“Our mission statement is “Proclaiming God by Serving God’s Children.” For us, this means ministry in all areas that is loving, joyful, creative, prayerful and moved by the Holy Spirit.” We strive, as individuals and as a community, to be a living prayer, embodying the message of Christ in all we do.”
Organized as a Mission in the town of Stanhope, NJ in 1865, our church was promoted to Parish status in 1981. In 1993 we moved from Stanhope to our present location, 369 Sandshore Road (corner of Sandshore and Smithtown Roads) in Budd Lake, Mount Olive Township, NJ. We recently celebrated our 25th year in Budd Lake, with many more to come!
Clergy & Leadership Team
Christ Church Vestry
Sr. Warden – Deborah Burkhart
Jr. Warden – Gail Orcheski
Treasurer – Ray Bonker
Buildings & Grounds – George Ackley
The Rev. Lorna Woodham
Priest in Residence
The Rev. Lorna Woodham began her ministry at Christ Church as Priest in Residence in August of 2021. She will be ordained to the priesthood in 2021 in the Episcopal Diocese of Newark.
Ray is the Coordinator and co-founder of our All God’s Children Worship service, geared towards young children and children with special needs. He serves from his personal experience of caring for his two autistic children. Ray also serves as our treasurer.