Clergy and Staff

The clergy of Christ Church share in preaching, teaching, leading worship services, and providing pastoral care. We also have staff with specific responsibilities over various ministries and programs here at Christ Church.

The Reverend Andrew Van Culin


Fr. Van Culin was installed as the 10th Rector of Christ Church on May 14, 2013.  As the Rector, Fr. Drew serves as the chief priest, pastor, teacher, and host of the Christ Church community, is the chief custodian and advocate of the vision of Christ Church, is entrusted with the administration, execution, and oversight of the programs and assets of Christ Church, and provides leadership, direction, and supervision to the Christ Church staff.

Scott Hanoian

Associate for Worship and Liturgy
Director of Music and Organist
Scott Hanoian joined Christ Church as the 8th Director of Music and Organist in 2007 and is responsible for continuing the tradition of musical excellence at Christ Church Grosse Pointe.  As the Director of Music, Mr. Hanoian directs the church's three liturgical choirs, the Choir of Men and Boys, the Choir of Men and Girls, the Christ Church Schola, as well as the Christ Church Chorale, and oversees the yearly concert series.  Mr. Hanoian is also an active organist, accompanist, continuo artist, conductor, choral adjudicator, and guest clinician.

The Reverend Maureen Martin

Associate for Parish Life and
Community Engagement
The Rev’d Maureen Martin joined Christ Church in February of 2022  as Associate for Parish Life and Community Engagement. Her leadership in our parish life includes those programs and initiatives that draw us together as a genuine community of welcome, affection,
and care. 

Lisa Brown

Associate for Children, Youth and
Family Ministries
A graduate of Loyola University in Chicago, where she earned a Master’s Degree in Theology, and trained in the rich formation models of The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, Lisa has served for the past nine years at Christ the Redeemer Roman Catholic Church in Lake Orion where she oversaw all faith formation programming for a parish of 1900+ families.  Over the years, Lisa successfully worked to transform a textbook-based program into a leading example of innovative, Montessori-based formation rooted in principals of The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. 

Leah Mannino

Director, Parent's Day Out

Leah Mannino is the Director at Parents Day Out Christ Church. Leah has lived in Grosse Pointe her entire life. After high school graduation, she played soccer at Oakland University, earning a Bachelors in Education from  with a Major in Reading Development and Minor in Political Science. She later received an Associates in Administration.
After graduation, Leah worked at Grosse Pointe Public Schools in the Kindergarten Program before transferring to Detroit Merit Charter Academy into their Early Educational Department. She has been working with kids for over 16 years and has focused her work with children in the Grosse Pointe community for the past 10. She is the former co-chair of Grosse Pointe MOPS (for 3 years). She is actively involved in volunteer work throughout Grosse Pointe while she enjoys her 2 children, Gabriella and Salvatore, along with her husband, Matthew and a Labrador, Lady. When not at work, Leah enjoys boating with her family, going for walks and skiing in the winter.

Diane Ward

Associate for Finance and Administration
Diane Ward joined Christ Church as the Associate to the Rector for Finance and Administration in August 2014. Prior to joining the staff of Christ Church, Diane spent over 25 years working in many capacities with the American Red Cross Biomedical Services (Southeast Michigan Region), the last 10 as Chief Executive Officer.  In addition to years of exceptional experience in all aspects of administration from executive leadership, board development, financial management and development, organizational administration, and human resources management, Diane earned her Masters of Business Administration from Wayne State University.

Jackson Merrill

 Assistant Director of Music and Organist
Jackson is a graduate student in organ performance at the University of Michigan, where he was awarded the Marilyn Mason Scholarship, the Patricia Barret Ludlow Memorial Scholarship in Organ, and the Chris Schroeder Graduate Fellowship. He came to Michigan from Hartford, Connecticut where he was Organist and Director of Music Ministries at Trinity Church, Music Director for The Choir School of Hartford, and Choral Director of Trinity Academy. He holds the Bachelor of Music degree from Jacksonville University where he was awarded such honors as the Harvey Scholl Prize in Piano and the Excellence in Performance Award. Recently, Jackson was honored by The Diapason (a publication designed for organists and organ builders) as a member of their "20 under 30 Class of 2021" which "recognizes young talents in the fields of organ and harpsichord performance, organ and harpsichord building, carillon, and church music.”

Call for 2024 Vestry Nominations

Every fall, the Rector and Vestry appoint a Nominating Committee to discern and call members of Christ Church to serve on the Vestry. This faithful work, however, is never done in isolation and is best done with your prayerful support and participation. To this end, we invite you tojoin us in this difficult, yet sacred, task. Considering those whom you know within our community, we ask you prayerfully to discern who may be called to serve on the Vestry. To help you in your discernment,and to help the Nominating Committee in our work together, we ask that you complete the Vestry Candidate Recommendation Form for any members of Christ Church whom you discern are called to serve on the Vestry at this time. Recommendations are invited until November 6.