Chris Yaw

I am a Christ Lover

Chris Yaw

I know, I'm kind of messy - but here goes... I’m an Episcopal priest serving a congregation in Metro Detroit... With a passion for gun safety... A zest for online Christian formation... A zeal for video blogging... A constant writer... A heart for those who have unintentionally harmed... A commitment to workforce housing... A love for marrying people... And an amazing wife, three kiddos and a cat named Sparrow... If you have interests in any of these areas I'd love to connect with you.


Contact Details

  • St. David's Episcopal Church, 16200 W. Twelve Mile Road, Southfield, Michigan, 48076, USA

  • +011 248-557-5430


St. David's

I have served as rector of St. David's Episcopal Church in Southfield, MI for 16 years, join us Sundays in person or via zoom.

Trinity Gun Disposal

Working on the issue of unwanted gun disposal, we've made some real progress in helping rid the U.S. of unwanted firearms.


Since 2013 we have been helping people learn more about faith through our online learning courses at ChurchNext.

Oakland Housing

Helping middle income families get better housing is a challenge that Oakland Housing has been addressing for 75 years.

Hyacinth Fellowship

Because hurting others hurts us, the Hyacinth Fellowship organizes support groups and reminds us that we are not our worst mistakes.

Yaw Wedding

I have been officiating weddings for more than 20 years and continue to find joy in helping couples build lifelong relationships.

U.S. Guns Produced Today
Americans Accidentally Killed Today
Homeless Americans
Weddings Performed
  • Who Do You Say That I Am?

    Who Do You Say That I Am?


    When Jesus asked that iconic question at Caesarea Philippi note how his disciples responded. What did their heads say? What were their neighbors saying? What was their culture saying?

    Only Peter got it right, because Peter told Jesus what his heart said.

    During this time of Covid-19, I have to confess, my heart has taken a beating. 

    All of the rituals, traditions, habits and routines I have been used to, have been turned upside down. If feels like I threw my clothes in the washing machine while I was still in them. 

    And so it’s become harder to answer those basic questions: Who am I and who is Jesus to me?

    That’s when my heart speaks up - and I’m sure yours does too - because this is where Jesus lives. 

    And this is what Jesus says: "Don’t worry. I’ve got things under control. I know where the economy, election, and racial equality initiatives are going. I know your needs and I’ve got this. Now you, you simply be concerned with my work - heal your relationships, take care of your neighbors, live decently, and leave the rest to me."

    In these crazy times, let us draw closer to God and look to our hearts. Because that's where Jesus is - and where the right answers lie.

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    St. David's Episcopal Church, 16200 W. Twelve Mile Road, Southfield, MI 48076 USA



    +011 248-557-5430