Meet our rector

The Rev. Teresa F. Terry, left, at her ordination to the priesthood in the National Cathedral in Washington, DC.

To learn more about our rector, please see the bio below. 

The vestry

The Vestry is our governing body. Vestry members are elected at the annual meeting. The Vestry is responsible for finances, building, and grounds of the Parish. Members are part of committees and manage the ministries of Christ Church.

Committees report to the vestry following the 10 a.m. Eucharist during the monthly meeting held on the second Sunday of each month.


Christ Church Vestry

Senior Warden
Stephen Walter

Junior Warden
Ben Cassell

Jim Hickin

Dr. Carrie Cohee 2019
Robert Neary 2019
Beverly Russell, 2019
Hilary Valentine 2019

Nancy Benson, 2020
Bill Bless, 2020
Molly Kirby, 2020

The Rev. Teresa F. Terry


Mother Teresa became Christ Church’s full-time rector in June 2017. She earned her Master of Divinity from Virginia Theological Seminary and was a seminarian intern at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Silver Spring, Md.

She also served as interim Episcopal Campus Chaplain for the University of Maryland at College Park and as interim Children’s Ministry Coordinator in Alexandria, Va.

In 2008, she retired from the United States Marines as a master sergeant after 24 years of military service.

She is an accomplished glass artist, outdoor and travel enthusiast, avid reader, dog lover and music and arts patron.

Dean Donovan

Parish Administrator

Dean Donovan was born and raised in Milford; Dean’s father was organist at Christ Church Milford in the early 1960s. His family attended Christmas eve service here throughout his childhood.

Dean attended Lee University, majoring in Education. He spent 21 years in retail as manager, District Manager, Regional, New Store Coordinator, and Corporate Trainer. He worked for Confederate Stores of Virginia, The May Department Stores, and Bally of Switzerland. His career took him to Lynchburg, Charlottesville, Newport News, Richmond, and Arlington, VA. As well as Southern California and Washington D.C.

Dean moved back to Delaware in 1999 and was confirmed in 2000 at Christ Church Milford. He is a member of All Saints/St. Georges Parish in Rehoboth Beach and is Music Director with his partner Thom Pemberton at Metropolitan Community Church-Rehoboth. Dean is also a member of The Lisa Mathena Team, with Patterson Schwartz Real Estate, and he watches his 3 grandchildren after school.

Herbert Parkes

Music Director

Herb Parkes has served as organist, choir and handbell director for churches in Delaware, Michigan, North Carolina and Texas. He taught high school vocal music in New Jersey and organ at Meredith College in Raleigh, NC. He was keyboardist with El Paso Pro Musica and toured with them to Canada and Australia.

Herb is originally from Sayreville, New Jersey. He has a degree in information systems and worked as a computer programmer-analyst and project leader. Herb and Allison live in Dover.