Christ Church Welcomes Josh Barton as Director of Youth Ministry

As part of a long-term commitment to continue to strengthen and support families, Christ Church has hired Josh Barton as Director of Youth Ministry. Barton has 16 years of experience as a full time Youth Minister in Gilbert, Arizona and Fairfield County.

Most recently, he served for eight years as Student Ministry Pastor at Trinity Church, managing a team of 20+ volunteers and serving 100+ students.

Barton has a gift for cultivating strong relationships with students, parents, volunteers, and congregants and organizes faith-based, ongoing group curriculums and discussion groups, week-long camps and events.

Christ Church believes that raising children with faith powerfully affects their overall happiness and well-being, are better able to process emotions, and are more compassionate. Christ Church is deeply committed to their Children and Youth Ministries, with programs appropriate for every age.  

Christ Church is a lively community of faith composed of people with diverse backgrounds, circumstances, and spiritual journeys, bound together by God’s love for all people everywhere and united in the common mission to seek and serve God in all persons. The church fulfills this work through the dedicated ministries of over 300 volunteers annually, who serve on more than 40 commissions, committees, guilds and task forces. In addition, the church hosts and supports more than 20 community meetings per week including 12-step programs, choral and music groups, neighborhood groups, and children’s programs. The Christ Church Preschool is a regional leader in early education, and their bookstore, Dogwood Gifts and Books, is a thriving resource of both faith-based and secular books. The church’s 40-year partnership with Neighbor to Neighbor allows them to serve those in Greenwich who are in need of food.

The Mission of Christ Church Greenwich is to be a vibrant Episcopal community proclaiming God’s love for every human being, no exceptions. Following Jesus’ teachings is their compass for personal growth, community outreach and harmonious living. Its vision is to seek and serve God in all people through inspiration from the Bible, worship, community outreach, music, and art in our sacred historic home.