Clergy and Staff
Mother Emily Schnabl, Rector
How do we connect with God through Jesus?
How do we joyfully live into the Good News?
These are the questions at the heart of The Rev. Emily Schnabl's ministry as priest and rector at St. Christopher's.
Mother Emily is a native of Chicago's North Side (yes, that means her heart breaks yearly for the Cubs), a graduate in anthropology from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and a holder of a master's degree in anthropology with a certificate in museum studies from the University of Arizona in Tucson.
She graduated from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary in Evanston, IL and was ordained priest in 2001. After seminary she took a position as an assistant rector in Belleville, IL, in the St. Louis area.
She is married to the Rev. David Stock, Rector of St. John's, Oklahoma City.
Mother Emily's passions are preaching, teaching, congregational development, clergy formation and congregational outreach into the community, and in her spare time loves traveling the West, hiking, gardening, reading, knitting and keeping their two cats out of trouble.
The Rev. Emily J. Schnabl started as Rector in February 2008.
Deacon Paul Snyder
The Rev. Paul Snyder is a Deacon in the Episcopal Church; he is also a member of the Association for Episcopal Deacons and a member of the International Conference of Police Chaplains.
The Deacon has been a Chaplain with the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office for 16 years. Paul has been in Law Enforcement in Oklahoma County over 40 years. Deacon Paul’s current assignment at the Sheriff’s Office includes over seeing all volunteers, which include Reserve Deputies and civilian.
The Civilian groups include animal rescue in times of disasters. Community activity include being on the advisory board for Metro Tech Spring Lake Public Safety Training.
In the Deacons off time, he works with his horses and occasionally gives riding lessons.
The Rev. Paul L. Snyder started as Deacon in June 2010.
Deacon Rocio Lopez
The Rev. Rocio Lopez is from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and now lives in Oklahoma. Rocio is married and has 2 beautiful children.
Studied at Iona School for Ministry.
Rocio also works as a baker baking beautiful cakes and cookies.
Bill Welch, Treasurer
Bill Welch retired US Air force is married to Sharon. They have two beautiful daughters and two beautiful granddaughters. Bill at present is treasurer and has served on the vestry many times.
Carolyn Haddock, Music Director
I have attended St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church since 1992, taking the position of organist/choir mistress in 1993.
I received a B.A. in Music and English at Oklahoma Baptist University and a M.A. in English at the University of Oklahoma.
I have lived in many parts of the Unites States, Europe, Asia as a military wife. I met my husband, John, while we were both singing in Canterbury Choral Society in Oklahoma City. I am a retired public and private school educator. I have two children, four beautiful grandchildren, and have worked as a free-lance and church musician, and piano teacher for many years.
We are very thankful to be a part of the marvelous church family at St. Christopher’s.
My Name is Sharon Welch and my family and I have been proud members of St. Christopher’s since Easter 2000, when we moved to Oklahoma city.
I became the Administrative Assistant in August of 2006 and truly love my church. I am a “cradle Episcopalian”. My father was a rural Episcopal minister and I attended many, many services in my youth (up to 4 services each Sunday!). I’ve attended church services all around the world, but love the feeling I get when I pray at St. Christopher’s. It’s not too big where you are praying with strangers, it’s just right where your praying with church friends who became my church family.
When I’m not working I enjoy camping with my hubby, scrap-booking and enjoying my two daughters and granddaughters.
If you looking for a new church, come by and give St. Christopher’s a try.
My name is Pat Fitzgerald and I am responsible for preparing and printing all worship bulletins for St. Christopher’s, mistakes included
I am not very sociable and could happily become a hermit with a houseful of books and two cats.
I came to St. Christopher’s to work the nursery in 1993 and have never left. I feel quite content here for this is my “refuge and strength.”
I have been happy here for over twenty years, I know you will be also.