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Our Staff
Phone extensions given below may be reached by calling the church at 610-543-4712.
Dorrie McGrath - ext. 110 or spcparish@swarthmorepres.org
Parish Administrator/Director of Volunteer Ministries 

Dorrie is the first person to start with if you have a question about almost anything at SPC. She answers the phone, responds to your email, maintains the church calendar and the website, coordinates room usage, provides administrative support to our committees and volunteer groups, keeps our database current, edits and produces our worship bulletins, and often keeps chocolate in the candy dish! Dorrie is an active member who sings in the Chancel Choir, serves as one of our cantors, and coordinates offertory music for Chapel Worship.  If you have a question or need information and don't know who else to ask, start with Dorrie.  


Jennifer Vincent - ext. 121 or spcfinance@swarthmorepres.org
Finance Manager

Jennifer Vincent is the nerve center for all of the money that flows in and out of SPC coffers; from the change collected in hunger jars to large bequests, she sees that all records of income and expenses are posted accurately and deposited or disbursed in a timely manner. Jen prepares the monthly financial reports used by session and many of our committees as well as our critical year-end reports. She keeps our insurance policies up to date, works closely with our auditors to ensure that we are in compliance with both our own bylaws and all government legislation, and in conjunction with the Finance committee and Session as they prepare monitor our annual budget. Jen is at the hub of all committee activities that involve major spending - from building projects to the disbursement of Outreach funds to payroll. She is also an active church member, and the mother of three children; Jen helps in various church school classes, serves on the Fall Fair "Collectibles" committee, and has often volunteered her time and gardening talents to our "H.O.E" team. If you have any questions about our budget, how we are spending your pledge dollars, or want to inquire about any financial matters, Jen will get you the answers you need. 


Ashley Kuly Charles - ext. 118 or spcchildren@swarthmorepres.org
Director of Children's Ministry 

A child of the church, Ashley has been active in a variety of roles since she was 7 years old. In her role as Children's Ministry Coordinator, Ashley coordinates all of our children's programs, including church school for children through 5th grade and childcare for infants and toddlers. She works closely with the Children's Education Committee selecting curricula, scheduling teachers, and responding to feedback on issues ranging from schedules to classroom supplies to snack requests. She is the shepherdess that makes sure both teachers and children have what they need for their classes on Sunday morning. The Children's Ministry Coordinator also administrates seasonal activities for children and the childcare provided during our Lenten Tenebrae service and the Annual Meeting. If you are willing to help in a classroom (we are always in search of helpers - even those that can only commit to a few weeks) or have questions about church school, childcare, or need an accommodation for a child with disabilities, please contact Ashley. 


Jean Noon - ext. 120 or spcoffice@swarthmorepres.org
Finance Coordinator 

Jean is the newest member of the church staff. She works closely with Jennifer Vincent; ensuring that our bills are paid on time, managing payroll both for church staff and NDS, recording contributions to memorial funds, acknowledging gifts, and preparing quarterly contribution statements. Jean will always make time to listen to your questions and concerns and track down the answer you need. 


Ali Holsinger - ext. 123 or spccommunications@swarthmorepres.org
Director of Communications

Ali oversees all areas of SPC communication. She is the designer and publisher of our
 bi-monthly newsletter, the Herald, writes the weekly notes that keep congregants well-informed, and her skills as a graphic artist are helpful to all ministries, as they work with her to produce flyers and brochures to support their efforts. Ali works closely with local media to see that events of community interest are well publicized and has a hand in our presence on Facebook. The familiar rose window, deep blue background, and mission statement quote at the top of each webpage are her design. Ali is also an active church member and the mother of two children that keep her busy on the home front. 


Jeffrey DeVault - ext. 114; or 610-715-9064 or jeffdevault@gmail.com 
Director of Music

As Director of Music Jeff oversees our entire Ministry of Music. His most visible roles -- or perhaps in his case we should say audible - or even laudable -- are those of director of our Chancel Choir and organist. Behind the scenes he works closely with our pastoral staff in planning weekly worship so that what we experience on Sunday morning is a focused and cohesive service. Jeff's virtuosity at the keyboard extends to the piano, and we are blessed with wonderful preludes and postludes on a weekly basis. Jeff is part of a musically gifted family and has close ties to other talented local musicians; he has brought many of them to us for special occasion music and summer worship. If you are interested in joining the Chancel Choir or have any questions related to our music programs, contact Jeff.  


Eileen Ericsson - spcbells@swarthmorepres.org
Bell Choir Director

Eileen is among the newer members of the church staff and adds the weekly rehearsals and Sunday directing of our Chancel Bell Choir to a full plate of musical responsibilities. Eileen is a capable organist who serves as Organist/Liturgical Music Director for Saint Maria Goretti RCC in Hatfield, PA.  She is also the owner/operator of a music studio in Souderton, PA, where she teaches piano and organ students privately. But the job that perhaps keeps her busiest of all is that of mother to four teenage boys! If you are interested in being part of the bell choir, or have any questions or comments on handbells at SPC, contact Eileen.


Ray Thompson - spcjrchoir@swarthmorepres.org 
Children's Choir Director

Ray is an active church member, sings baritone in the chancel choir, and directs the energetic group of 1st through 5th graders that comprise our Children's Choir. A teacher by vocation, Ray also happens to be a theater guru with a gift for bringing out the best in others, both onstage and off. He revels in the purposeful chaos that seems to define directing our annual children's cantata, a musical production that gets the members of all three children's choirs onstage sharing Bible stories in word and song one Sunday each May. Please contact Ray if you have questions about our Children's Choir or the cantata. 


Vippy Yee - spcyouthchoir@swarthmorepres.org 
Youth Choir Director

Vippy is an active church member who also directs our Youth Choir. Open to middle and high school students, the youth choir is a welcoming and supportive group that enjoys singing and sharing themselves with one another because of her leadership. Please don't hesitate to contact her if you have questions about or suggestions for the youth choir. 

John Hoing - building@swarthmorepres.org 
Building Superintendent

John is the quintessential "maintenance man." If something is broken, he repairs it; if something needs building, he builds it. His visible role on Sunday as the one-armed-paperhanger who makes sure all doors are open, lights on, classrooms set up, flipcharts and appropriate equipment in place, and spaces converted as schedule dictates (while most of are enjoying worship, John is transforming Fellowship Hall from a classroom to a space for coffee and various displays), is but the tip of the iceberg. All week long John is the "glue" that keeps our busy calendar of meetings and events from unraveling. Never ask what his hours really are; he is simply here when we need him. And we are grateful.  


Greg Piscorik
Custodian

Greg is the one-man wonder who works a full day at SPC every Tuesday in addition to his full-time job at what we have come to refer to as the "other church" (Trinity Episcopal Church). In addition to cleaning the sanctuary, Fellowship Hall, and all staff offices, Greg can often be seen taking food donations to someone's car for transport to Chester Eastside, setting up tables & chairs on committee nights, and generally helping wherever an extra hand is needed.  


John Steacker 
Custodian

John is another well-kept secret to the cleanliness and accessiblity of our building. John works 6 afternoons a week, primarily cleaning the Nursery School domain. He is also the reason that the building is open for evening meetings, Loeffler Chapel is arranged for choir rehearsals, and a variety of other groups find this to be a welcoming place.  


Jim Maule - maule@law.villanova.edu or messages may be left in the office mailbox
Sunday Sexton 

Jim is an active church member and serves as president of the Chancel Choir in addition to being our Sunday sexton. Turning on the lights, setting out the flowers and bulletins, changing the banner and linens, setting up the hymn boards, and making sure the Bible is open to the first reading are just some of the many details to which Jim attends so that the sanctuary is in order for worship each Sunday. He also serves as ex-officio to the Worship and Music Committee, where his input both as sexton and Choir President and his compulsive attention to detail coupled with a mega-gig memory are invaluable. 


Debby Richardson - 610-543-2861 or spnds@swarthmorepres.org 
Nursery Day School Director

Debby serves as both Director and one of the teachers in SPNDS and may be contacted with any questions related to the school. 
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