Pastors & Staff

Rev. Karl Griswold-Kuhn

Rector (Lead Pastor)

Karl grew up in upstate New York and became a Christian at the age of 14 in a non-denominational church.  He attended Portland (Oregon) Bible College after high school with hopes of becoming a youth pastor.  God clearly had other plans and he ended up attending the State University of New York at Albany and double majored in Philosophy and Political Theory. He was confirmed into the Episcopal Church in 2008 where he discerned a call to the priesthood.  He attended Berkeley Divinity School at Yale and was ordained in the Diocese of Albany in June 2011 and became rector of a small parish in Kinderhook, NY for 3 years before moving 60 miles north to Glens Falls where he served as rector of Church of the Messiah for 6 years.  Karl has been serving as rector of Christ Church in Nacogdoches since August of 2020 and is married to Jen and has a daughter named Judith.

Rev. Wanda Cundiff

Deacon Emeritus

Deacon Wanda was ordained in February 2007 and graduated from the Iona School for Ministry. As deacon, she gave of her time to local outreach ministries,  particularly Love In the Name of Christ, 21/7, and helped with pastoral care for our parish. She is Chaplain for the Daughters of the King , a licensed Spiritual Director, and a graduate of Education for Ministry.  She is a graduate of the University of Texas with a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. She is married to Troy Cuniff, and they have two grown children and four grandchildren. She serves on the Kitchen Cabinet for the Episcopal Health Foundation, on the Board of Independence Manor, and the faculty of the Iona School.  She retired from parish ministry in June of 2022.

Crystal Nett

Parish Administrator

Mrs. Crystal Nett has been the Parish Secretary of Christ Church since 2001. She grew up in Dallas and attended Dallas Community College. She is married to Don Nett and they have a son.

Nita Hudson

Choir Director

Nita Hudson is a member of the music faculty at SFASU teaching Applied Voice and working extensively with the Opera Workshop program as Assistant Director/Production Stage Manager. Nita has assisted with over 50 opera productions at SFASU. She received her BM in Music Education and MM in Vocal Performance/Vocal Pedagogy from SFASU. Nita has been the Choir Director at Christ Church for over 20+ years. She is active in musical theatre, both performing and helping produce over 40 musicals at the Lamp-Lite Theatre in Nacogdoches.

Dr. Ping-Ting Lan


Dr. Ping-Ting Lan, a native of Taiwan, holds BA, MM and DMA degrees in Piano Performance from the University of North Texas. She has worked for SFA as a staff accompanist, adjunct faculty and Music Prep piano teacher and has performed as a soloist, duo pianist and chamber musician in the United States and in Taiwan. Dr. Lan has served as a church organist along with her husband, Dr. James Pitts, at Westminster Presbyterian Church for the last seven years. They have one son, Adrian, who is ten years old.

Lori Cotten


Lori is a Christian and native Texan, holds a BA in Accounting from Stephen F. Austin State University. She has served as the Financial Secretary since November 2018. Lori is married to Travis and they have two children, Abigail and Weston.  She enjoys running, reading and her family.

Jan Heard

Nursery Coordinator

Jan is responsible for leading the staff of child care workers for the nursery on Sunday mornings and a multiple of events at the church.

Susan Morris

Children's Chapel Coordinator

Susan and her team work on leading Children's Chapel every Sunday at the 10:30 am service.