Rev. Christopher Easthill – Rector
Rector of the Anglican/Episcopal Church of St. Augustine of Canterbury is the Rev. Christopher Easthill, who was appointed (initially as Priest-in-charge) on 1st March 2014.
Father Chris is a graduate of St. John’s Theological College, Nottingham, UK and Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, USA. Prior to his position in Wiesbaden he served as an assistant at the Church of the Ascension, Munich.
He is married to Heidi and together they have two grown children, Philip and Clara, as well as a lively and occasionally loud dog, Rasmus!
Christopher is a UK national, and since 2014 also a German citizen, who has lived and worked in Germany for nearly 30 years. Before his ordination he worked for the Allianz Group in a number of project and senior management functions.
Rev. Douglas Robinson – Priest Associate
Douglas is a priest of the Church of England, licenced to work at St Augustine’s by Bishop Pierre. He and his family have been members of the congregation since 2001. He is a native of Manchester, (U.K.) and first trained and worked as a teacher. Then he trained for the ordained ministry of the Church of England, first at Trinity College, Bristol, and then as a World Council of Churches/Fulbright Scholar at Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia (Presbyterian). From 1974-85 he worked in parishes in the Diocese of Liverpool. He then combined teaching and pastoral care as chaplain to two private Schools in England; Epsom College and Dantseys.
He has lived in Germany since 1995 and has worked in state secondary schools in the State of Rheinland Pfalz as a teacher of Protestant Religion and English. He retired in 2013.
Douglas is married to Corinna and together they have three teenage children, Gwendolyn, Rebecca and John . He has two adult children from his first marriage, Richard and Sarah, who are married and living in England. Richard has two small and lively boys.
Rev. Robert Vukovic – Priest Associate
Robert is a son of Croatian immigrants who settled in Germany in the early 1970s. He was born in Frankfurt but by his deep connection to his parents’ home country of Croatia, he grew up in both German and Croatian traditions, cultures, and languages.
He studied Catholic theology at the Theological Faculty in Fulda and at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich and was ordained as a deacon in the Roman Catholic tradition in 2009 and a priest in 2010. He worked as a priest in Germany, Croatia, and temporarily in Hawai’i. After leaving the Catholic ministry, he moved to Wiesbaden, Germany, where he started a career as funeral director in a local funeral home.
The funeral arrangements for a parishioner of St. Augustine’s brought him in contact with the Anglican/Episcopal tradition for the first time, where he soon found a new spiritual home. In 2017, Robert was received into the Episcopal Church by Bishop Pierre Whalon and, soon after that, he applied to be received into the priesthood of the Episcopal Church. On September 12, 2021, Robert renewed his commitments to the Holy Orders and was received as a priest in the Episcopal Church by Bishop Mark Edington.
Dorothee Dziewas – Lay Preacher
Dorothee has been a member of St. Augustine’s for almost 20 years (and of the Episcopal Church for 15) and has served in different roles in the parish. She is currently a member of the Mainz Ministry team as well as the delegate to the Wiesbaden ecumenical Council of Churches.
During the pandemic Dorothee took up theological studies with Theologie im Fernkurs, a course made available by the Domschule Würzburg. In her work as a translator, writer and editor for Christian publishers, words – and how they can be used to share the Gospel – have always played a major role. This may well have contributed to her developing a special interest in biblical studies and preaching. In February 2023, Dorothee was licenced by Bishop Mark Edington as a Lay Preacher in the parish of St. Augustine’s.
Dorothee grew up in the north of Germany before university and work took her to London, Bonn and Wuppertal. She came to the Wiesbaden area when she met her husband Paul, who is also a northerner (from the UK) – and a theologian, which makes for great dinner conversation!