The Very Rev Chris Yaw, Rector

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. In the Diocese, he serves as a Trustee of the Diocese of Michigan, and Dean of the McGehee Deanery. He is also the President of Oakland Housing, a Board Member of FORMA, Founder and Convener of Lift Up Southfield!, Founder of ChurchNext (, President of Equity Solutions, and the host of the upcoming TV show Breaking Bread. Fr. Chris is married to Kathryn and has two children.

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!).

He is also the founder and host of

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