The Rev. Christopher Cole is the 14th Rector of Calvary. He recently came to Calvary from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he served as Rector of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. Previously, he served as Senior Associate Rector at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Arlington, Virginia, and at parishes in Athens and Atlanta, Georgia. His interests include spiritual formation, outreach and cultivating religious dialogue.
Chris is a Christ-centered, approachable, and collaborative leader with his thoughtful approach to ministry, his humble presence and gift for preaching. Under Chris’ leadership, Calvary will continue to grow and be a place for congregants to experience God in a loving and accepting community.
A native of Western North Carolina, Chris is a graduate of UNC-Charlotte and Virginia Theological Seminary. When he is not working, he enjoys the great outdoors, fishing, traveling, and gardening. He is a baseball enthusiast (go Braves!) and an aspiring grill master. Chris’s wife, Alex, is a talented interior designer and the U.S. Managing Director for an international firm that focuses on hotel, restaurant, and multifamily projects. She travels a lot for her job, but always enjoys being involved in the flower guild at their parish.
The Reverend Carrie Cabush joined Calvary in July 2021 as a transitional deacon and was ordained to the priesthood in December 2021. She currently oversees Calvary’s youth and outreach programming, in addition to assisting with worship and other parish ministries. Carrie engages with the wider community by serving on the Summit Interfaith Council, the Diocesan Youth Commission, and the board of Interweave.
Carrie has spent much of her career focusing on the spiritual and mental health of all ages, including increasing access to vital resources. She holds a BA in Psychology from Hamilton College, an MDiv from Princeton Theological Seminary, an MSW from Rutgers University, and maintains an LCSW in the state of New Jersey. Prior to coming to Calvary, Carrie worked as a mental health therapist for teens, and adults in Seattle. She also served two Christ Churches, one in the University District of Seattle, where she helped build partnerships with local businesses; and one in Short Hills, where she coordinated the Sunday School program.