Staff and Leadership

Deacon John W. Conner
John is a lifelong resident of Newtown, Pennsylvania. He and his family worshipped at St. Andrew’s in Yardley, where he attended through his years as a teenager. It was during this time that he first discerned a call to Holy Orders. He graduated from The Pennsylvania State University in the spring of 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature.

In April of 2018, John was made a postulant for Holy Orders by Bishop Gutierrez and entered the Nashotah House Theological Seminary in the autumn of that same year. He graduated cum laude from “the House” this past spring. In October 2021, he became Deacon in Charge of the Church of the Incarnation, Morrisville and Grace Church, Hulmeville.

 

Sheron Drennen
Sheron took on the role of part-time Parish Administrator at Grace in October 2009. She also worked part-time as the Parish Administrative Assistant at St. James the Greater in Bristol. Before working part-time for two Episcopal churches Sheron worked for 8 years as a Human Resources Administrator for a musical instrument company located in Bensalem. Sheron is a life long Episcopalian. She has been married to her husband, Derek, for 22 years and has two children in college. 

 

Lisa Birnbaum
Lisa came to us in the fall of 2008 insisting she was only interested in being an interim organist until a full-time one could be found. Within six months, we had won her over... especially the personable choir!

Prior to moving to Pennsylvania, Lisa was Director of Music/Organist at another Episcopal Church just outside of Boston, MA for almost twenty years where she directed Senior, Junior, Angel, and Handbell choirs. She also taught middle school music. Mrs. Birnbaum was active with Rose, Thistle, and Thorn, an early music group, performing on harpsichord, flute, and vocals at historic places such as the Paul Revere House and at the bicentennial anniversary of the USS Constitution.

Lisa holds a B.S. in Music from Mansfield University (PA) and an M.M. Ed. in Music from Ithaca College (NY). She has done post-graduate work at Villanova. In addition to her responsibilities at Grace Church, Mrs. Birnbaum is the Academic Dean and Middle School teacher at Philadelphia Christian Center Academy (Bensalem) and coordinates a holiday program and directs a spring musical.

Grace Church strives to combine traditional music with contemporary worship styles to ensure there is something for everyone

The Vestry Leadership

Acting Senior Warden..................................Bob Miller (215-788-2972)

Treasurer............................................................................Sharon Byle

Building Fund Treasurer...................................................... Al VanDine

Clerk of the Vestry................................................................ Bob Miller

Ministry Teams – Team Leaders

Communications......................................................... Sheron Drennen

Pastoral Care...................................................................... Doris Laino

Property................................................................................ Bob Miller

Vestry Members.......................Lorna Campbell-Seely, Dennis Hickey,

..............................Leon Horger, Bob Miller, Al VanDine, Joan Vurlicer.