Corpus Christi Blog

Meet our Newest Staff Members

07-31-2016Weekly ReflectionFr. Chad King

Matthew Camp — Administrative Assistant

For the earlier part of my life I lived in the Northwest, spending a fair bit of time helping out the family farm in Montana. Once I finished homeschooling my way through everything prior to college, I went to Christendom College in Front Royal, VA, which I graduated from in 2013 with a BA in History. After living on the east coast for nearly two-and-a-half years, I returned home to my family in Montana. Shortly after moving home, I got engaged to my wonderful fiancée, Therese, who moved down to Phoenix for her work. Through a process of prayer, discernment, and job hunting, God provided the opportunity for me to join the wonderful staff here at Corpus Christi. I moved down to Phoenix mid-July, following my fiancée, and feel very blessed to be a part of this devout parish. I really enjoy music and have studied piano and singing extensively, and have also learned to play the organ. I look forward to seeing you at Mass and around the parish!

Cristin Kern — Office Clerk

I am an Ahwatukee native and am grateful to be back in my home parish with my son, Jackson, after many years away. I graduated from Xavier in 2004 (go Gators!) and received my B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Arizona in 2007 (Bear Down!). Afterwards, I worked as a Research Assistant at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, CA in cell biology and neuroscience followed by a few years at Novartis in automated cancer diagnostics. I am currently a medical student at Midwestern University with an interest in Pediatrics and disease prevention. I have greatly enjoyed my first month as the evening Office Clerk, as it has helped balance the many stresses of school. I am looking forward to learning how I can serve our Catholic community.

Kathy Luger — Director of Evangelization

Greetings, Corpus Christi parishioners! I am so excited to be here as a new member of the staff working in evangelization! I cannot imagine a better calling than to walk with you in deepening your relationship with the Lord. What motivates me is the incredible invitation which the Lord extends to each of us to share in His own life and spend eternity in the fullness of joy and complete fulfillment of our deepest desires.

I come to Corpus Christi having worked and volunteered at the parish-level, the diocese, and university Newman Center, as well as in international and humanitarian aid, and in the business field. I have directed formation from children's catechesis up through adults, worked in Catholic social teaching, marriage preparation, youth ministry, clergy formation and have led a Catholic non-profit that serves African youth living in poverty. My passion is helping others to come to know Jesus more intimately and live a holy and virtuous life.

I am truly looking forward to getting to know you and growing together in love of the Lord and service of our neighbor! Thank you so much for your warm welcome!