Just as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so faith apart from works is dead.

St. Peter’s Church in the Great Valley is a vibrant parish where everyone of any age or ability can find a way to grow in faith and to express that faith through action.

The life and mission of St. Peter’s is the responsibility of the Rector and the Vestry, who have established Commissions that focusing on the diverse aspects of that mission. Working through each Commission are Committees which focus in greater detail on that Commission’s work.

We urge you to become acquainted with our parish organizations, and their role in spreading God’s love through our Lord Jesus Christ to the wider community. We ask you to consider how you can become involved in the life of this parish. Please feel welcome to contact any of the Commission chairs for more information, or to express your interest in participating in some of these service opportunities. Read on, then explore further by visiting the links at left, to discern where your gifts and desires intersect with the work of living out our faith here at St. Peter’s Church:

  • Christian Formation Commission – ……… Vestry Liaison and Acting Chair (christianed@stpetersgv.org)
    • Adult Formation – Melissa Shaner, Coordinator
    • Youth Programming – Ann DiMedio and Marsha Wirtel, Coordinators
    • Children’s Christian Formation – …….. , Coordinator
    • Children’s Chapel – Dan Houston and Debi Lynch, Leaders
    • Nursery care – ……….., Coordinator
  • Communications Commission – Trudi Graves, Chair (beacon@stpetersgv.org)
  • Endowment Commission – David Lockner, Chair / Peter Kreek, Parish Treasurer
  • Fellowship Commission – Barbara Coleman, Chair
    • More Than Coffee – Gail Guthridge, Coordinator
    • Newcomers’ Ministry – Pat Harvey, Lead
  • Finance Commission – David Eddy, Chair / Peter Kreek, Parish Treasurer
  • Marketing Commission – Linda Holden, Chair
    • Events   (Space rental) aka Highpoint , Gail Malcolm, Coordinator
  • Outreach Commission – Brenda Grove, Chair
    • St. James School in Philadelphia
    • Chester Children’s Chorus
    • The Clinic in Phoenixville
    • Food Ministry
    • Good Works, Inc.
    • Church Housing
    • Special Projects, Events and Grants
  • Pastoral Care Commission – Mary Ann Tatum, Chair
    • Pastoral Visits
    • Eucharistic Visitors
    • New Member Ministry
    • Meals
    • Transportation
    • Cards & Sermons
    • Needlework (Prayer Shawl) Ministry
  • Preschool Stacy Warkentine, Preschool Director
  • Property Commission – Dave Tatum, Chair
    • BB4J (Bad Boys (and Girls) For Jesus) – Tom Rice, BB-in-charge
    • Beekeepers – Queenie and Jack Northrop, Head Beekeepers
    • Churchyard Committee – Tony Morris, Chair
    • Shepherds – Susan Dovey, Head Shepherd
  • St. Peter’s Players – our theater group; John H. Orr, Director
  • Stewardship Commission – Holly Hardester, Chair
  • Worship Commission – Susy Baum, Chair
    • Acolytes Ministry – Steve Hartman, coordinator
    • Altar Guild – Gail Malcolm and Mary Lou Unruh, Leads
    • Eucharistic Ministers – Rip Tilden
    • Flower Guild – Mary Lou Dunn, Lead
    • Presenters
    • Readers
    • Ushers

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