Meet Our Clergy & Music Director
The Rev. Andrew Van Culin, Rector
Drew was called to be the 10th Rector of Christ Church on February 10, 2013, after an extended search that began in 2010. He comes to us from St. John's Cathedral, Denver, where he served as Sub-Dean for three years, with responsibilities for programming, pastoral care and the worship life of the cathedral. Prior to that he served as Associate for Christian Education at The Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea, Palm Beach, Fla. (2005-09), and as Priest-in-Charge and Rector at St. David of the Hills, Woodland Park, Colo. (2001-05).
Born and raised in Hawaii, the son and nephew of Episcopal priests, Drew earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Classical Humanities at Davidson College, N.C. in 1995, and a Master of Divinity from the Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, Mass. in 1999. He was ordained as a deacon in the Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii in 1999 and as a priest in 2000. Drew is married to Jessica, who is a nurse, and they have two young children.
The Rev. Canon Ron Spann, Director of the CCGP Spirituality Center and priest associate (non-stipendiary) of our parish.
A licensed PRH educator (Personality and Human Relationships), Ron serves as spirituality faculty for CREDO, a clergy wellness initiative of the Episcopal Church. He is a facilitator and curriculum developer for the Sustaining Pastoral Excellence grant to Detroit’s Ecumenical Theological Seminary. Now retired from pastoral ministry, Ron served for five years as associate rector of Christ Church Cranbrook, and for 25 years as rector of the Church of the Messiah in Detroit. He is an Honorary Canon of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul. Ron is a Kalamazoo College grad and did Masters studies as a Wilson Fellow at the University of Rochester. His M.Div. is from Episcopal Divinity School. He lives on Detroit's east side with wife Jackie, a retired educator. They have two children, Shannon MacVean-Brown and Seth Spann, and one granddaughter, who has them all outnumbered.
Scott Hanoian, Director of Music and Organist
Scott directs the Christ Church Choir of Men and Boys, Choir of Men and Girls, Chorale, and oversees the yearly concert series. Before moving to Grosse Pointe, he was assistant organist and assistant director of music at Washington National Cathedral. Scott completed graduate studies at the University of Michigan, having received degrees in choral conducting, organ performance and church music. A student of Robert Glasgow, Jerry Blackstone and Theodore Morrison, he accompanied and conducted several choirs and musical organizations at U of M. Scott has performed in evensongs and concerts at Wells Cathedral, St. David's Cathedral in Wales, York Minster, Carlisle Cathedral, St. Alban's Abbey, St. George’s Chapel in Windsor, St. Paul's Cathedral in London, Notre Dame Cathedral, La Madeleine, Chartres Cathedral, St. Maximin, and St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. Scott lives in Grosse Pointe Farms with his wife, Meredith, an accomplished soprano soloist, and their young children.