CLERGY, STAFF & VESTRY

  • The Rev. Jeffrey A. Ross

    RECTOR AND PASTOR                                                                

    As the Rector and Pastor of Saint Peter's Episcopal Church, I would like to welcome you to our parish webpage! We are glad you have found us and want you to know that if you are looking for a spiritual home, you would be most welcome in our community. Here is a little about me. Since August of 2005, I have served as the Rector of Saint Peter's Episcopal Church which has been in existence for over 300 years and is an active and growing community. We have a strong ministry reaching out to youth, young families, and newly retired adults. We are passionate about our local outreach ministries and our companion relationships with parishes in Mexico and in Haiti. I am a life-long Episcopalian and have been ordained since 1998 (my sister is also a priest!). Prior to ordination, I worked as a family therapist as well as on Bishop's staff for Christian Formation. I am a graduate of the General Theological Seminary and I also hold a Master of Science degree in Pastoral Counseling from Neumann University. My wife has a PhD in Corporate Leadership and she currently serves as the Executive Director of the Delaware Alliance for Non-Profit Advancement. We have a daughter in college and a son in high school. We enjoy swimming, skiing, and traveling (especially to our vacation home in Vermont!). Personally, I am trying to enhance my novice skills in photography and playing the penny whistle as my official hobbies (along with loving movies, books and theater!).     eMail Jeff

  • The Rev. Canon Mark Harris

    PRIEST ASSOCIATE

    Mark has served Saint Peter’s Church since 2003. He continues to be active and involved on all levels of Church life, currently serving as a member of the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church as well as a deputy to the 2012 General Convention. Prior to “retirement”, he has served as a Vicar in Puerto Rico, a Chaplain to the University of Delaware, Staff Officer for Ministry to Higher Education and later as Director of Overseas Missionaries for the Episcopal Church. Along the way he has served as a consultant for numerous parishes, dioceses, religious organizations as well as worked on issues of justice and mutual understanding. Mark holds a Master’s of Divinity and a Doctorate of Ministry from the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts and is also a certified Interim specialist and has also been a parish Rector. For his work with the Episcopal Church in the Philippines he has been recognized as a Canon and received an honorary doctorate. Mark is an avid poet and artist. He and his wife are blessed with two wonderful grown children, two spectacular grandchildren and two very lovable dogs! You can follow Mark on his blog Preludium at www.anglicanfuture.blogspot.com. 

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  • The Rev. Carlyle Gill

    PRIEST ASSOCIATE

    The Rev. J. Carlyle Gill recently retired after thirty years of ordained ministry. She is among the first women to be ordained to the priesthood in the Episcopal Church. Carlyle served as Assistant Chaplain to the College at the University of the South, Associate Rector at St. Augustine-by-the-Sea in Santa Monica, California, Rector of St. Stephen and the Incarnation, Washington, D.C., and Senior Associate and Interim Rector at St. Alban’s, Washington, D.C. Carlyle received her Master's of Divinity from The Virginia Theological Seminary, her Master's in Philosophy of Religion from Columbia University and her Bachelor of Arts from Queens University. She is currently a retreat leader and spiritual director.                                 

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  • The Rev. Larry Hofer

    PRIEST ASSOCIATE

    A graduate of Kenyon College, Larry attended the General Theological Seminary and was ordained a priest, having served 22 years in the ministry of the Lutheran church. He served parishes in Harrisburg and Reading PA and, most recently, St. Andrew's State College, where he was rector for fourteen years. He was also chaplain at the University of Chicago. Fr. Larry serves on the Stephen Ministry Committee and is, with his wife Susan, a member of the altar guild and enthusiastic supporter of the music program.                  

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  • The Rev. Ray Michener

    PRIEST ASSOCIATE

    Ray is a retired Lutheran Minister and Navy Chaplain, licensed by the Bishop of the Diocese of Delaware to serve the Episcopal Church . After nine years in parish ministry, he entered the Navy as a Chaplain, serving Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard personnel and their families. He holds an M.Div. from Gettysburg Seminary, a Th.M. from Princeton Seminary, and an M.S. in Pastoral Counseling, from Loyola College. Before retiring and moving to Delaware in 2013, he served six interim pastorates in the Metro Washington, D.C. Synod. He and his partner, Tom, make their home in Paynter’s Mill.

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  • T.J. Thomas

    MINISTER OF MUSIC

    T.J. serves as Minister of Music at Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church, Lewes, DE. He oversees a vibrant music program including several choirs, a concert series, and the annual residency of a prominent Anglican Church musician. Prior to St. Peter’s, T.J. was Interim Director of Music at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit in Emmaus, Pennsylvania. During his undergraduate career, he served on the music staff at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral (Wilkes-Barre, PA) under the direction of his organ teacher and mentor, Canon Mark Laubach. An active member of the Royal School of Church Music in America, T.J. functions as Liturgist and Co-Music Manager for the King’s College Course every summer. He is active in the American Guild of Organists and Association of Anglican Musicians. T.J. received his Bachelor’s degree in Music from Marywood University (Scranton, PA). He was received into the Episcopal Church in 2006. eMail T.J.

  • Adele Fluharty

    PARISH ADMINISTRATOR 

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  • lorri Camilleri

    DIRECTOR OF FAMILY MINISTRY

    Lorri is a transplanted “Jersey” girl by way of Pennsylvania and now thoroughly enjoying her life in Delaware. She worked most recently at St. Thomas’ Church, Whitemarsh in Fort Washington, PA playing piano and leading music for their children’s worship service, First Steps to Worship, and also served as the Nursery Coordinator. Lorri chaired the Lay Eucharistic Minister Committee, served on the Worship and Music Commission, and was a chalice bearer. Although she majored in Liberal Arts, her life-long passion has always been music, having studied voice and music theory at Westminster Choir College and has sung in various choirs over the years as well as for weddings, funerals, and events. She coordinated several large church concerts and music workshops for liturgical composers, Gregory Norbert and Marty Haugen and has fundraising experience. Lorri has one son, Chris, who lives in Erie with his wife, Vicky, and their son, Oliver (and grand-dogs—Max and Dixie). She has a cat (Jax).

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  • Bob Reehorst

    SEXTON

Vestry

The Vestry is the governing body of the parish.


It is composed of representatives elected for a three-year term at the annual parish meeting in November. Each member of the Vestry serves as a liaison to one of the many committees/groups/standing committees of the parish, doing their best to keep everyone informed of the activities and workings of St. Peter's.


The Vestry meets on the third Tuesday of each month. Those who wish to be nominated must be active members of the worshipping community and willing to represent the whole parish. Nominations may be submitted to anyone on the Vestry one month prior to the annual meeting. If you would like to contact the Vestry, please feel free to do so via email [address name-linked] or use this convenient communication form.


  • Bob Wardwell

    SENIOR WARDEN (2017)

    Senior Warden serves as an advisor to the rector and handles administrative/personnel matters of the office staff
  • JAY ROONEY

    JUNIOR WARDEN (2018)

    Junior Warden primary responsibilities include oversight of the property.  Management and Maintenance of St. Peter's, including the church, rectory, office, parish hall, and St. Peter's grave yard.

  • STUART BrAHS

    TREASURER

  • PAT CASADEI

    ADULT CHRISTIAN FORMATION (2019)

    Liaison between the vestry and the clergy on matters concerning adult education.


  • Bob Fischer

    WORSHIP (2017)

    Liaison between the vestry and the Minister of Music and the clergy on matters concerning music and worship.


  • Tracy Mulveny

    PARISH LIFE (2018)

    Liaison between vestry and parish events and social gatherings, as well as welcoming newcomers to our parish

  • Pat Okoniewski

    PARISH LIFE (2017)

    Liaison between vestry and parish events and social gatherings, as well as welcoming newcomers to our parish

  • bONNIE oSLER

    STEWARDSHIP AND PLANNED GIVING (2019)

    Liaison for matters concerning stewardship and planned giving.

  • sue potts

    PASTORAL CARE (2019)

    Liaison between Vestry and Pastoral Care, which is the well-being of our parishioners.

  • hOWARD rEIGN

    AUDIT PROPERTY (2019)

  • John Michael Sophos

    MISSION AND OUTREACH (2017)

    Liaison between vestry and the church's mission and outreach endeavors.

  • BARBARA TENNEY

    CHRISTIAN FORMATION (2018)



  • TINA WICAL

    ART SHOW (2018)