Pastors & Staff

The Rev Jim Watson, Supply Plus Priest

Terry Derise - Senior Warden (Interim Head of Church)

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.