Staff and their Contact Info

We believe all our members are called to serve as ministers to one another through their own unique gifts. Our ministry of congregants is led by a team of clergy with extensive training and experience in pastoral care, youth ministry, and music ministry.

 

Reverend Dr. Charles T. Rush, Senior Minister, ctrush@ccsnj.org

Senior Minister at Christ Church since 1993…B.A., Wake Forest University…Ph.D. Princeton…Post-doctoral Research, Cambridge University…Ethics professor, Rutgers University 1990-1998…Author of Let This Cup Pass, Lenten meditations…Articles in The New York Times, Sports Illustrated and others…Married to Kate Rush…4 children, 8 grandchildren.
Reverend Julie Yarborough, Associate Minister, revjy@ccsnj.org

Associate Minister since 1996…Former Associate Pastor of Nichols United Methodist
Church, Trumbull, CT…Graduate of Earlham College and Yale Divinity School…
Does General Associate work…Develops curriculum for our Children’s Sunday School program based on the interactive Workshop Rotation Model…
Native of Nashville, TN…Lives in Chatham, NJ…Married to Jeff Markay, a United Methodist Pastor…Two children, Matthew and Lizzie
Reverend Caroline Dean, Associate Minister, cdean@ccsnj.org

Joined Christ Church staff in 2009…Graduate of University of Richmond and Duke Divinity School…Does General Associate Work….focused on adult and youth faith formation and spirituality …Native of Virginia….Lives in South Orange, NJ…Married to Brantley Dean, who runs a test prep company in Summit…blogs at www.windsweptworship.blogspot.com
Mark Miller-Minister of Music, mmiller@ccsnj.org

Minister of Music since 2010….Former Director of Contemporary Worship at Marble Collegiate Church, New York City…Former Music Associate and Assistant Organist at Riverside Church, New York City…Faculty member of Drew University and Yale University…Graduate of Yale University and Juilliard…Prolific composer…Works include The Mark Miller Anthem Series (Abingdon Press)…Compositions have aired on NPR and NBC…Most recent album “Imagine the People of God” is available on iTunes.  ...more about his music at markmillermusic.com...Married to Michael Murden who is a network engineer for AT&T...two children, Alyse and Keith.

Brenda L. Dodds, Church Administrator, brenda@ccsnj.org

Joined staff at Christ Church, September 2014...Lives in Landing, NJ...Married to Gregory Dodds, UPS employee for 25 years...One child, Nicholas

Michele Fortier-Director, Cornerstone School, michele@cornerstonekids.org

Joined Cornerstone in 2013 with over 20 years experience in field of education…BA in Early Childhood Education from William Paterson University…MA in Administration Management and Leadership from Walden University.  For more information please visit www.cornerstonekids.org