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. You can view the staff organizational chart here.


Bishop Daniel Gutierrez 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

The Rt. Reverend 
Rodney R. Michel

The Rt. Rev. Rodney R. Michel

Assisting Bishop

(215) 627-6434 rodneym@diopa.org


The diocesan staff is committed to responding to your emails and phone calls within 24 hours. And, 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 Support and Growth

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) 627-6434 x118

Takiyah Cuyler

Senior Accountant

(215) 627-6434 x105

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

Executive Assistant To The Bishop

(215) 627-6434 x108

Canon Doug Horner

Canon Doug Horner

Canon For Finance and Business

I can help you with Sacred Gifts for Mission & Administration; parochial reports and audits; commercial insurance, benefits and pensions through Church Pension Group; endowments and investments; parish financial management and operations; property issues and tenant leases and licenses to use; and employment and human resource policy.

(215) 627-6434 x145

Rev. Canon Betsy Ivey

The Rev. Canon Betsy Ivey

Canon For Support and Growth

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

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Quincina Jackson

Assistant For Office Of Transition Ministry

(215) 627-6434 x111

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

Sean McCauley

Sean McCauley

Property Manager

(215) 627-6434 x181

Roberto Morales-Velez

Roberto Morales-Velez

Assistant For Operational Support And Sexton For Youth Ministry

Jeremiah Mustered

Jeremiah Mustered

Assistant For Operations And Benefits Coordinator

(215) 627-6434 x126

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

Dioesan Assistant

(215) 627-6434 x107

Jennifer Tucker

Canon Jennifer B. Tucker

Canon For Communication

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


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The Rev. Dr. Peter Kountz

Vicar, St. Stephen’s Church, Philadelphia

(215) 922-3807

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The Rev. Dr. Renee McKenzie Hayward

Vicar, George W. South Memorial Church Of The Advocate

(215) 978-8000

Andy Kline

The Rev. Andrew Kline

Vicar, St. John’s Norristown

(303) 956-8854

Doris Rajagopal

The Rev. Doris Rajagopal

Vicar, Darby Mission

(610) 649-7623

Deirdre Whitfield

The Very Rev. Deirdre Whitfield

Vicar, St. Mary’s Church, Chester

(610) 745-2053