The Rev. Dr. Hillary D. Raining
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Before answering the call to serve as Rector of St. Christopher’s Rev. Raining served as an Associate Rector at St David’s Episcopal Church in Wayne, PA. Prior to that she was as an Assistant Priest at Trinity Church in Bethlehem, PA. She holds a B.A. with honors in Religion and Psychology from Moravian College, a Masters of Divinity from Yale and the Insatiate of Sacred Music and is a graduate from Drew University with a Doctorate in Ministry.
In addition to her educational background she is an accomplished pianist, classical violinist and plays Celtic fiddle and guitar. Rev. Raining has worked on many levels of Episcopal Church ministry, having served on several Diocesan and National Church committees. She regularly engages in ecumenical and inter-faith efforts. Her passions in ministry include pastoral care, reconciliation and helping to make known Christ’s love to all. She has many hobbies like yoga, skiing, hiking, gardening and bee-keeping. She is happily married to Ken Raining who is a librarian. Together they have a beautiful daughter named Delia.
The Rev. Andrew Kellner
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Before joining Saint Christopher’s team, Andrew served Saint Simon the Cyrenian Church, in the Point Breeze neighborhood of South Philadelphia. In addition to his position with Saint Christopher’s, he also serves as the Chaplain and Religious Studies Teacher at our Outreach partner, Saint James School. Andrew lives with his husband David, on the historic campus of Saint James the Less, in the Allegheny West section of North Philadelphia. He has a number of interests which include: hiking, cooking, baking, kayaking and spending time in his native Michigan.
Andrew is a graduate of Michigan State University and Luther Seminary, and has done additional theological studies at The General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church, and The School of Theology at Sewanee: The University of the South. Andrew also brings his experience of ministry, having served the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania for seven years, founding and reinventing programs for children, youth, young adults and families.
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