The Reverend Christopher L. Epperson, Rector

The Reverend Christopher “Chris” Epperson has been called by the vestry to become the 35th rector of Bruton Parish Church.  Fr. Epperson, 41, has been rector of St. Columba’s Chapel in Middletown, R.I., since 2006. Before leading St. Columba’s, Fr. Epperson served as associate rector at St. John’s Church in Johnson City, Tenn., and as associate rector for Christian formation and pastoral care at All Saints’ Church in Atlanta, Ga. While at St. Columba’s he also was interim chaplain at St. George’s School in Newport, R.I.  A native of Tennessee, Fr. Epperson took his undergraduate degree at the University of Tennessee, with a major in psychology and a minor in economics. After working in his family’s jewelry manufacturing business, he decided to enter the ministry. He received his M.Div. degree from General Theological Seminary in New York City, with a two-year field placement at Trinity Church in New York.


The Reverend Charles A. Robinson, Vicar

Born in Oklahoma, Charles spent his formative years in various areas of the Southwest United States. He enlisted in the Navy as a hospital corpsman in 1970 following high school graduation. After completing his baccalaureate degree, he was commissioned in the Medical Service Corps as an environmental health officer in 1980. Charles completed 28 years of service and retired from the Navy as a Commander in 1998. After serving as a corporate health care executive for two years, he returned to work for the Navy as a civilian scientist before leaving for seminary in 2001. Charles holds degrees from National University and Webster University, and he received the Master of Divinity degree from The Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas. He was rector of Saint John’s Episcopal Church in Suffolk, Va., before joining Bruton Parish in August 2007.     

The Reverend Tyler L. Montgomery
Chaplain to the College of William & Mary
Tyler is a recent graduate of Yale Divinity School and Berkeley Episcopal Seminary, where he earned a Masters of Divinity degree and a certificate in Educational Leadership and Ministry to prepare for chaplaincy in colleges and schools.  He was previously graduated by the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Political Science, and he lived in Latin America for almost three years before entering seminary.  Tyler’s parents currently live in Asheville, North Carolina where his father is the headmaster of the Asheville School, and his brother is an architect in Austin, Texas.