The Reverend Michael Tinnon

Interim rector - 

Father Michael is a proud native of Lexington, Kentucky, where he attended the University of Kentucky earning his bachelor's degree. Subsequently, he earned master of religious education and master of divinity degrees from Nazarene Theological Seminary. He earned a doctor of ministry degree from Asbury Theological Seminary with special emphasis on pastoral leadership and growth strategies for the 21st century.

In 1987 he received a presidential appointment to serve our nation's interests as a military chaplain - first entering the United States Army Chaplain Corps, and then in 1998, he began as a chaplain in the United States Air Force. He counts it a privilege to have provided spiritual care and guidance to military service members and their families. He retired from the active duty ranks in 2010 with nearly 30 years of distinguished military service.

Father Michael is passionate about youth ministry and continues to promote the critical need to prioritize dynamic youth ministries.

He is married to the Rev. Becky Tinnon; they were jointly ordained in the Episcopal Church in 2008. They have three grown children - Brad, Ashley, and John, three grandchildren and a people-loving dog named Riley.

Transition Update

Ms. Charlette Preslar

Director, Youth and Family Ministries Chaplain, Christ Church Day School 

In addition to her roles here at Christ Church Coronado, Charlette is Youth Missioner for the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego and one of the founding members of the EDSD Youth Collaborative. A lifelong inviter and includer, Charlette believes in connecting children, youth and families to both their faith and the Episcopal Church. In addition to a passion for youth ministry, Charlette has a background in nutrition, a heart for service, and an appetite for all things outdoors.

Mrs. Christie Tugend,

Parish Administrator

Christie has been a member of the Christ Church staff since the late 90's working both in the parish office and the day school, prior to moving into the parish administrator position in 2006. She and her husband David returned to his hometown of Coronado in 1983, after the birth of their son, Patrick; both Patrick and daughter Keven, CCDS alums and CHS graduates, reside in the San Diego area. Christie has worked in many capacities in Coronado including City of Coronado Public Services department and CUSD Adult Education. While born at Balboa Naval Hospital, Christe grew up in North Hollywood, CA.

Mrs. Nancy Funk

CCDS, Head of School

Originally from the Philadelphia area, Nancy Funk moved around the country with her four children and Navy husband before settling down here in beautiful Coronado.  She has taught in various states, and was thrilled when she was hired as the fourth grade teacher here at CCDS.  That corner classroom was her home for 9 years before accepting the position as Interim Head of School. Now she is excited to share her love of reading, math, and learning with all of the school, and guide CCDS students as they grow and learn about God, serving others, and the world around them.

Mrs. sandy anderson 

Executive Assistant to the Rector

Mr. Geoff Graham


Mr. Dan Tugend


Christ Church Vestry 

Paul Laedlein, Senior Warden (2016): 

Patty Cowan (2018):

Jamie Glorieux (2018): 

Cheryl Janus (2018): 

Bill Cook (2019): 

Pat Escher (2019): 

Todd Little (2019): 

Bryn Reina (2019): 

Ellenjoy Weber (2019): 

Fritz Warmbrodt (2020) 

Christian Ellinger (2020) 

Jo Hunsaker (2020)

Connie Lawthers (2020) 

Glover Ferguson, Treasurer:

Karen Laedlein, Clerk:

Ministry Leaders 

Service Ministry, Sarah Shealy-Stump:

Education/Christian Formation, Charlette Preslar:

Pastoral Care, The Rev Michael Tinnon: 


Investment Board, Sam Ward: 

Property, John Sturges:

Thrift Shop, Polly Morelli: 

Planned Giving, Cheryl Janus: 

Finance, Glover Ferguson:

Day School, Bill Cook: