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The Rev. Claire Dietrich Ranna, Rector 

The Rev. Claire Dietrich Ranna began her ministry among us in February 2017. Originally from Shaker Heights, Ohio, Rev. Claire earned her B.A. at Duke University. Before pursuing theological education, she co-wrote and co-produced the award-winning documentary film Miss Representation. Rev. Claire earned her Master of Divinity at Berkeley Divinity School at Yale University in 2014 and served St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, an urban African-American parish, as their seminarian. Rev. Claire came to us from The Episcopal Church of St. Mary the Virgin in San Francisco, where she was the Associate Rector. She is a guest contributor to onbeing.org and also serves on the board of the Nambale Magnet School in Western Kenya. As Rector of CCLA, she is also on the board and executive committee of our parish school, Ventana. Rev. Claire's husband, Haamid Shahzad, was born and raised in Pakistan and identifies as Muslim. They have two young children, Safina and Soren. You can reach Rev. Claire at claire@ccla.us.


Eric Tuan, Director of Music
Music minister Eric Tuan enjoys a varied career as conductor, singer, collaborative keyboardist, and composer in the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to his ministry at Christ Church, he serves as the founding director of the Peninsula-based chamber chorus, Convivium, and as a conductor with the Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir. He has sung professionally with Volti, Cappella SF, and the Philharmonia Baroque Chorale, and is increasingly sought after as a composer for his compelling yet accessible choral works. Eric received his B.A. in Music with Honors from Stanford University and completed a Master of Music in Choral Studies with Distinction at the University of Cambridge with the support of a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. Through his multi-dimensional engagement with choral music, he aims to explore the ways in which it can serve as a medium for transcendence, creativity, and social justice. You can reach Eric at eric@ccla.us. 


Deanne Phillips, Parish Administrator / Human Resources

Deanne Phillips came to Christ Church after a spending more than 25 years in corporate communications working with a wide range of technology companies. During the years that her son played club soccer, she served on the Board of Directors for Sunnyvale Alliance Soccer Club and was instrumental in establishing online registration and Department of Justice background checks for the Cal North California Youth Soccer Association. Currently Deanne serves on the board of Sky's The Limit Fund, a non-profit organization that provides grants for youth in crisis to participate in Wilderness Therapy Programs and Transitional Support Services. She is a Bay Area native, passionate local sports fan and lives in Sunnyvale. You can reach Deanne at office@ccla.us.


Andrew Jackson Davis, Director of Children’s Ministries

Andrew Davis comes to us with over 20 years of preschool and elementary teaching experience, most recently at our parish school Ventana where he taught 3rd grade. As a lifelong Christian and active member of his parishes, he has experience teaching Sunday school, leading youth groups, and serving as a counselor at faith-based camps. Andrew plans and leads Christ Church’s Sunday school program, nurturing the spiritual life of our youngest members, and also anchors our family ministries more broadly. He brings a passion for integrating music, drama, dance, and other arts more fully into the formation of our children. You can reach Andrew at andrew@ccla.us.

 
 
 

Patrick Sanders, Volunteer Youth Minister

Patrick Sanders is a Los Altos native with strong family connections to Christ Church.  His wife Kendra is a life-long parishioner who introduced him to the church, where the two were married in a beautiful ceremony back in 2001.  Their daughter Meri was born in 2004, and she attended Ventana for pre-school, while always being active with the Sunday School and Youth Group programs at Christ Church. In late 2016, Patrick experienced a calling that led him to make a transition from youth group parent to actively volunteering as the youth group minister.  Although this position was never on his radar prior to his calling, he experiences tremendous joy in facilitating meaningful youth group discussions relating to spirituality and general life topics that resonate with young teenagers. Patrick has a BS in Environmental Biology from UC Davis, and during the week he works for a company that manufactures sensors and integrated systems for advanced monitoring of environmental water resources.


Andrea Campanella, Financial Services Manager

Andrea Campanella is part of Ventana School’s administrative team and manages daily financial operations, tuition management, and is valued for her knowledge and support in all areas of administration. In her role as Financial Services Manager she supports both the school and Christ Church. After graduating with a BS in Marketing, Andrea worked for two non-profit organizations helping with daily operations, research and grant writing. She was particularly drawn to an organization that teaches living skills and assists disabled adults who live on their own. Working with these clients inspired an appreciation of working with people and she is grateful to be part of a learning community. Andrea Campanella began working at Christ Church and Ventana School in 2012. Her two pre-school age children attend Ventana.