Our clergy, staff, and elected leadership bring a variety of gifts to further the viability and vitality of our parish.
The Rev'd. Eric Litman
Eric has been an assisting priest at St. Chrysostom’s since the summer of 2017. He serves at mass on Sundays and assists with the pastoral ministry of the parish. Eric enjoys working with families and children around issues of spiritual formation. Before arriving at St. C’s Eric was the assistant rector at St. James’s Episcopal Church in Cambridge, MA. He also works as an environmental scientist consulting on issues involving environmental chemistry and conservation. Eric is involved in a variety of interfaith organizations, including Kids 4 Peace, that work to build solidarity among religious communities. Eric lives with his wife Emily and their two children Myles and Fiona in Cambridge.
Sue & Cliff Hersey
Parish Ministry Coordinator
Sue and Cliff function as a team in working with the pastoral staff and vestry to help develop engaging worship experiences and administrative processes. Their role includes not only helping to craft the music and liturgy but also an attentiveness to congregation's participation & focused engagement in prayer, the reading and hearing of Scripture and an understanding of the liturgical seasons of the year.
Sue is a trained musician, having received both her undergraduate (Music Education) and Master’s (Education) degrees from Eastern Nazarene College. Sue spent her working life in public education—mostly in the Quincy Pubic Schools. She retired from teaching in early 2015 after a career of over 35 years. During the same time, Sue served as pianist and organist for the Wollaston Church of the Nazarene, stepping down in 2012. At St. C’s, Sue leads the choir, develops special music selections from the congregation, and plays both the organ and the piano—but not at the same time.
Cliff also received his undergraduate degree from Eastern Nazarene College, and then went to Nazarene Theological Seminary in Missouri where he received the M.Div. degree in 1979. Having sensed a call to work in Christian higher education, Sue and Cliff returned to the Quincy area, where Cliff earned both the M.Ed and EdD. degrees from Boston University. Ordained to pastoral ministry in 1982, Cliff worked at ENC for 21 years as a faculty member and administrator, before moving in 2000 to Gordon College, where he continued his administrative career as Dean of Global Education and more recently returned to the classroom as Department Chair in Communication Arts. Cliff retired from Gordon College in 2018 to give himself more fully to ministry functions. Cliff has undertaken numerous volunteer ministry positions over his career as an associate pastor, senior pastor, interim pastor and ministry director. At St. C’s, in the absence of a FT Rector, he functions as the key daily administrator of the parish, and ministry facilitator.