Reverend Dr. Charles T. Rush

Senior Minister

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, 11 grandchildren.


Reverend Julie Yarborough

Associate Minister

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 Elizabeth


Mark Miller

Minister of Music

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 to Michael Murden who is a network engineer for AT&T...two children, Alyse and Keith.


Brenda L. Dodds

Church Administrator

Joined staff at Christ Church, September 2014 with over 12 years of office experience...Lives in Landing, NJ...Married to Gregory Dodds, UPS employee for over 30 years...One child, Nicholas


Ashley Kile

Director of Youth & Children’s Ministries

Ashley leads our youth program and oversees our Sunday School. She previously served as Youth Director at the 1st Presbyterian Church of Cranford where she successfully built a Middle School and High School program.

Ashley and her husband, the Rev. Chris Kile, are raising 4 children: Jamie, Tia, Andrew, and Cora. Ashley studied Social Work at Bloomsburg University with a concentration in youth and children.


Michelle Fortier

Cornerstone School Director

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