Brother Christopher McNabb
Chris was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. He grew up in the same house his dad grew up in. Graduating from Rosemont School of the Holy Child and Devon Preparatory School, Chris went on to study Religion at La Salle University where he minored in Leadership & Global Understanding and had a concentration in Spanish.
After graduating college, Chris served as a campus minister and theology teacher in Catholic high schools in the Philadelphia area. He also lived in an intentional community with other young adult volunteers where he worked at a women's prison, provided
pastoral care to migrants, and served those impacted by HIV/AIDS. Chris was attending St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Camden, NJ when he felt the call to seminary and subsequently enrolled in Princeton Theological Seminary. During his first year of seminary, Chris served as the Pastoral Care Intern here at Trinity Church. He was officially received into the Episcopal Church by Bishop Stokes at Trinity Cathedral. Chris began meeting with Trinity Church's Committee on Ministry and was recommended for ordained ministry to Bishop Stokes. After graduating from Princeton Seminary, he completed Clinical Pastoral Education at Capital Health in Trenton, NJ and was sent to study for one year at General Theological Seminary in New York City. Having graduated from General Seminary in May, Chris is excited to begin full time ministry.
Chris just recently took vows and received his habit with the Order of St. Francis, and Episcopal religious order, rooted in traditional Franciscan values, adapted for the modern era. Chris and his fellow friars are free to get married and are to work in their local context. (You can call him Chris or Br. Chris.) Chris seeks to integrate a life of service for Jesus Christ with a contemplative prayer life. As a transitional deacon and as a Franciscan, Chris has been charged by the church to build bridges between the institutional church and those who feel excluded from the church or society.