Father Jim & Mother Deborah
Our Rector – The Rev. James W. Erwin, Jr.
I am delighted that your search has brought you here. By looking through this website you will get a feeling for our worship services, our service ministries and our educational opportunities. But even the best website is limited in conveying the life of an active parish like Christ Church.
We invite you to visit and worship with us. It’s the best way to get to know us. Please come as you are and you will find warm and friendly people happy to receive you. We value your presence and look forward to meeting you.
Service marks this church. For over 150 years, Christ Church has actively served the community of Warwick. We continue that legacy through our Saturday Morning Breakfast Ministry, feeding people a warm and free breakfast throughout the year. And for 48 years, our Thrift Shop has offered an economical and dignified shopping experience for people who often do not have that. In recent years we have developed a relationship with the Diocese of Costa Rica where adult and youth groups have assisted in the building of the Church of the Ascension in San Jose. These efforts reflect how our members answer the call to be Christ’s hands in this world.
We are a joyful and inclusive community. Everyone will find a place here and your gifts will be welcomed. I look forward to meeting you soon. Until then, may the God that loves you so much be ever present in your life.
Assisting priest – Mother Deborah Lee
The Reverend Deborah A. Lee graduated with a Master of Divinity degree and Certificate in Spiritual Direction from The General Theological Seminary in New York City and was ordained an Episcopal priest in 2017. Mother Deborah was formerly the Program Manager for Pastoral Care and Community at Trinity Church Wall Street in New York City and has been a mental health counselor and educator, both internationally and within the United States. She joined forces with several non-profit organizations around the U.S., including working with refugees for Episcopal Community Services in Arizona, as well as providing mental health therapy for church communities in Colorado.
Her international experience brought her to Mexico, working as a program coordinator for BorderLinks, an international leader in experiential education that raises awareness and inspires action around global political economics and social justice. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Meknès, Morocco, teaching at a school for the visually impaired, and worked in Lima, Perú as a counselor and teacher for the Network of International Christian Schools.
Mother Deborah also holds a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Counseling from Colorado Christian University, a Bachelor’s degree in Comparative Literature and French from Williams College in Massachusetts, and has studied with the School for International Training in Cameroon.