Following a 26 year+ career with VISA USA, and some wilderness walking, Rev. David Crosby is now in training/formation for Interim Ministry and is excited to assist Christ Church(es) through this transition. David is married to Chrissie; they have two black Labrador mixes (Lazarus & Gili) and live in Alexandria, VA.
The Rev. David Crosby received a call to holy orders, and graduated from Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS) in May 2012.
Come and worship with us and our supply priest team: Rev. Patty Alexander, and Rev, David Crosby.
Genesis Health Care Center – All are welcome to join us at 3:00 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month for worship and Holy Communion at Genesis Health Care Center in La Plata, MD (1 Magnolia Drive).
P.O. Box 760
112 Charles Street (next to the Charles County Circuit Court)
La Plata, MD 20646