Commission on Ministry

The diocesan Commission on Ministry is charged by the national and diocesan canons to “advise and assist the Bishop in the implementation of the national and diocesan ministry canons.”  It consists of “not less than fifteen members, including Priests, Deacons, and at least six lay persons.  It shall seek to represent the diversity of the Diocese in terms of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disabilities and age” (Canons 20.1.1 and 20.2.1 of the Diocese of Pennsylvania).

“The Commission shall advise and assist the Bishop: (a) In the implementation of Title III [“Ministry”] of these Canons; (b) In the determination of present and future opportunities and needs for the ministry of all baptized persons; (c) In the design and oversight of the ongoing process for recruitment, discernment, formation for ministry, and assessment of readiness therefor” (Canon III.2.2 of Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Church).

The Commission on Ministry performs its essential work on behalf of the diocese and the larger Church with prayer, diligence, good spirit, mutual affection and respect, and essential humor. COM members are indeed as diverse as our diocese—in race, gender, liturgical style, economic status, geography, age, politics, and theological conviction. We trust this diversity models for the congregations and clergy of the diocese the diversity of nominees we hope will seek ordination. 

Members of the COM are prepared to talk with congregations about the ministry of all the baptized as well the specifics of the ordination process.  The process contains many essential steps, each of which, we pray, allows generous room for the work of the Holy Spirit. Please call or write Canon Jill Mathis at Church House for details (jillm@diopa.org or 215-627-6434, ext.102). 

The members of the COM are honored to serve the Diocese and the Church in the holy, moving, and sometimes painful work of helping devout people discern God’s call. There is deep satisfaction and joy in seeing the Holy Spirit move in the lives of those called by God to ordained ministry in the church, and our faith in God and love for our Church are renewed by our work.

As of October 2014, these are the members of the Commission on Ministry: 

 

TERM ENDS 2015

The Rev. Eric Bond (2010)

2122 Washington Ln.

Huntingdon Valley, PA  19006

St. John’s, Huntingdon Valley

H: 215-947-2528

O: 215-947-3212

C: 215-740-4358

email: revbond@stjohnshv.org

Mr. Jerome Buescher (“Jerry”) (2010)

316 Manton St.

Philadelphia, PA  19147

Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’)

H:

O:

C: 215-432-4292

email: jerome.buescher@gmail.com

The Rev. Joseph Dietz (2010)

2619 N. Charlotte St.

Pottstown, PA  19464

St. Peter’s, Phoenixville

H: 610-323-1033

O:

C: 610-203-1722

email: joesframes@comcast.net

Ms. Vicki Ellis (2010)

1520 Christian St.

Philadelphia, PA  19146

St. Luke and the Epiphany

H: 215-985-4436

O: 215: 400-5872

C: 215-868-0603

email: bainbridgephila@aol.com

The Rev. Koshy Mathews (2010)

103 Potters Pond Drive

Phoenixville, PA 19460

St. Peter’s, Phoenixville

O: 610-933-2195

H: 610-933-2081

C: 978-314-8100

email: koshy.mathews@gmail.com

The Rev. Christine E. Mottl (2010)

94 E. Oakland Ave.

Doylestown, PA  18901

St. Paul’s, Doylestown

H: 215-348-5088

O: 215-348-5511, x 14

C: 402-350-8988

email: revchrism@aol.com

Ms. Barbara D. Savage (2010)

845 N. Mt. Pleasant Rd.

Philadelphia, PA  19119

African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas

H: 215-242-3045

O:

C:

email: bdsavage1@gmail.com

TERM ENDS 2016

Ms Caroline MacMoran (2011)

1009 Westview St.

Philadelphia, PA  19119

Trinity Memorial

H: 215-848-1531

O: 302-475-1880 #3

C: 267-496-8308

email: cmacmoran@gmail.com

The Rev. Claire Nevin-Field (2011)

St. Peter’s Church

313 Pine Street

Philadelphia, PA  19106

St. Peter’s, Philadelphia

H:

O: 215-925-5968

C:

email: nevin-field@stpetersphila.org

The Rev. Richard Robÿn (2011)

Trinity Church

6901 Rising Sun Avenue

Philadelphia, PA  19111

Trinity, Oxford

H: 215-572-0858

O: 215-745-6114

C: 917-658-6314

email: rector@trniitychurchoxford.org

The Rev. Kyle Tomlin (2011)

The Church of St. Alban, Roxborough

6769 Ridge Ave.

Philadelphia, PA  19128

St. Alban’s, Roxborough

H:
O: 215-482-2627
C: 610-233-5453
email: churchofstalban@gmail.com

TERM ENDS 2017

The Rev. Dr. Daniell Hamby

St Andrew's Episcopal Church

47 W Afton Avenue

Yardley, PA  19067

St. Andrews, Yardley

H:

O: 215-493-2636

C:

Email: Daniell@standrews-yardley.org

Mr. Frank Johnson (2012)

[need preferred mailing address]

African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas

H: 215.854.1777

O: 

C: 

Email: frankj2011@gmail.com

The Rev. Callie Swanlund (2012)

Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields

8000 St. Martin’s Lane

Philadelphia, PA  19118

St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Chestnut Hill

H:

O: 215.247.7466 x105

C: 630.373.7550

email: CSwanlund@stmartinec.org

TERM ENDS 2018

Ms. Barbara Dundon (2013)

6030 Bridget Street

Philadelphia, PA  19144

St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Chestnut Hill

H: 215-438-8460

O:

C:

email:  dundon.barbara@gmail.com

The Rev. Mariclair Partee (2013)

1027 Arch St. #406

Philadelphia, PA 19107

St. Mary’s, Hamilton Village

H:

O:

C: 770.344.8654

email: rector@stmarysatpenn.org,

The Rev. Hillary Raining (2013)

St. David's Episcopal Church

763 S. Valley Forge Road

Wayne, PA 19087

St. David’s Radnor

H:

O: T: 610-688-7947 x 216

C:

email: hraining@stdavidschurch.org

BISHOP OVERSEEING THE ORDINATION PROCESS - PRIESTHOOD

The Rt. Rev. Clifton Daniel, III

Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania
3717 Chestnut Street, Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Diocese of Pennsylvania, Bishop Provisional

 

H:

O: 215-627-6434

C:

email: cdaniel@diopa.org

STANDING COMMITTEE’S SUBCOMMITTEE ON ORDINATIONS

The Rev. Kathryn Andonian

Church of the Holy Spirit

2871 Barndt Road

Harleysville, PA 19438

Holy Spirit, Harleysville

H:

O: 215-234-8020

C:

email: revkathy@churchoftheholyspirit.us

Ms. Debora Brown      

St. Andrew & St. Monica

6141 Walnut street

Philadelphia, PA 19139

St. Andrew & St. Monica

 

DIOCESAN STAFF

Canon Jill Mathis

Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania
3717 Chestnut St., Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Diocese of Pennsylvania, Canon for Transition Ministry

 

H:

O: 215-627.6434, x102

C:

email: jillm@diopa.org

Marcia White

Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania
3717 Chestnut St., Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Diocese of Pennsylvania, Assistant to Jill Mathis

 

 

H:

O: 215-627.6434, x102
C:

email: marciaw@diopa.org

 

 

 

 

 

 
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