2023 Vestry Nominees
Annual Meeting: Sunday, May 7 at 10:30am
Nan Dormans was born and raised in Fort Wayne, IN and attended Lutheran schools from kindergarten through senior year. After moving to the Philadelphia area 31 years ago, she taught Sunday School, fed the hungry, and ran VBS and the Senior Program at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ardmore. Being a lifelong Lutheran made it an easy transition for her to become an Episcopalian. Nan was curious about St. David’s following the baptism of her granddaughter, Caroline. After the baptism, she spoke with Frank about how the church felt so alive and she felt God’s presence. While visiting St. David’s three years ago, Nan and her fiancé Andy, knew they had found a wonderful new church home. Since joining St. David’s, she has enjoyed the following: reading and serving communion as a Lay Assistant, cooking for the feeding ministry, participating in the Family Service, and she hopes to become more involved with Project Ensonga. Nan is also an avid reader, rower, and gardener.
Roger (Rod) W. Herrell, Jr.
Roger W. (Rod) Herrell, Jr. was born in Bryn Mawr and was raised in Wayne, PA. A lifelong Christian, Rod and his family have been at St. David’s since 2012, where he is actively involved in the Friday morning men’s bible study. For work, he serves as an attorney and is the Executive Director of Transactions and Intellectual Property for the Gene Therapy Program at the University of Pennsylvania. In his spare time Rod enjoys hiking, biking, and playing golf with his wife and three kids who attend Tredyffrin Easttown Schools.
Anthony and his family have been coming to the St. David’s Annual Country Fair for the past five years. They officially joined the church in the fall of 2021, after they moved from Philadelphia to Villanova. Rooting their children in the word of God was a vital foundation they were seeking, and found at St. David’s. Anthony is an active member with the church, regularly attending the Family Service with his mother-in-law, Joyce, wife, Sharon, and their children, Elora (6) and Eliska (3). He has worked at the Fair auction tent, hosted Adult Christian Formation sessions, wrote for the Lenten Devotional Booklet, sang in the Christmas Pageant, is looking forward to being a lay assistant, and is active with the Men’s Fellowship leaders looking to engage the future generations. By trade, Anthony studied business information technology and has been a project and program manager through different industries. Anthony has been fortunate to live in multiple countries where he studied and volunteered; this gave him a strong appreciation for the word of God and a strong desire to give back. Mission trips with the family are one of the areas they will be participating in to teach God’s word and help others in need.
Lois is a longtime member of St. David’s. After an initial invitation to help lead the Sunday nursery school co-op in the 1990’s, she continued to serve through the years in the following ways: Sunday school teacher, on the Adult Ed Commission (now Adult Christian Formation), as a co-editor of the Lenten Devotional Booklet, with newcomers, with the St. David’s Fair, on Women’s Fellowship, with the Outreach Ministry, and as co-lead of the Cuba Ministry. She is currently in year three of the Education for Ministry (EfM) program held at St. David’s. She is most thankful for Frank’s ministry, that reached to her extended family, throughout her adult life, and hopes she can help serve as the church transitions to a new rector. Lois has a background in program management, finance, and IT. She has a passion for travel and this past year enjoyed hiking the Camino in Spain and skiing in Utah. She and her husband raised their two sons at St. David’s and live in Rosemont.