Clergy & Staff

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Craig Stephans grew up in Edmond, Oklahoma. After earning a soccer scholarship to The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, he earned a bachelor’s degree in English Literature in 1991 and a master’s degree in Counseling in 1994. Craig and his wife Missy were married in 1991 and lived in Charleston, SC for several years prior to attending Trinity School of Ministry outside Pittsburgh where Craig earned a Master of Divinity in 2009.

In 2010, Craig accepted the position of Rector of Church of the Redeemer in Camden, NC. He served at Church of the Redeemer for 11 years and earned a Doctor of Ministry from Asbury Theological Seminary in 2019. In December 2020, Craig became Rector of Christ Church Anglican in Savannah following in the footsteps of the Rev. Dr. Marc Robertson who served as Rector for 29 years.

Craig is the author of three books including To Be Silent: The Too Busy Church published in 2019 by Anglican House Publishers. Craig and his wife Missy have a daughter Madeline and a son Jack, and a yellow lab named Colby and a golden retriever named Leo. In addition to ministry and being with his family, Craig loves being outdoors walking, running, cycling and still trying to play soccer and golf.

THE REV. BRYAN BIBA, Assistant Rector

Bryan was born and raised in Chicagoland. He graduated from Wheaton College (Illinois) with a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in theology. Bryan also earned a Master of Divinity with a certificate in Anglican Studies from Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina. Fr. Bryan is an oblate of the Order of St. Benedict, St, John’s Abbey in Collegeville , MN.

After his ordination in 2015, Bryan served as Curate at St. Peter’s Anglican Cathedral in Tallahassee, Florida, Associate Rector at Christ Church Cathedral in Plano, Texas, and Interim Priest at Redemption Anglican Church in Frisco, Texas.

Bryan and his wife, Laura McClain-Biba, enjoy cooking good food, reading old books, biking, and spending time with their son, Simeon, and two daughters, Adelaide and Miryam. Ask Bryan about college basketball, bread baking, and Star Trek.


Greg was ordained a deacon in 1990 and combines his passion for good food and chosen career with his hospitality gift in God’s service. One of six children, Greg was raised in Pittsburgh and received his bachelor’s degree from Penn State University in 1971. Greg is married to our Financial Administrator, Joan.

After overseas service with the Peace Corps he became an executive chef, working in country clubs and corporate dining establishments for over 40 years. He now works as a member of the Gateway Community Service Board at the Reed House. When not cooking, Greg enjoys reading, gardening, and rooting for the Steelers.


Sally was born in Savannah where she and her husband met through the Episcopal Church. She attended Mary Baldwin College and graduated from the University of Georgia. Sally was ordained in 2000 and is passionate about prison ministry and sharing God’s Word with others.

Sally is married to Stephen and they have a son Matthew and a daughter Mary. They love life on the water and enjoy being with friends and family.


Steve was born in Columbia, MS, raised in Augusta, Georgia, and graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi. He has been in non-profit administration throughout his career with the Boy Scouts of America; Foundation For The Family; Wesley Community Centers; The Savannah Theatre; and Communities In Schools. Steve is currently serving as the Executive Director of CCA’s domestic outreach – The Whitefield Center.

A life-long Anglican, Steve has served Christ Church in every lay capacity, except Altar and Flower Guilds, and was ordained a deacon in 2013. The Whitefield Center was incorporated that same year for the purpose of “Transforming the Heart of the City One Life at a Time”. This is done through various Christian education endeavors in the surrounding area of Christ Church Anglican – the Thomas Square neighborhood.

Steve has one adult daughter, Laura, who serves the Lord as an RN, and is married to Danny, a full-time Hospice Chaplain.


Kirk is a native of Greenwich, Connecticut who has lived in Savannah since 1983. He serves in the Kairos Prison Ministry. Kirk’s wife, Christina, is a Savannah native. They spend their summers in the Portland (Maine) area.

MARK K. WILLIAMS, Parish Musician

Mark has served as our Parish Musician since the fall of 1998. He is married to Tina, a master voice teacher, who runs a voice studio out the church. Originally hailing from Houston, Mark has served as a pastoral church musician, organist, and clinician for more than 40 years.  He completed his post-graduate studies in church music at Seattle Pacific University, where he also served on the music faculty. Because both his parents served in many roles of leadership in the church, Mark cannot remember a time when church, singing, and service to the Lord was not a part of his life. Mark also formerly served as the Chair of Provincial Music Task Force of the Anglican Church in North America and is the editor of the new Anglican hymnal, “Sing Unto the Lord”.

CINDY MARSHALL, Associate Parish Musician

Cindy has served at CCA since 2002. She is married to John a tenor in the choir, and they live in Statesboro where they grow blueberries and muscadines for you-pick. In addition to CCA she was an accompanist in the music department at Georgia State University (GSU) for 21 years playing recitals and operas.

Cindy grew up in a Christian home in Kensington, Maryland and came to faith at an early age. She graduated from Bryan College with a degree in Music Education with organ. Cindy and John have three adult children and five grands. When not babysitting those grands she enjoys reading, gardening, cooking, traveling and rebounding!

Erin Macdonald, Children’s Ministry Coordinator

Erin and her husband Alec have been members of Christ Church Anglican since their marriage in 2018. She joined staff as Youth and Children’s Coordinator in 2020 after nearly a decade serving children and teens as a teacher and soccer coach in public schools in Florida and Georgia.

Erin grew up the daughter of a Christian Chaplain in the US Army Special Forces, and learned to call many places home. She first communicated a personal understanding and acceptance of the Gospel as a toddler, and believes children have a unique role in the church both as learners and teachers. She is passionate about intergenerational discipleship, the centrality of the Gospel, and experiential learning.

As a graduate of Florida State University, where she studied Literature and Religion, Erin is a fan of FSU Football as well as St. Louis Blues Hockey. In her free time, Erin enjoys hiking with Alec, their son Jack, and their dog Zephyr; reading both for entertainment and edification; pursuing opportunities for SCUBA diving; and making music.

Calvin Detwiler, Youth Assistant

Calvin moved to the low country looking for spiritual renewal and found it through the clear gospel proclamation at Christ Church Anglican. He was raised in a godly home in Akron, Ohio and came to know Jesus as his Lord and Savior as a teenager.

As the assistant for youth ministry at Christ Church Anglican, he enjoys serving up a healthy dose of fun, thoughtful conversation and helps to facilitate the behind the scenes operations that make discipleship possible.

He is newly wed to his beloved wife, Alexia Lemaigre Detwiler. Together they enjoy spending their time cultivating friendships, raising chickens and catching sunshine at Tybee Island.

Barb Tinker McWilliams, Nursery Assistant

Barb Tinker was born and raised in Cincinnati, OH and is one of eight children. She was touched by the Lord as a young girl and has a deep desire to love and serve Him in all she does.

She graduated from the University of Cincinnati with degrees in elementary and special education. Her graduate work toward a Masters of Administration was at Cal State Los Angeles. She has taught in Ohio, California, North Carolina and Georgia. Barb taught both gifted students and special needs children, some of whom were severely handicapped. The ages ranged from second grade through young adult. Barb retired from teaching and has been working in youth ministry and christian education.

Mother to three children. She treasures her time with her granddaughter and grandson, as they enjoy camping, fishing, crafts and many other activities. Barb began attending CCA in the spring of 2021, and later married Bob McWilliams in April of 2022. They have dedicated their life together to love and serve the Lord. They enjoy traveling and taking in the wonder of God’s Creation.

JOAN MALLEY, Financial Administrator

Joan joined the staff of Christ Church in 2006 and has now served in parish administration for over thirty-seven years. Joan is married to Greg, a chef, and they have two daughters and four grandchildren. Joan loves to garden, knit, read and enjoy her husband’s cooking.

She graduated from Penn State University where she studied French and served as a Peace Corps English teacher in West Africa after marrying Greg in 1971. Joan, raised a Presbyterian, and Greg, a Roman Catholic, found their spiritual home in the Anglican Church and recommitted their lives to Christ in the early 1980s. In January 2018 she stepped back from full-time duties as Executive Administrator and now works part-time as our Financial Administrator.

VALERIE HANKS, ParishLife Administrator & Whitefield Center Coordinator

Valerie grew up moving from one side of the country to the other, where the culture of her home emphasized the importance of being a careful observer of the world, telling stories and being a proud Texan! It should not be terribly shocking to learn that she gravitated toward creative expression and pursued life as a visual artist.

It was an awkward youth group dance that drew her to church, eventually bringing Valerie to a deep faith, which in college meant summer projects with Campus Crusade, as she eventually gained three degrees in studio art.

In 2019, Valerie was recruited to teach at SCAD and moved with her family to Savannah, where they were thrilled to find CCA and have embraced learning about this whole Anglican thing!

Valerie strongly believes that the numerous roles she has had in her life, which include: mountain guide; bible study leader; bartender; peacock chaser at fancy weddings; keynote speaker; grant writer; podcast host, Girl Scout leader and a long career as an Art Professor have all prepared her to serve in this newly created full-time role of administrating, facilitating, encouraging and coordinating ministries at CCA as well as The Whitefield Center.

DEBBIE CELA, Communications Coordinator

Debbie coordinates the production and development of both printed and digital media. From the weekly production of the Order of Worship, the weekly newsletter to currating the website.

Debbie and her husband, Tony, live in Hardeeville, South Carolina. Sounds far, but it is just over the Bridge! Both joined the church in 2017. They enjoy being semi-retired and serving the Lord. She was blessed to be raised on Tybee Island and grew up in both the Catholic and Methodist communities on the island. After spending almost 20 years in the Dallas/Fort Worth area in the corporate Training and Development world, Debbie relocated to South Carolina, married Tony and retired in 2016.  All her babies live in Texas. She is “Mom” to her daughter Laura, and “Mou” to three precious grandchildren: Owen, Colin and Claire.

Angela Childress, Receptionist

Angela serves as the receptionist in the church office. Anytime she is not answering phone calls or the doorbell, she is diligently pursuing a relationship with the printer and is determined to become fast friends.  When not at work, she enjoys time with her family and friends, heading to the beach as often as possible and singing. She has been a member of the Compline choir since 2012.

Angela grew up in a Christian home, here in Savannah, and is grateful that God took hold of her heart as a young child. She married her High School sweetheart, John. After graduating from Georgia Southern University and teaching High School for 5 years, Angela achieved her life’s goal of becoming a fulltime wife and mother to their 5 children.  With all 5 now young adults, she is enjoying the opportunity to serve God’s church and will happily share pictures and videos of their first grandchild with anyone who asks.