Celebrating 175 Years
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

Our Clergy

FatherKoshyMatthewsThe Rev. Dr. Koshy Mathews, our rector, was born in India and raised in the Mar Thoma tradition of the Eastern Orthodox Church. After coming to the United States in the early 1970s, he received his Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary, Master of Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education and Doctor of Ministry from Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, Massachusetts. He and his wife Susan have two grown children: Ranjit, who with his wife Johanna and grandson Dhruv, lives in Long Beach CA and serves as associate rector in St. Lukes Episcopal Church. and Manju, a Social Worker, lives in Danville, CA and serves as the Director of Behavioral Health Services at Axis Community Health in San Francisco Area. Prior to coming here, Fr. Mathews served as interim priest at Epiphany Parish, Walpole and St. Chrysostom, Wollaston, and as associate rector at Christ Church, Needham in the Massachusetts diocese. He accepted the call to serve as rector of St. Peter’s Church Phoenixville in January 2006.

Father David Hyatt has been with St. Peter’s since 2002. He serves as our Priest Assistant and thoroughly enjoys his work with all members of our congregation. Prior to his time with us, he was the Rector of Trinity Church in Gulph Mills. During his tenure, he has received numerous accolades including the Helen Blaylock Prize for excellence in public reading of Holy Scripture and Prayers and Honor Membership in the Chapel of Four Chaplains in Philadelphia for community service to all people regardless of race or faith.

DeaconJoeDietzDeacon Joe Dietz was ordained to the vocational diaconate in October 1994. He served at St. Peter’s for nearly 5 years under the Rev. Thomas Wand and came back for a few years as deacon assistant under the Rev. Marie Swayze and the Rev. Robert Miller. Joe is currently serving St. Peter’s as deacon assistant since 2011. He assists with the Sunday services, leads Sunday Bible Study and serves on the Food Pantry Committee.

Deacon Dennis1 (2)Deacon Dennis Coleman serves as Deacon to St. Peter’s, particularly in the areas of Bible study and all of the food and meal ministries. In addition, the Bishop has assigned him to a street ministry to those that live on the margins in Phoenixville and is Chaplain at the Good Samaritan Shelter, which houses twenty five men. For the Diocese, Dennis serves on the Commission on Ministry, which guides those in process for ordination.

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Our Staff

Organist/Choirmaster – Karen Green

Assistant Organist/Choirmaster – Alexander Smith

Parish Secretary – Judy Dougherty

Sexton – Maria Yanez

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Our Vestry

Senior Warden- Retta Sparano
Junior Warden- Judith Hans
Accounting Warden-Frank Rothenberger

Ray Foerster
Cindy Hammaker
Courtenay Williams
Vincent Giancaterino
Julia Sharpe
Jan Wier
Communications, Clerk of Vestry- Mariel Gniewoz-Weiss

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