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Pastor Lauren Heywood

Pastor Lauren began at St. David’s in August, 2018. Pastor Lauren grew up in Potomac, MD, as a member of St. Francis Episcopal Church. She attended Dartmouth College, receiving her BA in Classical Languages in 2014. She joined Luther Place Memorial Church in 2013, before beginning seminary in 2014 at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. Pastor Lauren graduated seminary in 2018. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time with friends.


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Suzanne BraTtelli, Office Administrator

Sue is originally from Northern New Jersey, but has lived in Philadelphia for the past 20 years. She started working for St. David’s in November 2017. She is so happy to be here and enjoys working with the congregation.


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Joseph McArdle, Director of Music

Led by Joe McArdle (vocals, guitar, keyboards), the Rejoice Band has been performing at the 10:30 AM Rejoice Service for several years. According to Joe, "The Rejoice service really rocks! We do Church differently here at St. David's."

Indeed, the congregation can often be seen clapping and dancing along with the energetic three-piece band. Whether it is an updated version of a standard hymn, a recent Contemporary Christian tune, or even the occasional original song, the Rejoice Service truly is a celebration of God's love.

Ed Gerold, Michele McArdle, and Joe Silvestro serve alongside Joe as musicians in the Rejoice Band.

Our council serves as a leadership team, helping the congregation to look forward to where God is leading us next. We are grateful for the service of the following leaders:

Patricia Gallagher - President

Janice Anderson - Secretary

Patricia Tomero - Treasurer

Judie Borkowicz

Robert Foley

Barbara Gerold

Jose Ibarra

Gail McClay

Virginia Fahey - Financial Secretary

Dorothy Campbell - Bookkeeper