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.

 

 

The Bishop
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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

Ryan Campbell

Ryan Campbell

Operations Manager, The Church Foundation

215-621-8310

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

Celeste Fisher

Celeste Fisher

Assistant For Operations

(215) 627-6434 x108

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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

Rev. Canon Betsy Ivey

The Rev. Canon Betsy Ivey

Canon For Growth and Support

I can help you strategically think about how you want to change your parish ministry; and find supporting resources for ministry (websites, accounting, grant-writing, sharing resources).

(215) 627-6434 x115

The Rev. Canon Arlette D. Benoit Joseph

The Rev. Canon Arlette D. Benoit Joseph

Canon For Transition

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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Kionna Lipscomb

Front Desk Administrative Assistant

215.627.6434 ext. 101

Sean McCauley

Sean McCauley

Property Manager

(215) 627-6434 x181

Liam Reid

Liam Reid

Media Manager

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

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Kerry Sherman

Senior Accountant

(215) 621-8313

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; Vicar, St. Stephen’s Church, Philadelphia

(215) 329-3807

Andy Kline

The Rev. Andrew Kline

Vicar, St. John’s Norristown

(303) 956-8854

Vicar for Prison Ministry

The Rev. George Master

St. Dismas Prison Mission

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

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

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

Phil Geliebter

The Rev. Phil Geliebter

Deacon, Cristo y San Ambrosio and Free Church of St. John

Deacon Karen Kaminskas

The Rev. Karen Kaminskas

Deacon, St. Mary's, Ardmore

Ken McCaslin

The Rev. Ken McCaslin

Deacon, St. David's Episcopal Church, Wayne

Jeff Moretszohn

The Rev. Jeff Moretzsohn

Archdeacon, The Church of the Good Samaritan, Paoli

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The Rev. Pamela Nesbit

Deacon, Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral

Marjorie Oughton

The Rev. Marjorie Oughton

Deacon, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Chester

Pat Rubenstein

The Rev. Pat Rubenstein

Deacon, St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Glenside

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, St. James' Episcopal Church, Collegeville

Barbara Tobin

The Rev. Barbara Tobin

Deacon, St. Mary's Hamilton Village (Phila.)

Honorary Canons

Honorary canons are priests within the diocese with specific missions.

Jordan Casson

The Rev. Canon Jordan Casson

Canon for Peace and Reconciliation

Matthew Dayton-Welch

The Rev. Canon Matthew Dayton-Welch

Canon for the Holy Land

Hilary Greer

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.

Frank Allen

The Rev. Frank Allen

Rector, St. David's, Radnor

Albert Dandridge

Albert Dandridge

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

Jane Gober

The Rev. Jane Gober

Rector, Christ Church, Ridley Park

Janice Jervay

Janice Jervay

Parishioner, St. Andrew St. Monica, Phila.

Cliff Kozemchak

Cliff Kozemchak

Parishioner, St. Thomas', Whitemarsh

Kirk Muller

Kirk Muller

Parishioner, Redemption, Southampton

James Pope

James Pope

Parishioner, St. Paul's, Chestnut Hill

Eric Rabe

Eric Rabe

Parishioner, Redeemer, Bryn Mawr

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

Veronika Travis

The Rev. Veronika Travis

Rector, Christ Church, Ithan and St. Martin's, Radnor