Clergy and Staff

Christ Episcopal Church enjoys the dedicated services of clergy, staff members and volunteers who help fulfill our mission. They include:





The Rev. Letha Wilson-Barnard-Priest-in-Charge

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The Rev. Barbara von Haaren - Deacon

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My husband Peter and I have been blessed with 3 children, 3 grandchildren, and 2 granddogs. For years I served as Chaplain for Red Wing Hospice as well as the hospital and several care centers. At this time, I am very involved as deacon at Christ Episcopal, which allows me to be involved with pastoral care, the liturgy and preaching.  I also lead the Community Engagement Team here at church which works to build a stronger relationship with the people of Red Wing and the work Christ has called us to do. Iserve on the Board of Directors for the Hope Coalition and am passionate about social njustice, equal rights for everyone andend of life issues.

PatVanHoutenPat VanHouten--Intern

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My name is Pat VanHouten, and I will be an intern at Christ Episcopal Church for this school year. I am studying to be an Episcopal Priest through the School for Formation. If all goes well and with God’s help, I will be ordained a Transitional Dea‐ con in the summer of 2020.


JOhn SchultzJohn Schultz - Music Director

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Hello, and welcome to Music at Christ Church. Music plays a vital role in our life and worship. We strongly believe in congregational participation in our music. Whether it is singing in the choir, serving as an instrumentalist or simply singing a hymn in the congregation during the service, every member of the community is welcome into and is vital to the musical life at Christ Church. 

Dr. John A. Schultz holds degrees from Lehigh University, Smith College, and the University of Illinois, where he received the Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting in 1980.

He is Music Director and Organist at Christ Episcopal Church, Red Wing.  He has been Music Director of the Mayo Clinic Chamber Symphony since 1985.  Formerly, he served for 24 years as Organist-Choirmaster of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Rochester.







 Debora Gilson, Administrative Assistant

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SheryleSheryle Boldt, Youth Coordinator

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Pat for website

 Pat Welke, IT/Website/Newsletter

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  I have been a member of Christ Church since 1992. I edit and publish the monthly   newsletter, the Caller, and maintain & edit the church website. Additionally, I also serve on the Altar Guild and the Hospitality Committee.









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