About Fr Kris


Fr Kris was born in Asheville, North Carolina  – His father was a University Professor and his mother was a school teacher.

He was educated at Mars Hill College, Duke University, Oxford University – Lived in Taize, on the Island of Iona, and has travelled extensively in Europe – Served parishe10525851_10152492751918467_7774068046833671167_ns in Surrey, London, Radford Virginia, and Mt. Vernon Virginia – Father of four (ages 18, 16, 14, & 12) – Married to Caroline (Also a Priest) who serves as Associate Priest at Christ Episcopal Church Ponte Vedra Beach with responsibility for the San Pablo campus.

Personal Details
Reverend B. Kris Kramer
304 South Mill View Way
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 32082
904 834 3813

 D.O.B.                        06 January, 1967


1982 – 1985                Madison High School, Marshall, NC

1985 – 1988                BA Mars Hill College (International Business and German)

1989 – 1991                M.T.S.  Duke University Divinity School

1996 – 1999                D.Theol. (Applied Theology) Wycliffe Hall,  Oxford University


1998    Ordained Deacon by Rt. Rev. John Gladwin, Diocese of Guildford, Church of England 

1999    Ordained Priest by the Rt. Rev. Michael Colclough, Diocese of London, Church of England

2000    Member of the Fellowship of St. John, St. Edwards House, London, Cowley Fathers

Professional Experience

01/15 – Present   Chaplain Resident, Baptist Hospital, Jacksonville. Participating in an extensive 12 month full time CPE program which includes regular on call as well as responsibilities for designated area of hospital.

08/14 – 11/14    Visiting Missioner for Growth, St. Francis in the Fields Episcopal Church, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida10422017_10152546017748467_5702547070626691967_n

07/13 – present     Established West African Relief & Development, independent consulting, Solo Flight Retreat leadership in the Diocese of Florida, St Johns Cathedral Choir tour Chaplain to Westminster Abbey and Canterbury Cathedral, Christ Episcopal Church Holy Land Pilgrimage leader

11/11 – 06/13             Chaplain and Senior Welfare Officer of St. Edmund Hall, Oxford and P/T Fellow’s Chaplain of Magdalen College, Oxford

04/10 – 06/13           PTO Priest in the Diocese of Oxford, taking funerals, wedding, and locum cover primarily in the Reading area.

10/07 – 04/10              Priest-in-Charge of St. James’ Episcopal Church, Mt. Vernon, Diocese of Virginia

11/00 – 09/07              Rector, Grace Episcopal Church, Radford, Diocese of Southwestern Virginia; Episcopal Chaplain at Radford University; past Dean of the New River Valley Convocation of Churches in the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia;  past Member of Executive Board for the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia; past Member of the Personnel Committee for the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia, past Vice-President and President of the Radford Fairlawn Ministerial Association; Assistant High School Football Coach at Radford High School, Virginia Special Olympics volunteer/coach/and planning committee member, Assistant Chaplain at Carilion NRV Medical Center.

03/99 – 11/00              Curate for Education and Evangelism, St. John’s Hyde Park, Diocese of London –also Assistant Anglican Chaplain at St. Mary’s National Health Service Hospital during same time.

06/98 – 03/99              Assistant Curate, St. Peter’s, Hersham,  Diocese of Guildford

01/95 – 08/96              Ecumenical Schools Youth Worker for Churches Together in Abingdon, serving three secondary schools on behalf of all of the Christian Churches in Abingdon


I am crazy about all things Duke Basketball. I enjoy watching my son play sports, particularly high school football and Basketball. I love watching all of my children dance and sing and adore my oldest daughter’s original poetry and music. I enjoy golf (15hdcp), playing music (guitar, banjo, and piano), singing, fishing, theater (acting and watching), movies, sitting on the beach, and riding roller coasters with my children…bigger and faster the better!


I am married to Caroline, also a priest. She is originally from Surrey. We met on the isle of Iona and studied at Oxford University together in Graduate school, and we were ordained Deacon together in Guildford Cathedral. We have four children Chloe (18), Calum (17), Kiah (15), and Katherine (13).








  1. Delighted to see that you are back in the States again.

    Paul Vivian

  2. Dear Fr Kris, This is Bishop Cyril Ben-Smith of Asante Mampong Diocese. I will like to chat with you on messenger on the Mampong Babies Home as a follow up on my reply to your recent mail. I look forward to hearing from you. Blessings

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