Canon Christopher A. Hillak
Missioner for Digital Communications
Bachelor of General Studies
Concentration in Arts and Humanities; Minor in Religious Studies
Candidate for Master of Public Affairs
Concentration in Non-Profit Administration
Christopher joined the Diocese of Northern Indiana as the part-time Missioner for Digital Communications on October 1, 2018. He is responsible for managing the EDNIN website, creating social media content, and designing the enewsletter. He also assists with events and the overall branding of the diocese. Christopher’s professional background is in marketing campaigns, project management, event planning and coordination, media planning/placement, and information technology through his work in advertising, higher education, publishing, and technology. He is currently employed full time as the Operations Lead at Apple, Inc.
Within the diocese, Christopher currently serves as the Senior Warden and on several committees at the Cathedral of Saint James, South Bend. In 2018, he was elected to serve as the diocesan representative on the Province V Board of Directors. Previously, he was the Music Director and Communications Coordinator at Saint Michael and All Angels, South Bend. He also has served the diocese four times as a delegate to Diocesan Convention, a deputy to Province V Synod, and as a deputy to General Convention where he was the Secretary of the Credentials Committee.
Hometown: Granger, Ind.
Faith Community: Cathedral of Saint James (South Bend, Ind.)
Greatest inspiration: My grandparents, Patty Jo and Hal Baker
Favorite sports team: Notre Dame soccer, football, basketball, and hockey; New York Yankees; Indiana Pacers
Proudest moment: Winning high school state soccer tournament, graduating from college, getting married
Favorite book: Charlotte’s Web (as a child), God Believes in Love, Love is an Orientation
Hobbies: Cheering for the Fighting Irish at soccer matches and other sporting events, playing the piano, enjoying the arts, and traveling
Favorite food: Pizza, my Grandma’s cooking (chili, spaghetti, chocolate chip oatmeal cookies), Sherman’s Mackinaw Island Fudge ice cream