The Rev. Jerry Lasley

Rector

Fr. Jerry was elected second rector of St. Christopher’s and began his ministry with us in 2021.

“I love to preach and take this role very seriously.  My life experiences continue to train me to be a compassionate person when dealing with transition times for parishioners.  Being with people during good and challenging times is essential to who I am.  I am very good at mediating difficult times.

“You will find that I am a very collaborative person and a very transparent person.  People are attracted to others who are genuine and can see right through fake people.”

The Rev. Canon Michael P. Spencer

Priest Associate

Canon Michael Spencer served his curacy at St. Christopher’s and remains a part of our congregation as an honorary priest associate.  Since 2013 Michael has served as the Canon to the Ordinary of the Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Michigan. In that role Michael oversees clergy transitions, leadership programs, disciplinary processes, and is the human resources and benefits administrator of the diocese.

A graduate of Michigan State University and of the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, for ten years prior to pursuing ordination he was a human resources officer at MSU.

Elizabeth Sailus

Administrative Assistant

Elizabeth Sailus was born in Flint and raised in Swartz Creek. She attended the University of Michigan, Flint where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Music. She has worked for several non-profit programs for children and teenagers in the Genesee County area where she gained experience in everything from classroom management to administrative services.

Elizabeth also served as the Music Director for New Life Wesleyan Church in Swartz Creek until 2014 when she moved to Pensacola, Florida for six months. She is excited to be back in her home state of Michigan (at least until the snow arrives).  Elizabeth, as well as working at St. Christopher’s, works the other half of her week as the Administrative Assistant for St. Jude’s Episcopal Church in Fenton. Recently married to Sean, they live with two protective cats.

Nada Radakovich

Director of Music

Nada Radakovich has had the pleasure of singing all over the United States, Canada and Europe for the past 25 years. She was a professional soprano, and returned to Michigan to care for her father in his final years. Ms. Radakovich holds MM and BM degrees from the University of Michigan School of Music in Ann Arbor, and is a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy. Nada had the distinction of being the only vocal student of Metropolitan Opera Star Judith Blegen for many years in NYC. In Europe, Ms. Radakovich worked with famed soprano Elisabeth Schwarzkopf.

More recently Nada has enjoyed being the musical director for the Comic Opera Guild in Ann Arbor, the Kearsley Park Players here in Flint, and, for the past 5 years, directing Menotti’s magical one act opera, “Amahl and the Night Visitors” at the Flint Institute of Music. She is thrilled that she has been invited to be a part of ‘all things musical’ at St. Christopher’s.

She is the co-director of the Flint Symphony Chorus and a founding board member of the Grand Blanc Choral Society.

Joel Stoecklin

Sexton

Joel is a man of many hobbies: rollerblading, gardening, painting and playing music, to name a few. He has taught himself to read music, plant a garden, and start a cleaning service. He has a positive attitude and says that anybody can learn anything with enough hard work and dedication. He would like to learn more about music and expand his business. He has a wonderful girlfriend named Amanda and sees a nice house with a balcony overlooking a pond in their future.

Dr. Greg Hassold

Parish Organist

Dr. Greg Hassold and his family have been attending St. Christopher’s Episcopal church for over twenty years.  Greg is a professor of physics at Kettering University, having earned a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Colorado.  He has also passed the Service Playing Examination of the American Guild of Organists.  Greg has had a lifetime interest in music and musical theater.