Walla Walla, Washington
Greetings in the Name of The Lord!
Thank you for your interest in the Society of St. Patrick and St. Aidan!
I'm a Missionary Priest, in the Society, serving in the vibrant town of Walla Walla in southeastern Washington state.
Father Chase Crichton
In Walla Walla, I have served on a pastoral ministry leadership team at a local non-denominational church and I also planted a neighborhood House Chapel where I served as the pastor and led the weekly Eucharist. Currently, I am called to a bridge-building ministry by reaching out to (and engaging with) other pastors in the area with convergent ministry. For example, I co-lead Advent services that included the Eucharist every week at a local evangelical Presbyterian church where I have also guest preached, and will also assist in a Holy Week service. At a local evangelical Lutheran Church, I meet every week with the pastor and the prayer team to actively pray for the people and their ministry.
As a "tentmaker" for provision, I am a Global Director of Sales for a large Semiconductor Integrated Circuits corporation and have travelled to much of the world in business, mission, and study tour. Please let me know how I can be of service or encouragement to you or the ministry you are serving in or looking for. Please contact me if you have any questions that I may be of assistance with as it will be my pleasure to be of service to you.
Here is some background on me that may help you relate to my context or identify areas of interest:
I was raised in a home that experienced divorce, single parenting, poverty, and step-parenting, along with multiple location moves; and the church community was not part of my upbringing. I served for four years in the US Marine Corps, began attending a local church-plant and encountered the Lord in powerful ways. I have been married to my wife for 36 years and serving or leading in ministry for 30 years in both small and large churches and all the while remaining young at heart and remembering to have fun, and have two grown children and four grandchildren. I was ordained in The Gospel Ministry and graduated from two Baptist seminaries with a Master's in Christian Education and a Doctorate in Ministry. I recently I completed the process of Holy Orders, I have now been ordained in Apostolic Succession as a Priest by the Communion of Evangelical Episcopal Churches, and was received by the Society of St. Patrick and St. Aidan as a Missionary Priest.
This is an exciting journey of learning so much more about our early Christian heritage and how it applies today, and especially joining in with a movement of the convergent streams of Evangelical, Charismatic, and Sacrament into one glorious River! I feel the balance and wholeness of this convergence and I'm excited to bless others by sharing in it with them. Some particulars about my ministry experience that may be of interest or use to you are:
Small Groups Ministry and Multiplication
Bi-Vocational / Volunteer Ministry
Church Planting (experience in Evangelical, Charismatic, and Sacramental contexts)
Community Building and Leadership
Christian Education and Training.
Personal Spiritual Growth; including experiences, disciplines, and the power of Holy Love
Word and Power Ministry that also embraces the mystery of the Holy Sacraments
Conferences and Retreats
Personal ministry to others; families, couples, and individuals
Blessings and Love in Jesus to You,