While in the Mission stage, we have a steering committee appointed by our Bishop to guide our development. When we reach full Parish status, we will be granted permission by the Bishop to be governed by a Vestry, which will be elected by the congregation according to Scriptural guidelines.
Our pastor at Christ's Chapel is the Reverend Randall Pierpoint. Reverend Pierpoint was raised in Oregon. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from the University of Oregon, where he met his wife, Karen. He taught high school chemistry and math before joining the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ, where he served as national training director for the International Student Ministry. He worked on the campuses of UCLA, the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, and UC Berkeley. He graduated from the Institute of Biblical Studies. He then entered missionary pastoral work serving in rural California with Village Missions for 15 years. Since he and Karen had four children, Christian education had a special place in his heart. Returning to urban life as his children began entering college, he taught chemistry at Whittier Christian High School for eleven years. The Pierpoints first became acquainted with the Reformed Episcopal denomination in 1992. Reverend Pierpoint served as Senior Warden and then as a Lay Assistant at St. Luke's Reformed Episcopal Church in Santa Ana, California before being ordained Deacon in 2002. He was ordained to the Presbyterate in January of 2011.
Reverend Pierpoint and his wife, Karen, have been married since 1966 and have four married children with families of their own. Family ministry has been an important emphasis for the Pierpoints, and they look forward to encouraging and equipping parents to build godly families as Christ's Chapel grows.