Fr. Christopher G. Roberts, 41, faithful priest of the Diocese of Lafayette and pastor of St. Paul Catholic Church, Marion died on October 10, 2020. Christopher was born in Logansport on February 17, 1979 to George H. and Bernadine A. (Steinbart) Roberts.
Christopher was a 1997 graduate of Logansport High School where he was valedictorian and excelled in extracuricular activities and athletics: debate, band (saxophone), basketball, football and track. He continued his education at Harvard University from where he graduated magna cum laude in 2001. His calling to the priesthood came from his experience at Harvard and after graduating he pursued the vocation at Pontifical College Josephinum Seminary and the North American College Seminary Rome with studies at the Gregorianum. Christopher was ordained in 2007 and diligently began his priestly career as Associate Pastor at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, Carmel. As an Associate Pastor he was then assigned to St. Francis Newman Center at Ball State University and St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Zionsville. In the years following, he was the administrator and pastor of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Union City and St. Joseph Catholic Church in Winchester. While working on his Sacred Theology License he was a resident priest at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Kokomo. Fr. Christopher was then assigned to pastor Holy Family Catholic Church in Gas City and St. Paul Catholic Church, Marion. Most recently he was serving as pastor of St. Paul Catholic Church, Marion.