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

About Us

Board of Deacons

Class of 2015

Class of 2016

Class of 2017

 Honor Ford Lori Christenson Joe Jewusiak
Jeanette Geiger Dick Cornelius Anne Murray
Marianne Gilmour Sharon Cummings Greg Pearl
Brad Hedrick Jim Kmetzo Matt Rizk
Marty Kuhn Laura Mendelson Marcia Rodenbaugh
Sam Petro Debi Miller Sharon Shaw
Cathy Stevens    
Dave Wolff    
     

Moderator:  Brad Hedrick

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

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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 three pastors: the Rev. Dr. John M. Willingham, Pastor, the Rev. Joshua D. Gill, Associate Pastor for Youth and Their Families, and the Rev. Keith W. Roberts, Associate Pastor for Christian Nurture.

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 2015

Class of 2016

Class of 2017

Kira Adelman Maureen Arnold Chuck Christenson
Kieran Cody Price Jones Jim Comber
Tara Gormley Tim Liebig Shirley Greenlee
Cheryl Morris Bob Maxwell Hazelanne Karabudak
Judy Mumaugh Mike Rush Dennis Parenti
Ann Petro Charlotte Walter Nancy Roe
Brian Rawlings Lou White Maria Schreiner
Joe Schreiner  Candi Young John Schumann
Mark Strasburg    
 Jay Stough    

Clerk:  Judy Mumaugh
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 1983 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 where their daughter--in-law Corey teaches in a charter school. Their daughter Emsley graduated from West Chester University with a degree in nutrition and is enrolled in the Masters of Public Health program.

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The Rev. Joshua D. Gill

joshgillJoshua Gill was born in Lockport, New York. In 2002 he graduated from Eastern University with B.A. in Youth Ministry. Upon graduation he began working at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Malvern, PA as the Director of Youth Ministries. In 2007, Josh earned an M.S. in Non- Profit Management and in 2013 he earned a Masters of Divinity from Palmer Theological Seminary.

Josh was ordinated in 2013 at Covenant Presbyterian Church where he remained on staff until July of 2014. In addition to building a thriving ministry at Covenant, Josh has also been published in the peer reviewed Journal of Youth Ministry, the Youth Worker Journal, and Youth Ministry 360. His interests include building thriving youth ministries, leadership development, and integrating students with disabilities into the youth ministry context. He has taught at several area churches and conferences including the annual Messiah Youth Workers Convention, the Parish Resource Center, and the Engage Conference. He has been on staff at Doylestown since 2014.
In his spare time Josh enjoys hanging out with family and friends, cooking on his smoker, and watching his beard grow. He is married to Vicki. They have two sons. Vicki is a certified School Counselor. She has worked in West Philadelphia as a School Counselor and currently works at Eastern University as a Student Advisor in the Counseling Department.

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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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