Our People

We are co-creators in this journey of hope, transformation and love. This is your diocese and we are your staff – here to serve. 

Bishop

Bishop Daniel Gutiérrez was ordained on July 16, 2016 as the 16th Bishop of the historic Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania.  He emphasizes the importance of the role of a Bishop as a loving shepherd.

 

 

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The Rt. Rev. Daniel G.P. Gutiérrez

Bishop Diocesan

(215) 627-6434 dgutierrez@diopa.org

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Staff

The diocesan staff is committed to responding to your emails and phone calls within 24 hours. We are continually seeking to improve. Please reach us if you need anything.

 

The Rev. Canon Kirk Berlenbach

The Rev. Canon Kirk Berlenbach

Canon For Growth and Support

I can help you connect with the community; develop new and innovative ministries; and maximize use of church buildings and grounds.

215-627-6434, ext. 191

Nicole Clothier

Nicole Clothier

Senior Accounting Specialist

(215) 621-8308

Lori Daniels

Lori Daniels

Executive Director of The Church Foundation

(215) 627-6434 x104

Mark Davis

Mark Davis

IT Support Manager

(215) 627-6434 x190

Jane Gober

The Rev. Canon Jane Gober

Canon for Transition Ministry

I can help you find clergy for your congregation; apply for grants for continuing ed. and sabbaticals; and help individuals who are discerning a call to ordained ministry.

(215) 627-6434 x102

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Mia Hain

Executive Assistant to the Bishop

215-627-6434 xt. 124

Canon Doug Horner

Canon Doug Horner

Canon For Finance & Business

I can help you with the Sacred Ask; parochial reports and audits; commercial insurance, healthcare, benefits and pensions through Church Pension Group; endowments and investments; parish financial management and operations; property issues, tenant leases/licenses to use; and employment/human resource policy and procedures.

(215) 621-8318

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Jill Howard

Manager of Finance

(215) 621-8313

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Kionna Lipscomb

Front Desk Administrative Assistant

215.627.6434 ext. 101

Sean McCauley

Sean McCauley

Property Manager

(215) 627-6434 x181

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Pam Prell

Associate for Transitions

(215) 627-6434 ext. 134

Liam Reid

Liam Reid

Media Manager

I assist with the creation of videos; the Media Center; and some diocesan events.

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Lisa Reinhardt

Operations Manager, The Church Foundation

215-621-8310

The Rev. Canon Toneh Smyth

The Rev. Canon Toneh Smyth

Canon For Mission

I can help connect you with trainings that focus on mental health and addiction concerns; wide missions/events that address national and global issues (e.g. poverty, racism, discrimination, health disparity, legislative changes, acts of violence); and with parishes doing similar mission work.

(215) 627-6434 x130

Sherrie Tatman

Sherrie Tatman

Diocesan Assistant

(215) 627-6434 x107

Jennifer Tucker

Canon Jennifer B. Tucker

Canon For Communications

I can help you with content creation; grassroots marketing; web site development; social media strategy; event planning; messaging; and crisis communications.

(215) 627-6434 x110

The Rev. Canon Shawn Wamsley

The Rev. Canon Shawn Wamsley

Canon To The Ordinary For Evangelism And Administration

I can help answer questions about the operations of the Diocese; direct congregations to support and resources within the Bishop’s office; answer questions about policy and procedure within the Diocese; and provide direct support for Evangelism ministries, initiatives and programs.

(215) 627-6434), ext. 109

Vicars



The Rev. Jessie Alejandro

The Rev. Jessie Alejandro

Vicar, The Church of the Crucifixion

Mike Giansiracusa

The Rev. Michael Giansiracusa

Vicar, St. Gabriel's Church, Philadelphia

(215) 329-3807

The Rev. Jose Luis Memba

Vicar, Cristo y San Ambrosio; Vicar, Free Church of St. John

Doris Rajagopal

The Rev. Doris Rajagopal

Vicar, Darby Mission

(610) 649-7623

Rev Chris Schwenk

The Rev. Christopher Schwenk

Vicar, St. John’s Norristown

Deirdre Whitfield

The Rev. Deirdre Whitfield

Vicar, St. Mary’s Church, Chester

(610) 745-2053

Deacons

Deacons bring the Gospel out into the world.  Today there are almost 3,000 deacons in The Episcopal Church.  Deacons are involved in a wide variety of work such as feeding the poor, ministering to homeless, and caring for children. This work is carried out in many settings – the community, hospitals, prisons, retirement communities, etc. 

Dennis Bingham

The Rev. Dennis Bingham

Deacon, Christ Church, Ridley Park

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The Rev. Johnine Byrer

Deacon, Church Of The Holy Spirit, Harleysville

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The Rev. Stacey Carmody

Deacon, St Andrews in the Field & Redemption, Southampton

Dennis Coleman

The Rev. Dennis Coleman

Archdeacon, Christ Episcopal Church, Pottstown

610-999-2926

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The Rev. Lynn Czarniecki

Deacon, Trinity Memorial Church, Philadelphia

908-217-6365

Joseph Dietz

The Rev. Joseph Dietz

Deacon, St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Phoenixvile

610-323-1033

Carol Duncan

The Rev. Carol Duncan

Deacon, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Chestnut Hill (Phila.)

Diane Faison

The Rev. Diane Faison

Deacon, St. Francis-in-the-Fields, Malvern

Andrea Garnder

The Rev. Andrea Gardner

Deacon, St. Augustine Of Hippo, Norristown & Christ Church Old Swedes

Geliebter

The Rev. Phil Geliebter

Deacon

Joe German

The Rev. Joseph German Sr.

Deacon, Christ Church, Media & St. John’s Essington

Beth Hollingshead

The Rev. Beth Hollingshead

Deacon, St. George and St. Barnabas, Phila.

Deacon Karen Kaminskas

The Rev. Karen Kaminskas

Deacon, St. Mary's, Ardmore

Jeff Moretszohn

The Rev. Jeff Moretzsohn

Deacon, St. Peter's in the Great Valley, Malvern

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The Rev. Jeanne Sachs

Deacon, St. Paul’s Elkins Park & Holy Nativity, Rockledge

The Rev. Canon Toneh Smyth

The Rev. Canon Toneh Smyth

Canon For Mission

I can help connect you with trainings that focus on mental health and addiction concerns; wide missions/events that address national and global issues (e.g. poverty, racism, discrimination, health disparity, legislative changes, acts of violence); and with parishes doing similar mission work.

(215) 627-6434 x130

Louis Steffenhagen

The Rev. Louis Steffenhagen

Deacon, Church of the Epiphany, Spring City

The Rev. Kristin Waskowicz Woods Portrait

The Rev. Kristin Waskowicz Woods

Deacon, St. Anne’s Abington & All Hallows, Wyncote

Honorary Canons

Honorary canons are priests within the diocese with specific missions.

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The Rev. Canon Jordan Casson

Canon for Peace and Reconciliation

Hillary Greer Portrait

The Rev. Canon Hilary Greer

Canon for Education and Renewal

Trustees

The Board of Trustees has a special charge for the administration of the business and financial affairs of the diocese.

Albert Dandridge

Albert Dandridge

Parishioner, The African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas, Phila.

The Rev. Ernie Galaz Portrait

The Rev. Ernie Galaz

Rector, Christ Church, Media

Janice Jervay

Janice Jervay

Parishioner, St. Andrew St. Monica, Phila.

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Mary E. Kohart, Esq.

Chancellor

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Gregory Maughan

Accounting Warden, Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square

Richard Morgan Portrait

The Rev. Richard Morgan

Rector, St. James', Downingtown

Eric Rabe

Eric Rabe

Parishioner, Redeemer, Bryn Mawr

Jimmie Reed Portrait

Jimmie Reed

Accounting Warden, St. Luke's, Germantown

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Renae Rutherford Lowe

Vestry, St. Andrew and St. Monica, Philadelphia

Kathleen Stephenson

Kathleen Stephenson

Parishioner, St, Peter's, Phila.

Elizabeth Curtis Swain

Elizabeth Curtis Swain

Parishioner, Advent, Kennett Square

Roberta Torian

Roberta Torian, President

Parishioner, St. Francis-in-the-Fields, Malvern

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The Rev. Ben Wallis

Rector, Incarnation Holy Sacrament, Drexel Hill

Standing Committee

The Standing Committee is a body of advice and consent, working with the Diocesan Bishop, and is involved in making strategic decisions for both the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania and The Episcopal Church in raising up, calling and/or approving the call of candidates for ordination and the Episcopate.

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Ron Francis

Parishioner, St. Peter's Church, Philadelphia

Hillary Greer Portrait

The Rev. Canon Hilary Greer

Rector, St. Andrew’s, Yardley

Colin Johnstone Portrait

Dr. Colin Johnstone

Parishioner, Church of the Advent, Kennett Square

Andrew Kellner Portrait

The Rev. Andrew Kellner

Priest-in-Charge, Church of Saint Asaph

Jill La Roche-Wikel Portrait

The Rev. Jill La Roche-Wikel

Rector, St. John’s, Concord

Deborah Parker Portrait

Deborah Parker

Formation Director, St. Martin’s, Radnor

Michael Ruk Portrait

The Rev. Michael Ruk

Rector, Christ Church, Ridley Park

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Liz Wendt

Parishioner, Trinity, Ambler