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601 East Walnut Street
Springfield, MO 65806


We are located in Downtown Springfield, Missouri, at the corner of Kimbrough Avenue and Walnut Street. Free parking is available during worship services in the lot across Walnut to the south, and immediately adjacent to church property to the east.



The Reverend Kenneth L. Chumbley

Rector |

The Rev. Kenneth L. Chumbley has been rector of Christ Episcopal Church since 1995. Ken is a graduate of the University of Louisville, where he earned his bachelor's degree with honors in history in 1976, and of The General Theological Seminary, New York City, where he earned his master's degree in divinity in 1986. He earned his master’s in English from Missouri State University in 2013. He was ordained to the diaconate in 1986 and to the priesthood in 1987. Before seminary and ordination, he worked in banking, journalism and university and agency public relations as a writer, editor and account manager. His articles, essays and reviews have appeared in many national, regional and local publications. He has also written op-ed columns for the Springfield News-Leader for 20 years. Ken is married to Penny Gordon-Chumbley, a painter. He and Penny have a daughter, Clare, and two granddaughters and a grandson, June Elizabeth, Christa Marie, and Damian Kai Michael.

The Reverend Mark W. Ohlemeier

Assistant Rector |

The Rev. Mark Ohlemeier is a native Kansan and cradle Episcopalian who grew up in Topeka. While earning his Bachelor's degree in Communication from Emporia State University, he began a career as a radio news broadcaster which he continued for five years upon graduation. He then became the Public Information Officer for the Kansas Attorney General, and later the Communication Director for a child advocacy organization, followed by a nearly nine-year stint as Web Applications Developer for the Kansas Insurance Department. In 2013, Mark discerned a call to Holy Orders and enrolled the following year in the School of Theology at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. He graduated in May 2017 with a Master’s of Divinity, and was ordained to the transitional diaconate on June 17, 2017. He will be ordained to the priesthood in January 2018. Mark and his wife, Kristie, live in Springfield with their high school-aged daughter, Hannah.


Sheila McGinn
Parish Administrator |
Franz Ginsberg

Administrative Assistant |

The Rev. John W. Biggs

Priest Associate

Mary Bohlen
Director of Christian Formation for Children and Families |
Krista Heuett
Director of Youth Ministry |
Dr. Allin Sorenson
Music Director, St. Gregory Choir Director |
Catherine Wong
Mary Christiano

Handbell Choir Director

Kenny Kabak

Children's Choir Director

Carrie Dickerson

Nursery Attendant

Catherine Irby

Nursery Attendant

Kellie Medina

Nursery Attendant

Will Rohrer
Rose Vinson

Next to New Manager |


Henry Foster

Senior Warden


Chris Macioce

Junior Warden

Vestry 2018

Mary Chiles

Mary Christiano

Dr. Laura Dunn

Nancy Hopkins

Laura Killingsworth

Rick Luckfield, IV

Frank Miller

Kenny Ross

Kathy Sheppard

Susan Smith

Parish Council 2018

The Rev. Kenneth L. Chumbley

The Rev. Mark W. Ohlemeier

Kathy Alexander

Mary Bohlen

Jenny Edwards

Mary Ellison

Krista Heuett

Mary Luke

Kathy Sheppard

Edith Van Hoesen



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