Meet Our Staff

The Reverend Alexander Shuttleworth

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The Reverend ALEX SHUTTLEWORTH.  Alex was born in Liverpool in the UK and grew up in rural Devon. He then worked in London as a lawyer for ten years where he specialized in litigation.

Alex was ordained in the Church of England, he has degrees in theology from Bristol and Canterbury Universities and previously served as an assistant minister at Holy Trinity Redhill, a large evangelical church south of London. He was also the senior pastor of Timplerely Church, a small church in a deprived area.

He is married to Kat, an American and now also British citizen and they have two young children, Ben and Hannah.

His interests are photography, running, anything with an engine in it and watching his favorite teams come last every year. Although very comfortable in Pittsburgh: the perfect blend of Liverpool, Devon and London, he is still adjusting to supporting teams that win.

The Reverend Constance Hughes

Pastoral Care Minister
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The Reverend CONNIE HUGHES.  Connie grew up in Edgewood.  She came to faith at a Young Life ranch in 1965.  She graduated from Skidmore College with a degree in English education.  After raising her children and teaching 7th and 8th grade English, she obtained a Masters in Counseling from Duquesne University. She has worked for eleven years as a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in trauma, addictions, and depression.  She is credentialied by Focus on the Family and New Life national networks.  After working at the Washington City Mission, Connie began coursework at Trinity School for Ministry, graduating with an M.Div in 2010.  Following graduation she was hired by Christ Church Fox Chapel as Assistant Rector where she was ordained priest in January, 2011. She enjoys fiber arts of all kinds, especially traditional rug hooking, and spending time with her seven grandchildren.

The Reverend Elizabeth Rodewald

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Elizabeth Huff Rodewald grew up (was baptized, confirmed, and married) and served as a Sunday School teacher at St. Andrews, Highland Park.  She transferred to Fox Chapel Episcopal Church in 1965 where together with her husband Bill, she taught Sunday School for over 20 years.  Betsy graduated from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in 1980 with a M.A..  She served at St. Paul’s, Mt. Lebanon as Christian Education Director until 1983 when she returned to serve at Fox Chapel in the same capacity at the request of Father Dix.   Bishop Appleyard appointed her head of the Diocesan Department of Christian Education.  In 1988 Betsy was ordained a permanent Deacon.  It would be hard to overestimate Betsy’s contributions to the church throughout the years.  She has been widely honored, receiving the St. George Episcopal Award for outstanding service, and she has served as both Vice President and President of the Diocesan Council, as well as serving on the Diocesan Mission Committee.  In 1995 Betsy was commissioned the first Archdeacon of the diocese, the first permanent deacon to hold the position. She is the mother of two children, and grandmother of two.

The Reverend Canon Teresa (Tracey) Russell

Youth Minister
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B.A., University of Connecticut
M.Div, Trinity School for Ministry

The Rev. Teresa (Tracey) Russell was ordained a priest in the Anglican Church by the Most Rev. Robert Duncan, Archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America, in January of 2011.  Tracey  was graduated from Trinity School for Ministry in 2009 with a Master’s of Divinity degree.  While at seminary, she was the recipient of the Mike Henning Award for excellence in preaching, and also received the John Guest Award for Mission and Evangelism with her husband, Jamey.  Tracey helped plant Seeds of Hope Anglican Church in Pittsburgh. She is currently the Youth Pastor at Christ Church Fox Chapel, and the Priest in Charge of I-Heart Blawnox, a Fresh Expressions ministry in the Borough of Blawnox. Tracey has been married to Jamey since 1997, and they have five children together: Conor, Lily, Jeremiah, Isaac and Hannah. Besides preaching the gospel and raising a family, Tracey enjoys cooking, crocheting, Japanese Anime, board games and walking her dog, a Corgi named Ein.


The Reverend James (Jamey) Russell

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The Rev. James (Jamey) Russell  was ordained a priest  in the Anglican Church by the Most Rev. Robert Duncan, Archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America, in January of 2011.  Jamey was graduated from Trinity School for Ministry in 2009 with a Master’s of Divinity degree. Jamey was the recipient of the John Guest Award for Mission and Evangelism with his wife, Tracey.  Jamey is currently planting a church in Lawrenceville called Sanctuary, as well as leading the worship team for Christ Church Fox Chapel’s Contemporary Service on Saturday evenings. Jamey and Tracey have five children, ages 18 to 7. Jamey loves to teach, drum, play with his children, lift weights and participate in online pixelated fellowship.

The Reverend Ben Wulpi


Rev. Ben grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana and is a 2010 graduate of Huntington University with a B.A. in Religious Studies. He worked for eight years for a campus ministry called University Christian Outreach both in Ann Arbor, Mi. and in Pittsburgh, Pa. During that season, he became the grateful husband to Stephanie and proud father to Samuel and Christopher. He graduated from Trinity School for Ministry with a Masters of Divinity in May of 2019. After being ordained to the transitional diaconate through the Anglican Diocese of the Great Lakes, he is excited to begin his pastoral career as a priest in Pittsburgh, and as a curate at Christ Church Fox Chapel. Rev. Ben loves Jesus, the Church, his family, disc golf, and Marvel movies.

Niki Adams

Finance Manager
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Nicole (Niki) grew up in the North Hills of Pittsburgh. She attended college at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and The Pennsylvania State University for Graduate School, studying Statistics, Criminology and Research Methodology.  She returned to Pittsburgh after her studies, got married, had children and began working in various finance related fields. She currently splits her time working for Christ Church Fox Chapel, Seeds of Hope Anglican Church, and a few other small businesses managing their books.

When she’s not working, Niki is wrangling her two elementary aged children, cooking, baking, and doing all manner of fiber arts. She has also been on the board at the Pittsburgh Toy Lending Library for the past 4 years.

Robert Fire

Music Minister
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Robert has been following Jesus and making music since he was a young child, and he is grateful for the opportunity to facilitate meaningful, joyful, Christ-centered musical worship at CCFC.  A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, he is also the Director of Singing Voice at the UPMC Voice Center, and he teaches and coaches voice students in his private studio. Robert, his wife, Tami, and their two sons, Mark and Timothy, live in Ingomar with their loopy but loveable Golden Retriever, Joy. Some of Robert’s favorite book authors are C.S. Lewis, Timothy Keller, Philip Yancey, and (thanks to Rev. Alex!) Simon Ponsonby.

Tami Fire

Children's Minister
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Once upon a time, Tami said that she would never be a teacher!  However, God had other plans and graciously led her to the vocation of teaching, in which she has found great satisfaction.  She has enjoyed working with young people in a wide variety of situations, from teaching toddlers about God’s love and leading elementary school kids in musical worship to facilitating middle and high school youth group outings and helping young adults prepare for college.  Since 2003, she has had the privilege of teaching music at Shady Side Academy Country Day School in Fox Chapel..  Her two favorite titles are “Mama” (to her wonderful children, Mark and Timothy) and “Mrs. Fire” (because it’s her teacher name AND because she adores being married to Mr. Robert Fire!)  Tami is very glad to be working with the children at Christ Church!

Bridget Michael

Operations Manager
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Bridget is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, with a BS in Marketing. Her past experience includes working for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra as a graphic designer for eight years and running a successful graphic design business from her home for 10 years. Re-entering the workforce after all three of her children entered full-day school, Bridget worked at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church before joining the staff at Christ Church Fox Chapel.

Outside of work, Bridget is mom to three busy kids who are involved in Scouting and horseback riding and showing. She volunteers many hours to running a local chapter of the United States Pony Clubs, Harts Run Hunt Pony Club, as well as contributing to her children’s scout troops.

Brian Zimmerman

Buildings & Grounds Manager
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Brian was born & raised in Fox Chapel and is a fixture in the community. He serves as the Assistant Chief and Vice President of the Fox Chapel Volunteer Fire Department. He is the father of two young sons who keep him running, often literally as he is a coach for the Fox Chapel Area Youth Soccer League.