clergy and staff
The Reverend Canon Brian Cox has retired as Rector of Christ the King Episcopal Church in Santa Barbara, California, Senior Vice President of the International Center for Religion & Diplomacy in Washington D.C., and Director of the PACIS Project in Faith-Based Diplomacy of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, California. In 2001 he was named an Honorary Canon of the Diocese of Los Angeles in recognition of his faith-based reconciliation work in the national church and in international conflict situations. He was born in Chicago, Illinois. He received his B.S. in Geological Sciences at the University of Southern California and his Master of Divinity from Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He received a Master of Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine University School of Law and is a trained professional mediator. In 1975 he was ordained an Episcopal priest, and since then he has served congregations in Southern California and Northern Virginia. He and his spouse Ann married in 1973 and have two adult children, Clare and John, and three grandchildren.
A cradle Episcopalian, his relationship with Jesus Christ has been profoundly affected by involvement in such renewal movements as Cursillo, Faith Alive, Marriage Encounter, SOMA, and Kairos. The three most important things to know about him are his love for Jesus Christ, his heart as a pastor and his passion for Christ's work of reconciliation.
Rector's Secretary: Leslie Smith
Music Director and Organist: Michael Fay
About the Vestry
The Vestry, comprising the Rector and 9 elected members from the congregation, is the governing board of the church. It is responsible for making decisions which follow from the vision and goals outlined in the Master Plan. Those persons 16 years or older who are regular in worship, members of the church, and financial contributors, are eligible to serve on the Vestry. The Senior Warden is a Vestry member appointed by the Rector each year, and the Junior Warden is elected from among the Vestry members.
Other administrative committees include the Finance Committee, the Stewardship Committee, and the Buildings and Grounds committee.
Vestry Officers for 2017
Senior Warden: Steve Bunting
Junior Warden: Teri Bradford Rouse
Clerk: Michael Powers
Treasurer: Scott Wilson