Fr. Chris Yaw became the sixth rector of St. David's on October 1, 2007. Born in Detroit, Chris is active in parish outreach activities involving homelessness and poverty. He serves on several diocesan boards, including St. Anne's Mead in Southfield, The Cathedral Chapter in Detroit, and the Diocesan Strategic Planning Committee. He is also Vice President of Oakland Housing.
Fr. Chris previously spent six years as Associate Rector at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in downtown Battle Creek, Michigan. He was ordained in the diocese of Los Angeles where he worked as a television journalist. Fr. Chris holds MDiv and ThM degrees from Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, California, and studied for one year at Ridley Hall, Cambridge, UK.
Fr. Chris has published several books and articles including, in 2008, the popular: Jesus Was an Episcopalian (And You Can Be One Too!).