Doylestown Presbyterian Church
“Be a bridge for Christ
    and a beacon of His love.”

About Us

Board of Deacons

Class of 2014

Class of 2015

Class of 2016

Wanda Cornell Jeanette Geiger Lori Christenson
Maura Duncan Marianne Gilmour Dick Cornelius
Jill Eberts Brad Hedrick Sharon Cummings
Dot Fabian Marty Kuhn Jim Kmetzo
Sean McGovern Tom Schuster Laura Mendelson
Lynn McMullin Cathy Stevens Debi Miller
Rob Reilly Dave Wolff
Craig Sutton

Moderator:  Craig Sutton

Communion Servers

Download the full schedules for the 8:30 and 11:00 services, 2012-2013.

Sunday, October 7,  2012 (World Communion)

  • Maureen Arnold
  • David Craft
  • Nancy Craft
  • Rita Flack
  • Jeannette Geiger
  • Wayne Hoch
  • Fredda Lake
  • Frankie LaRosa
  • Ginny Moore
  • Fred Nobbs
  • Linda Raitt
  • Jay Stough

Choir: Glenn Haas, Janet Roberto
Subs: Robert Myers, Sue Cipollo, Julie Toner

  • Bruce Applestein
  • Linda Barker
  • Jim Blore
  • Peter Christianson
  • Marie Cooper
  • Barbara Folts
  • Roger Folts
  • Diane Frater
  • Tom Maclin
  • Lori Mowen
  • Chance Worthington
  • Lurleen Worthington

Choir: Rita Lukas, Geri McMullin
Subs: Scott Cornell, Wanda Cornell, Carol Plesser

Sunday, November 25, 2012

  • Lynn Bauer
  • Scott Blore
  • Nick Ferrara
  • Bob Fighera
  • Tara Gormley
  • Sherri Hoynak
  • Larry King
  • Jean Kraus
  • Mike Line
  • Erich Lukas
  • Melody Moore
  • Ellen Phillips

Choir: Mimi Bach, Anne K. Bishop
Subs: Gary Baltozer, Terry Herring, Leslie Kuhn, Marty Kuhn

  • John Baker
  • Bud Cassel
  • Shirly Cassel
  • Elisha Darville
  • Leslie Kuhn
  • Cheryl Morris
  • Holly Mullin
  • Linda Rutkosky
  • Maria Schreiner
  • Trish Brewer
  • Ann Sweet
  • Mike Waters

Choir: Maryanne Darrah, Anne K. Bishop
Subs: Jan Frank, Kathy Mahanes, Marty Kuhn, Jon Knapp

Monday, December 24, 2012 (Christmas Eve)

9:00 pm - TBD
11:00 pm - TBD

Sunday, January 6, 2013

  • Gary Baltozer
  • Sue Cipollo
  • Dave Gray
  • Sue Gray
  • Becky Larsen
  • Joe Larsen
  • Jim Laser
  • Robert Myers
  • Fred Nobbs
  • Brian Reiff
  • Mary Lee Reiff
  • Rich Smith

Choir: Besse Brindle, Maryanne Darrah
Subs: Dianne Mill, Carl Mill, Fredda Lake, Melody Moore

  • Linda Barker
  • Jay Belding
  • Barbara Belding
  • Cameron Craig
  • Jonathan Craig
  • Bill Deeter
  • Mark Magno
  • Sue Haldeman
  • Tom Haldeman
  • Lori Mowen
  • Claudia Smith
  • Van Starner

Choir: Mimi Bach, Bill Bishop
Subs: Susan Craig, Megan Craig, Marne Dietterich

Sunday, February 17, 2013

  • Lou Cipollo
  • Dot Fabian
  • Tara Gormley
  • Hazelanne Karabudak
  • Jean Kraus
  • Barry Pratt
  • Carol Pratt
  • Brian Rawlings
  • Barb Sperry
  • Margaret Thoresen
  • Julie Toner
  • Dave Williams

Choir: Chris Crooke, Susan Darville
Subs: Will Remphrey, Scott Runyan, Tom Richards, Linay Richards

  • Jane Antheil
  • Tony Baccari
  • Leslie Ballantyne
  • Sue Beans
  • Holly Mullin
  • Judy Cody
  • Kieran Cody
  • Phil Herman
  • Jon Knapp
  • Eileen Roth
  • Maria Schreiner
  • Alice Vernon

Choir: Chris Crooke, Susan Darville
Subs: Bill Antheil, Roger Riedley, Ron Feigles

Thursday, March 28 (Maundy Thursday)

7:30 pm - TBD

Sunday, March 31, 2012 (Easter)

8:00 - TBD
9:30 - TBD
11:00 - TBD

Sunday, May 19, 2013

  • Maureen Arnold
  • Anne L. Bishop
  • Dave Craft
  • Nancy Craft
  • Nick Ferrara
  • Dave Gray
  • Sue Gray
  • Larry King
  • Ann Petro
  • Ellen Phillips
  • Craig Sutton
  • Jeff Toner

Choir: Naomi Darville, Galen Hays
Subs: Becky Larsen, Joe Larsen, Scott Runyan

  • Cameron Craig
  • Susan Craig
  • Marty Kuhn
  • Leslie Kuhn
  • Tom Maclin
  • Dick Mumaugh
  • Judy Mumaugh
  • Tom Schuster
  • Justine Smith
  • Mark Strasburg
  • Mike Waters
  • Jim Wood

Choir: Naomi Darville, Jeff Fulgham
Subs: Ann Sweet, Russ Maclin, Cheryl Morris

Sunday, July 14, 2013 (Scottish Communion)

  • Karen Cameron
  • Fredda Lake
  • Erich Lukas
  • Robert Myers
  • Barry Pratt
  • Carol Pratt
  • Matt Purdy
  • Rob Purdy
  • Derek Reid
  • Lynn Reid
  • Will Remphrey
  • Rich Smith

Choir: Phil Cacossa, Bill Swezey
Subs: Hazelanne Karabudak, Linay Richards, Tom Richards

  • Jim Blore
  • Marne Deitterich
  • Ron Feigles
  • Brad Hedrick
  • Lori Mowen
  • Dwight Price
  • Van Starner
  • Louise Watkins
  • Dave Wolff
  • Chance Worthington
  • Lurleen Worthington
  • Lou Zoppel

Choir: Phil Cacossa, Bill Swezey

Sunday, August 25, 2013

  • Anne L. Bishop
  • Dot Fabian
  • Bob Fighera
  • Karl Halter
  • Jim Laser
  • Mike Line
  • Kay Rote
  • Barb Sperry
  • Craig Sutton
  • Margaret Thoresen
  • Julie Toner
  • Dave Williams

  • Peter Christianson
  • Fran Green
  • Trish Brewer
  • Dick Mumaugh
  • Judy Mumaugh
  • Bob Murphy
  • Sherrie Murphy
  • Bill Nicodemus
  • Roger Riedley
  • Eileen Roth
  • Maria Schreiner
  • Jim Wood

Current Openings

Associate Pastor for Youth and Their Families

Doylestown Presbyterian Church is currently seeking an Associate Pastor for Youth and Their Families to serve the congregation.  This position is full-time.  To view the Ministry Information Form, click here.

Applicants should send information to:

Ms. Linda Rutkosky, Moderator--APNC (Youth)
127 East Court Street
Doylestown, PA  18901

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Director of Christian Education

Vision

Doylestown Presbyterian Church (1,800) is seeking a full-time Director of Christian Education (DCE) who will lead in strengthening the educational life of the church. This individual will have a firm grasp on the purpose, values and strategy of the church for fostering learning and discipleship among our children, youth, and adults so that they may "be a bridge for Christ and a beacon of His love."

Responsibilities

The DCE will serve as educator in various capacities throughout the church. He or she will lead and administer Christian Education for children, plan curriculum, teach, assist with adult and youth education as needed, invite, motivate, train, and support a large group of volunteers, build relationships with children and their parents. The DCE will be active with and visible to all ages. The DCE will supervise 4 part-time staff members, and will report to the Head of Staff.

Skills

The DCE will be an experienced educator, effective communicator, leader, engaging, detail-oriented, energetic, creative, able to work independently as well as with a team, sensitive to diverse populations.

Qualifications

We seek an individual who is comfortable within the Reformed tradition and has a mature, active and authentic journey with Christ; a passion for teaching; and the ability to lead and create community by sharing the Word of God. A Master's Degree in Christian Education is preferred or a Master's or Bachelor's Degree in Primary/Secondary Education with a willingness to pursue further studies in Christian education in denominationally-sponsored programs. Teaching experience in a church setting is desirable. Send cover letter, resume with contact information for three references, plus a statement of faith to:

Mr. Louis White
Director of Christian Education Search
Doylestown Presbyterian Church
127 East Court Street
Doylestown, PA 18901

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Application deadline for this position is February 14, 2014


Organist

Doylestown Presbyterian Church is seeking an organist to begin July 1, 2014. 

 Responsibilities include:  

  • Serve as organist for Sunday morning worship (8:30 and 11:00), and special services throughout the year.
  • Serve as accompanist for Chancel Choir, Festival Choir, Youth Choir, and 456 Chorus on Wednesday and Thursday evenings.
  • Play for weddings and funerals as scheduled. (With additional compensation provided).
  • Collaborate and work with Director of Music and the Arts, and other music staff.

To view the full job description, click here.

To apply for this position send cover letter, resume, 3-5 references and  if possible, audio/visual sample of your work.

Organist Search
Doylestown Presbyterian Church
127 East Court Street
Doylestown, PA  18901

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History

logoThe Presbyterian Congregation of Doylestown started when the Reverend Uriah DuBois came to Doylestown to found Union Academy in 1804, at what is now the corner of East Court and Broad Streets. The Academy served as a private school from its inception until August 1849, when it became part of the public school system. The building was razed in 1889 to make way for the Doylestown Borough School which was destroyed by fire in 1973.

steepleThe founding of the Union Academy in 1804 provided an opportunity for the first religious services in the community. The Reverend Uriah DuBois, pastor of the Deep Run Presbyterian Church in Bedminster Township several miles north of Doylestown, was the first principal of Union Academy, and one room in the Academy was set aside for use by all Christian denominations.

The Reverend DuBois divided his pastoral duties between Deep Run and Doylestown. In 1813, the year after Doylestown was made the county seat, the Presbyterians built their first church building on a lot purchased from John Shaw for $400. The new building was dedicated on August 13, 1815. It was constructed of stone, cost about $4200 to build, and stood on the site of the present church building. In 1871, the old church building was torn down and a new edifice was constructed facing East Court Street. The first building had faced Church Street. The new church edifice was dedicated on May 16, 1872. The Reverend DuBois continued to serve as pastor at Deep Run and Doylestown, as well as principal of the Union Academy, until his death in 1821. The congregation was served by supplies, interims, and short pastorates until the Reverend Silas Milton Andrews, D.D., came to serve as minister in 1831. Dr. Andrews' pastorate continued for fifty years. When he came in 1831, there were only 95 members in the two churches at Deep Run and Doylestown. By 1877, membership had grown to 400.

In 1913, the Deep Run and Doylestown congregations were officially merged to become the Deep Run-Doylestown Presbyterian Church. In 1957, a new church was established on the original site at Deep Run and both churches then resumed separate and respective histories.

In 1940, an educational building was constructed behind the church edifice on Mechanics Street. The building was enlarged in 1965 and renamed Andrews Hall in honor of Dr. Silas Andrews who served for fifty years as minister (1831-1881). In the fall of 2011, an eighteen-month project ended that included the expansion of Andrews Hall, renovation of the sanctuary, and construction of an enclosed bridge connecting the two buildings. At the same time, a new mission statement was approved declaring our ongoing resolve to be a "Bridge for Christ and a Beacon of His Love."

Since Dr. Andrews' ministry, the congregation has been served by the Reverends: William A. Patton, 1881-1890; W. Hayes Moore, 1890-1897; Robert M. Labaree, 1899-1904; John M. Waddell, 1904-1907; William E. Steckel, 1908-1920; George M. Whitenack, 1921-1937; Meyer M. Hostetter, 1938-1957; Dr. Thomas S. Goslin II, 1957-1967; George M. Haines, 1968-1970; Kenneth H. Hollenbaugh, 1971-1976; Dr. William C. Barger, 1978-2000; Dr. John M. Willingham, 2003-present.

The current congregation numbers approximately 1,800 members and is served by a professional staff that includes two pastors: the Rev. Dr. John M. Willingham, Pastor, and the Rev. Keith W. Roberts, Associate Pastor.

In 2012, the DPC History Committee took on the task of writing a new book to be published soon and reproducing A History of Doylestown Presbyterian Church, Vol. I.  To view the book, click on the links below:

A History of Doylestown Presbyterian Church, Volume I

Session

Class of 2014

Class of 2015

Class of 2016

Sue Beans Tara Gormley Maureen Arnold
Barbara Belding Cheryl Morris Price Jones
Bruce Bengtson Judy Mumaugh Timothy Liebig
Kieran Cody Ann Petro Robert Maxwell
Elizabeth Eberts Brian Rawlings Michael Rush
Nick Ferrara Mark Strasburg Charlotte Walter
Terry Herring Jay Stough Lou White
Jon Knapp   Candace Young 
Linda Raitt    
     

Clerk:  Linda Raitt
Moderator: John Willingham

The Rev. Dr. John M. Willingham

John WillinghamJohn Willingham was born in Greensboro, North Carolina. The son of a Presbyterian minister, he graduated from Davidson College in 1980 with a B.A. in economics. For the next three years, he worked as a manager for the telephone company now known as Bell South until the fall of 2008 when he left to study at Princeton Theological Seminary. He earned a Masters of Divinity degree in 1987 with a concentration in preaching.

He was ordained in and served the First Presbyterian Church of Mount Sterling, Kentucky for five years until becoming pastor of the Matthews Presbyterian Church of Matthews, North Carolina, in October of 1992. During those years, John earned his Doctor of Ministry degree from Chicago's McCormick Theological Seminary with a concentration in church re-development. He has served as pastor of the Doylestown Church since July of 2003.

In addition to his work in those congregations, John has been active beyond church walls. He helped organize a Habitat for Humanity affiliate in Kentucky, served as a commissioner to Synod and General Assembly meetings and as moderator of the Presbytery of Charlotte. Currently, he is a member of the General Assembly Nominating Committee and recently completed service as moderator of the Executive Presbyter Nominating Committee for the Presbytery of Philadelphia.

In his life away from church, he enjoys quiet nights at home and planning the next family trip, tending to the lawn and reading good books. A life-long admirer of Abraham Lincoln, he has cheered for and fretted over the Atlanta Braves since childhood.

He has been married to Lori, a native of Fillmore, New York, since 1987. She is a Certified School Nurse who works primarily in a local middle school. Their son Michael is a CPA with Deloitte in Philadelphia and their daughter Emsley is a senior nutrition major at West Chester University in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

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The Rev. Keith W. Roberts

kwrA native of Appleton, Wisconsin, Keith is the seventh of eight children born to a middle-school math teacher and a homemaker. He was nurtured in a strong youth program at Memorial Presbyterian Church. He holds a bachelor's degree in philosophy and religion from Coe College in Iowa, and a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary.

In a summer Hebrew class Keith met his future wife, Marilyn Crawford.  In 1984 they moved to the edge of the plains, Winnebago, Minnesota where they served as Co-Pastors at the Winnebago Presbyterian church.  Daughters Mary and Ann were born there.  After six years, in 1991, Keith was called to the Presbyterian Church of Deep Run located in Bedminster, PA.  This church was founded in 1725 and it was once linked to the Doylestown Presbyterian Church.  The 17 years at Deep Run were a time of growth and stability.  Church programs were expanded and mission outreach deepened, while members built a new fellowship hall, library, and class rooms.  Deep Run also hired its first full-time associate pastor.

Keith joined the staff at DPC in 2008.  In 2012, he was a commissioner from the Presbytery of Philadelphia to the General Assembly meeting in Pittsburgh.  In his free time Keith enjoys biographies, biking, chocolate, and the Green Bay Packers.

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