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
  • Let It Go!

    Let It Go!


    When somebody's dumb driving forces you to hit the brakes to avoid a crash, don't act like you've never done the same thing.

    No matter how careful we are, we're all human and make mistakes!

    When it's our fault, we want people to understand and cut us some slack.

    But when it's their fault, we get angry, upset, and want to tell the other person off!

    Treating other people like we want to be treated means fighting back the urge to retaliate, play vigilante - and put ourselves in their shoes -

    - understanding they may be having a bad day,
    be going through a tremendous challenge,
    or may just have made a mistake.

    Three words: let it go!

    Don't let someone else's bad behavior inspire imitation!

    The God inside you gives you power to forgive,
    power to turn the other cheek,
    power to rise above the offensiveness - and hold on to your happiness!

    3 words: let it go! 
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    St. David's Episcopal Church, 16200 W. Twelve Mile Road, Southfield, MI 48076 USA



    +011 248-557-5430