Fr. Christopher Yoder serves rector of All Souls’ Episcopal Church in Oklahoma City. He grew up in a Mennonite church and on a dairy farm in the hills of western Pennsylvania. He took his first steps on the Canterbury trail as an undergraduate at Wheaton College. He discerned a vocation to the priesthood while at Duke Divinity School. He was ordained priest by the Bishop of Dallas in June 2015.
Christopher is married to Audra, who is, among other things, a historian of imperial Russia. They have two sons, Peter and Henry.
We keep ourselves busy with school and work and play — all to avoid being alone in a quiet room. We fill our lives with distractions to avoid knowing ourselves, to avoid seeing and thinking about what we are, where we come from, where we are going.