David and Kelly Richter met in Nashville, TN, in the fall of 2000 while Kelly was working for a local troubled girl's home and David was serving as an intern with Reformed University Fellowship at Vanderbilt University. They were married in November of 2002 and almost immediately moved to Edinburgh Scotland to do short term mission work with a local city-center Free Church. After their return from the mission field, David and Kelly attended Covenant Theological Seminary in St Louis, MO, where Kelly earned a masters in counseling degree and David a masters of divinity. Then, in the summer of 2007, they moved to Rochester, MN, where they lived and worked at L'Abri Fellowship and David served as the associate pastor at Trinity Presbyterian Church. In May of 2012, the Richters were called by Christ the King Boston to plant a church in Somerville and to become the next site congregation of their multi-congregational church. Then, in January of 2013, the Richters moved to Somerville and began the work to make this vision a reality. The Richters have two wonderful children, Sam and Luci.
Matt and Naomi met in the Boston area and were married in 2015. Matt, a graduate of Beeson Divinity School, had served churches in Ireland and Birmingham before coming to Somerville in 2013 to join the work of Christ the King Somerville. He was ordained as a minister in the PCA in October of 2014. Naomi is originally from near London, England, but grew up mostly in Connecticut. She moved to Somerville in 2010, and since then has taught children at Park Street School in Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood. In July of 2017, Liam Matthew Owens was born, bringing new joy, love and chaos to the Owens family.
PAIGE VAN NORSTRAND
Women's Discipleship Director
Originally a native of Seattle, Washington, Paige has loved living in Somerville for the past five years and has found many ways to make it home - not least of which has been participating in the CTKS church plant from its first days. Paige holds a master’s degree in social work from Washington University in St. Louis, and has worked in multiple jobs as a clinical social worker and therapist, initially in Rochester, MN before Boston. She currently spends most of her days hanging out with her three spunky kids and spunky husband, and thinking about how God’s grace intersects with the everyday moments of real life.