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Ryan Chandler IV, SEnior Warden

Ryan Chandler is Vice President of Business Development at Colonial Group, Inc. Born and raised in Miami, Florida where he attended St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, Ryan earned a degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida. He later earned a Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration, both from the University of Florida. He is married to Tori Booker Chandler, and they have three boys, Ryan, Jack, and Wiley. 

Mary E. Raines, Junior Warden

Mary is from Ashburn, Georgia. She obtained her undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary and her law degree from Emory University. For 25 years, she was an attorney in Delta Air Lines’ legal department in Atlanta, retiring in 2005.  She is currently on the Board of the Friends of the Owens Thomas House, and is a member of Savannah’s Cultural Affairs Commission.

Catherine M. Gussler, CPA, Treasurer

Catherine Gussler was baptized, confirmed, and married at Christ Church.  A graduate of  Vanderbilt University with a degree in biology and a Master's in science education, she currently teaches AP biology at Savannah Country Day School. She is also a CPA and works for several non-profit groups in Savannah as well as for a legal firm. She and her husband Joe have two children, Caroline and Walker. 

Bertice Berry

Dr. Bertice Berry is an award-winning entertainer, author, lecturer and comedienne. She graduated magna cum laude from Jacksonville University in Florida and was awarded the President's Cup for leadership. She earned her Ph.D. in Sociology from Kent State University, She has five children and joined Christ Church in 2013. 

Robert M. Davenport

Bobby Davenport is the president and owner of Ten Foot Properties, LLC, a property management firm with a focused portfolio of commercial, agricultural and forested land.  A graduate of Dartmouth College, Bobby has been active in many land preservation projects throughout the southeastern U.S. Bobby married his wife, Liz, in 1987 and they have three children: Bess, Brad, and Charlie. 

Michael M. Franck

Michael spends his time between Savannah and Washington, DC where he is a founding partener with Franck $ Lohsen Architects. Born and raised in Florence, Alabama he attended Auburn University earning a Bachelor of Architecture. He later earned a Master of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN. He joined Christ Church in 2013, served on the 2015 Strategic Planning Committee and assists with the Church Building Committee. 

Celia W. Dunn

Celia Dunn is the founder and president of Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty.  native of Savannah. She graduated from Sweet Briar College.  She has been a life-long member of Christ Church and has lived and worked in Savannah for over forty years. Celia and her husband, Larry, have two children: Dr. J. Laurence Dunn (Sarah) and Celia Howell Dunn; and two grandchildren: Mary Caroline Dunn and Henry Dudley Dunn.

John Thomas Gennuso

A native of Lake Charles, Louisiana, Tommy Gennuso graduated from the University of Louisiana, Monroe with a degree in Industrial Management. Brought up in the Roman Catholic faith, he was confirmed as an Episcopalian in 2004. He joined Christ Church in 2013 with his partner, Chuck Chewning. Tommy was in medical sales and sales management for over 30 years. He serves on the Board of Trustees for the Savannah Children’s Choir.

Kelly Lancaster

Kelly Lancaster has been a communications professor at Savannah College of Art and Design since 2002. He received his undergraduate degree from Mercer, his Master's from University of Georgia and his Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma. He joined Christ Church in 2011 and has been very active in many facets of parish life including as an Usher, a Lay Eucharist Minister, the flower guild and as Verger.  

Laura Lawton

Laura has been a lifelong member of Christ Church as have all of her family for seven generations. She graduated  Sweet Briar College in Sweet, Briar, Virginia,where she majored in physics. Science has been her main interest for many years, but recently she has co=authored several historical books. She has grown two children, She has sung in the choir and serves as a reader. 

 

 

Gary M. Radke

Gary is professor emeritus of Italian Renaissance art history at Syracuse University. He and his wife Nancy, an expert on Italian food, moved to Savannah two years ago.  Gary serves as chair of the architectural review committee of the Historic Savannah Foundation.  Their daughter Lydia and son-in-law Ernie live in Connecticut with granddaughter Cecilia. 

 

DENTON W. STONE

Denton Stone was confirmed in Christ Church.  He received his B.A. from the UNC at Chapel Hill in Advertising and Psychology. He earned an MBA in Computer Information Systems and Marketing from Georgia State University.  Denton married Brooke Kelly in Christ Church in 2005. He and Brooke have three girls, Ella, Harris, and Georgia. Denton owns two companies based in Savannah that perform general contracting projects. 

 

Andrew M. Wright

Andy Wright is an Associate Professor at Savannah Law School where he teaches courses in constitutional and criminal law. He moved to Savannah from Washington, D.C. in July 2012 with his wife Caprice Roberts, and their son, Garrett. Andy was Associate Counsel to the President at the White House. Andy received his undergraduate degree from Washington & Lee University, and received his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.

 

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Parish Office
18 Abercorn Street
Savannah, Georgia 31401
Main phone: 912-236-2500

Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 9:00 - 1:00