Our Staff Team
Kay Mitchell, Parish Secretary
Kay is a long time Fairborn resident. She started working at St. Christopher’s in 2009, after careers in teaching and computer support and programming. She is particularly interested in music–especially handbells, choir, and piano. Her office hours at St. Chris are 10 am-2 pm on weekdays. She manages the office, answers the phone, directs email to the appropriate people, responds to requests for utility assistance, prepares the Sunday worship bulletins and provides staff support.
Office Phone: 937-878-5614
The Rev. John Paddock, Priest
The Rev. Dr. Paddock began his ministry at St. Christopher’s in October, 2018. He has served churches in Whitehall, Greenville, and Dayton, Ohio, as well as Great Barrington, Massachusetts, and Bath, Maine. His position is part-time although he is generally available for pastoral calls and emergencies. Father Paddock has a doctorate in the study of racism and served for many years on the Montgomery County Homeless Solutions Policy Board.
He and his wife Ann live in Dayton. They have eight children and six grandchildren. Among other activities he is a downhill skier, bicycler, and pickleball player. Father Paddock is usually in the parish office on Tuesdays and at other times by appointment.
Cell Phone: 937-802-3235
The Rev. Dr. Connie McCarroll, Deacon
The Rev. Dr. McCarroll has had a long career as an Air Force doctor, Pediatrician and Neonatologist, and Deacon. She has served as deacon in four area congregations. Deacon Connie is also a sister in the Religious Community of St. Gregory. She has led numerous medical and youth mission trips to Guatemala and is deeply engaged in a life of service and prayer. She is now retired from medical practice and lives near relatives on their family farm in Miami County.
Sam Bennett, Parish Musician
Sam Bennett graduated from Wittenberg University in 2022 with degrees in Piano and Environmental Science. In addition to piano and organ, Sam plays trombone and guitar. He also sang in the Wittenberg chorus. Sam and his wife Ashely live in Moraine.
Sam holds choir practices after worship on Sundays (except in the summer). He welcomes new choir members and is always looking to include other musicians. If you play an instrument and would like to offer your music to the glory of God, please let Sam know. Sam also teaches piano lessons at the Church.
Cell Phone: 937-