Clergy & Staff

The real ministry team at CHT is not the paid staff, but each member of our congregation. Much of what happens around here is done by many different people who come to our church each week.  Our staff works to support and encourage the work of the people.  Each person has a different role in supporting the church.  If you are interested in going deeper in the areas you have seen, please get in touch with one of us so we can help you get more involved and grow in your faith.

All staff can be reached by phone through the main number (215) 567-1267.  Extensions are located below.


The Rev. Rachel Wenner Gardner, Rector

The Rev. John B. Gardner, Rector              

 ext. 23 

   The Rev. Dr. Peter Kountz 

Priest-in-Residence & Vicar of St. Stephen’s  (215) 922-3807


Ms. Soozung Sa Rankin, Program Director

 ext. 23

Dr. John H. French, Organist/Choirmaster

ext. 21

Benjamin Leiby, Assistant Organist

Felicia Ayala & Fern Woods, Nursery Directors


Margaret DiPinto, Director of Operations                                ext. 10

Carol Ruddick, Communications Coordinator       ext. 17

Kate Schugsta, Bookkeeper                                          ext. 24

Jane Lindemann, Parish Accountant                        ext. 24

Abdul Blackmon, Sunday Sexton

Renaye Banicki, Coordinator of Maintenance & Housekeeping


Ed Weston, Director & Event Coordinator  

Ruth Worm, Trinity Central Worker

Mary Barrett, Trinity Central Worker & Assistant Event Coordinator