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ST. DAVID'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
763 South Valley Forge Rd.
Wayne, PA 19087

CALL US: 610.688.7947

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Meet Our Staff

Melissa Biondi
Membership Engagement Director

 

Melissa is the primary contact person for recruiting, training, and arranging participation by volunteers for church events and programs.

Email | x236

 

Sarah Champlin Youth Minister

 

 

Sarah is  involved in developing, directing and coordinating a comprehensive Youth Ministry (Grades 5-12): helping to  develop and lead the Middle School Youth Group, the High School Youth Group, coordinate the Confirmation Program, and support other big events and mission trips. In addition to working closely with the youth and staff, Sarah provides leadership and supervision to volunteers involved in these ministries. Responsibilities also include the development of spiritual programs and establishing comfortable and supportive faith relationships within our community

Email | x220

 

 


Diane Dowlin
Administrative Assistant for the Associate Clergy

 

Diane manages the Church calendar by scheduling all meetings and events and coordinates event set up requests with the Property Department. She also supports Christmas and Lent Holiday Outreach and the Outreach Grant Program. Diane assists the Communication department with branding of Program Brochures and event posters.

Email | x224

 

 

Jo-Ann Funkhouser
Finance Manager

 

 

 Jo-Ann is responsible for the accounting and bookkeeping functions of the church. She manages payroll and bank reconciliation. Jo-Ann supports the annual Stewardship campaign in cooperation with the Finance and Stewardship Commission. She also organizes financial records for the annual audit, prepares parishioner Giving statements and issues monthly budget reports to the Finance Commission and budget reports to the Department Chairs. 

Email | x202

 

 

Shannon Garland
Administrative Assistant for Worship

 

Shannon is the staff liaison for the Vestry and related commissions. She supports the general ministry of the church, produces all worship bulletins, schedules Lay Assistants for participation in services, maintains the Intercessor Prayer List and interacts with families planning memorial services. Shannon is responsible for the Rector’s calendar, appointments and preparation of classroom material.

Email | x210

 

Matt Grove
Graveyard and Building Supervisor

 

Matt is responsible for the upkeep of the Graveyard database, meets with families who are interested in purchasing plots and coordinates with funeral directors and families who are arranging burials. He performs the Sexton duties associated with funerals. Matt also assists with snow removal and general maintenance of the grounds and buildings.

Email | x270

 

 

Kay Joseph

 

Kay works part time from September-June and handles our cemetery database.

Email 

 

 

Maria Leal
Director of Children's Education

 

Maria oversees the Sunday School Program for children in grades 2-5, Good Shepherds Park, Pre K- grade 1, The Edge and grades 4-5, as well as the Children’s Sermon and Wednesday evening children’s education offerings.  Maria is involved in VBS, the Shrove Tuesday Supper, the Easter Egg Hunt and a variety of developmentally-appropriate ways for our children, youth and their families to grow in their faith.

Email | x229

 

 

Lauren Machowski
Director of Communications

 

Lauren is responsible for the development and coordination of all published electronic and visual communications for the Church, including: DOVE, Advent and Lent publications, Invitation to Ministry book, Annual Report, Narthex posters, and website banners. She maintains the St. David's website, parish and community publicity, social media, and the implementation of new technology, as it relates to parish communication.

Email | x230

 

 

Kathy Marcantonio

 

Kathy works as the Tuesday & Thursday receptionist September through June.

 Email | x210

 

 

 

 

Joe Matsil
Lead Sexton

 

 Joe prepares the Church and Chapel for worship. He assists the Altar Guild, Flower Guild, and Coffee Hour volunteers, as well as, generally assisting parishioners, clergy, and staff with setups and events.

Email | x238

 

 

 

Osvaldo Montes
Groundskeeper

 

 Osvaldo helps to maintain St. David’s numerous outdoor areas including the Fairgrounds, the Graveyard and other church-owned properties. “King” is responsible for the routine maintenance of equipment, for grass cutting and leaf pick-up. He assists with snow and ice removal and offers support to events held in the fairgrounds.

grounds@stdavidschurch.org

 

 

Leslie Robertshaw
Parish Administrator

 

 Leslie manages the financial, property, and personnel resources of the church and graveyard. Along with the Rector, she is responsible for preparation of the annual budget and monitors expenditures to assure compliance with the approved budget. Leslie is a member of the Finance and Property and Stewardship Commissions and provides for the custody and safekeeping of church records.

Email | x226

 

 

Dr. Clair Rozier
Director of Music

 

Clair is responsible for directing the St. David’s Adult Choir to help lead worship at our weekly Sunday services from September through June. The choir also leads two Taizé prayer services, one in the fall and one in the spring. Clair also directs the Adult Chamber Choir who sings a cappella motets monthly. Clair also directs the St. David’s Children’s Choir, which presents an annual musical in June.

Email | x212

 

 

Heather Sill
Parish Secretary

 

Heather answers and directs all incoming phone calls and visitors. She maintains the Parish Registry for Baptism, Confirmation, Wedding and Funeral records. She is the staff liaison for the Newcomers Commission, Monday Morning Flowers, the Sermon and Birthday Card Ministry. Heather proofreads all publications and prepares the Calendar and Readings section for the Sunday bulletin.

Email | x205

 

 

Dr. Elaine Sonnenberg
Associate Director of Music

 

Elaine is responsible for directing the Primary choir (K thru grade 1). These young choristers focus on music that communicates a direct message of God's presence and learn anthems to be sung in worship approximately six times a year. Elaine also directs the Handbell choirs to grow in skill and proficiency and to prepare music for presentation in worship monthly. Elaine presents and Annual Talent Show and directs a Pageant Band.

Email | x223

 

 

Holly Vicki
Music Librarian

 

Holly supports the music department of St. David’s Church and maintains the Music Library.

 

 

 

Marissa Kiepert Truong              Head of School, St. David's Episcopal Day School 

 

Dr. Marissa Kiepert Truong is Head of School at St. David’s Episcopal Day School. She has specific expertise in early childhood education, holds a credential in parenting education, earned a master’s degree from Villanova University, and a Ph.D. in educational psychology from Temple University. Dr. Kiepert Truong is passionate about engaging learners through hands-on, process-oriented activities, honoring each child as an individual, and providing an inclusive environment that fosters a child’s self-confidence and character.

Email | direct: 484-588-5643

 

 

Amy Van Sciver Darst           Assistant Head of School, St. David's Episcopal Day School 

 

Amy attended Cabrini University, where she received a dual certificate in both Early Childhood and Elementary Education. She began teaching as a Gifted Math teacher in the T/E School District, and soon moved into a teaching position at New Gulph Children’s Center, in Villanova, where she taught preschoolers for many years.

Shortly after, Amy became involved with Practical Strategies, Inc., an Educational Consulting company, where she primarily correlated state standards to educational textbooks. 

 

Buff Barnes, Spiritual Direction

 

 Buff is the Director of the St. David’s Center for Spiritual Direction. Trained spiritual directors offer one-on-one and group Spiritual Direction. The Spiritual Life Ministry also offers contemplative centering prayer, Yoga with Spirit, Exercise in Faith and the St. David’s Labyrinth.

Email | direct: 610-254-0351

 

 
 

Judy Krischker, Wedding Coordinator

 

Judy is the staff contact for weddings. She assists the couple in planning the ceremony and answers questions about the preparation process. 

Email | direct: 610-692-2979

 

 

Margie Winters
Director of the Gift Shop

 

Margie oversees purchasing, inventory management, volunteer staff, accounting and marketing.  She provides St. David’s parishioners and the community with information about our role of helping to fund the church’s international outreach programs in Guatemala, Haiti & Uganda.

Email | x231