Our Clergy

The Rev'd Pedro Lara - (Rector/Pastor)

Pedro is the 32nd Rector of Christ Church. Upon completing an M.Div. at Nashotah House Theological Seminary, he was ordained to the priesthood in 2017. Before being elected rector of Christ Church, Pedro, served as curate in St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Irving Texas. Pedro is originally from Texas, he married his high school sweetheart, Gloria, in 2011 and they have three kids: Leah, Emma, and Junia. As a committed disciple to Jesus, he has a deep passion for evangelism, teaching, leading and raising up the next generation of mature Christ-followers. You can contact Pedro at plara@delavanchurch.wpengine.com



The Rev'd Bill Pelnar - (Deacon)

A portrait of Deacon Bill Pelnar.

Bill has served Christ Church for many years faithfully. After a nudge and much discernment, Bill felt called to serve the Lord in his church through the role of Deacon and in 2001, Bill was ordained. Bill leads the altar guild and assists in pastoral care, in addition to his role as Deacon in the church. Bill is married to Chellie, a father and grandfather.





Our Staff


Cathy Willis (Bookkeeper)

For any help regarding reimbursement, giving statements, or help with any finance related question please contact Cathy at: finances@christchurchdealvan.com.




Our Vestry

The vestry is our elected group of leaders responsible for (1) protecting the vision of our church, (2) insuring its written values, (3) upholding our financial integrity, and (4) helping the rector accomplish this ministry.

Our current vestry members:

  • Sharilyn Stanley - (Sr. Warden)
  • Pat Benson - (Jr. Warden)
  • Judy Hardt - (Treasurer)
  • Rachel Catlett - (Clerk)
  • Geovanni Romero 

Our Bishop & Diocese

The Rt. Rev'd Jeffrey D. Lee - (Provisional Bishop of Milwaukee)

The Rt. Rev. Jeffrey D. Lee began serving as provisional bishop designee on April 1, 2021, and was confirmed as provisional bishop on June 26, 2021. Bishop Lee recently retired from the Diocese of Chicago where he served as the twelfth bishop from 2008 until December 2020. Bishop Lee is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Nashotah House Seminary and served as a curate, canon to the ordinary and church developer in the Diocese of Northern Indiana and as rector of churches in Wisconsin and Washington before being elected bishop.

Bishop Lee and his wife, Lisa Rogers Lee, have two adult children, Katherine and Jonathan.





 For more info please visit the Diocese of Milwaukee website.