• 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. 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 grown daughter and a son. We enjoy swimming, skiing, and traveling. 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


    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 

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  • The Rev. Carlyle Gill


    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. Ray Michener


    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


    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.

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  • The Rev. Deacon Chris Miller-Marcin


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  • Ed CHamberlain


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  • Kelley Mallon


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  • Bob Reehorst



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 first Tuesday of each month. Those who wish to be nominated must be active members of the worshiping 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

  • sue potts

    SENIOR WARDEN  and (2022)

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



    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.



  • jim berrigan


    Liaison for matters concerning OPEN DOOR project.

  • John Biddle

    PARISH LIFE (2021)

    Liaison for matter concerning our life together.

  • Randy Burton

    PROPERTY (2021)

    Liaison for matter concerning our building and grounds.

  • jacqueline ferris

    ART SHOW (2020)

    Liaison for matters concerning the annual Art Show.

  • Donna Ledbetter

    PASTORAL CARE (2020)

    Liaison for matters concerning pastoral care.



    Liaison for matters concerning the stewardship & planned giving.

  • John Mears

    Invite. Welcome. Connect. (2022)

    Liaison for matters concerning welcoming newcomers to our parish.

  • Jessica Potter


    Liaison for matter concerning Christian formation.


    WORSHIP (2022)

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

  • Dan Somerset

    OUTREACH (2021)

    Liaison for matters concerning our outreach and mission to the local community and beyond.