The Rev. Christie Hord is the Rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church. She began her ministry at St. John’s as Priest-in-Charge in April of 2017. She and her family moved to the Pensacola area in June of 2015. Prior to her appointment at St. John’s, she served as Associate Rector of Christ Church Parish in downtown Pensacola. Christie is a Florida native and has spent most of her life on the Gulf Coast. She is an alumna of The Florida State University (B.A. 2000 Cum Laude), where she majored in Political Science and Criminology. She attended seminary at The Virginia Theological Seminary (M.Div.) where she completed an honor’s thesis “Keith Ward: for the Academy and the Church.”
Christie was ordained to the priesthood in July 2015. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Ministry degree.
Rev. Christie Hord lives in Gulf Breeze, Florida, with her husband, Rick Hord, and their two school-aged children, Mattie and Annie Mae. They share their abode with a fun-loving dog named Pepper and an adventurous cat named Rowan, and they tend to four delightful egg-laying chickens. Christie prefers the outdoors and the coastal lifestyle. She enjoys surfing, sailing, reading and writing. She loves afternoon tea, organic food, and travel.
“This is an exciting time to be with the people of St. John’s and the Warrington community,” Rev. Christie says. “The future is unwritten, the possibilities and opportunities for ministry are endless. I hope you will join us as we seek to be transformed into the light of Christ and to bring that light into the world.”