• The Rev. Jeffrey AUSTIN 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!).   


  • The Rev. Canon Mark Harris


    Mark has served at Saint Peter’s Church since 2003.   He has served as a Vicar in Puerto Rico, a Chaplain to the U. of Michigan and U. of Delaware, was Staff Officer for Ministry in Higher Education and Director of Overseas Missionaries and Partnership officer for East Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East at the Episcopal Church Center in New York, and director of an independent mission agency. He has been a rector and interim priest in Delaware.  Along the way he has served as a consultant for numerous parishes, dioceses, religious organizations as well as worked on issues of justice and peace.


    Mark holds a Master’s of Divinity and a Doctorate of Ministry from the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. For his work with the Episcopal Church in the Philippines he was named Canon for External Relations, and received an honorary doctorate. Mark is an avid poet and artist, with a printmaking studio in Milton, De.  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


  • 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.                                 


  • 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 Millsboro.


  • The Rev. Ted Olson


    Ted was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware. He was ordained as a Roman Catholic priest in 1979 for the Diocese of Wilmington where he served in parishes and as a canon lawyer. He earned a graduate degree in canon law from The Catholic University in Washington, DC, a master's degree in pastoral care and counseling, and training in spiritual direction from Neumann University in Aston, PA. After electing to leave Roman Catholic ministry in 2004, he worked in the fields of alcohol and drug counseling, psychotherapy, and hospice chaplaincy. Following his reception into the Episcopal Church, he entered a process of discernment resulting in his petition to have his ordination received by the Episcopal Church. In August 2020, Ted’s Orders were received by Bishop Kevin Brown, and he is now canonically resident in the Diocese of Delaware.

    Ted and his spouse, Jack Anderson, live in Millsboro with their two Siamese cats, Annie and Lucie. They enjoy traveling in their RV as well as living in lower Delaware. Ted’s interests include personal and spiritual growth, ongoing education, and good entertainment.





     Larry was born and raised in Flint, Michigan. After earning a Master Science Degree in Engineering from the University of Michigan, Larry held several positions in engineering management and consulting. He retired from professional consulting in 2013. He joined Saint Anne’s Episcopal Church of Middletown when he arrived in Delaware in 1999. After several years on the Vestry and serving as Treasurer for 6 years, Larry answered the call to the Diaconate Ministry and was ordained in 2019. Larry has led and served in organizing several outreach ministries in Delaware. Larry has served as the Disaster Preparedness Officer for the Episcopal Church in Delaware since 2020.  He is active with the Delaware Behavioral and Emotional Support Team and Medical Reserve Corp. delivering vaccines, food and pastoral support during the COVID pandemic.


    Larry and his wife Sue have two children and three grandchildren.



  • The rev. Paula j. waite,, acc


    Paula is a vocational deacon whose service within the Diocese of Delaware is fulfilled by her ministry as a Staff Chaplain at Beebe Healthcare at the main campus in Lewes. Paula graduated from St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore Maryland and was ordained to the diaconate by Bishop Chilton Knudsen in 2018. Paula completed her residency in chaplaincy at Christiana Hospital in 2017 and joined Beebe Healthcare upon graduation. Paula has a certificate in the Foundations of Palliative Chaplaincy and is Board Certified by the Association of Professional Chaplains. Paula created and offers a community education program, Life Before Death, that focuses on Advance Care Planning. Paula and her husband Tom reside in Milton with their cat Samantha. Please contact Chaplain Paula at Beebe Healthcare if you or your loved ones are hospitalized.


  • Kelley Mallon


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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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  • Jessica Potter

    Director of Family Ministries and Communications

    Jessica serves as the Director of Family Ministries and Communications at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Lewes, DE. She became a member of St. Peter’s in 2014 and volunteered with Godly play, Vacation Bible School, and Heart and Soul. Later she served as the under 30 delegate for Convention and was the Vestry liaison for Christian Formation.  

    Jessica oversees St. Peter's online platforms and Christian formation programs from Godly Play through S.P.Y High school. She is on the Diocesan Youth Leaders Advisory Group and the Multi-Faith Steering Committee.

    Jessica has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Delaware and is a Certified preschool teacher. Jessica lives in Millsboro with her spouse Michael and dog Charlie.

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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

  • Stuart Brahs

    SENIOR WARDEN  (2025)

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

  • Scott Samples


    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.

  • jacqueline ferris

    Spirituality (2023)

    Liaison for matters concerning services and events that will enhance the life of our Parish.

  • Gordon Tanner


    Liaison for duties assigned by the rector.

  • Jody Barbarulo

    Pastoral Care (2023)

    Liaison for Pastoral Care and Stephen Ministry

  • Lee Peters

    PROPERTY (2024)

    Liaison for matters concerning our building and grounds.

  • Pat Casadei

    Worship and Music (2024)

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

  • Dan Somerset


    Liaison for matters concerning parishioners and welcoming newcomers to our parish focusing on the ministry for hospitality.

  • Chip Beaverson

    STEWARDSHIP (2026)

    Liaison for matters concerning Stewardship including Planned Giving and Open Door.



    Liaison for matters concerning parishioners and welcoming newcomers to our parish focusing on the ministry for hospitality.

  • Robert Gotwalt


    Liaison for matters concerning Christian formation.

  • Kevin Morgan


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


    TREASURER 2026