Clergy and Staff

The Reverend Murdock Smith, PhD


The Reverend Murdock Smith, PhD, started as our Priest-in-Charge in June 2019. Previously, Father Murdock has served parishes in North Carolina, Tennessee, and New Hampshire. For fourteen years he was Rector of Saint Martin’s in Charlotte. A North Carolinian but one who avoids stating a preference for Duke or Carolina.

Father Murdock is customarily at Christ Church for the first three Sundays of the month, and major Feast Days. (Morning Prayer is offered on Sundays when he is not at the parish). Time in the Parish Office and Albemarle is on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the first three weeks of the month.

If you wish to contact him, then please send an email to or call the Parish
Office at 704-982-1428.

Elisabeth “Beth” Harrison Ph.D.

Music Director

Elizabeth Harrison, DMA, is the Music Director at Christ Church as our Organist and Choir Director. Beth is a professor with the Music Department Faculty at Pfeiffer University, and brings these gifts to us at Christ Church. She may be contacted at

Email me:

Pamela Hatley

Parish Administrator

Pamela has been at Christ Church since October 2021, bringing her organizational skills to the Parish Office. She is often the best source of information and may be reached at or 704-982-1428.

Parish Office Hours

The Parish Office is open:
Monday through Wednesday, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

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