Learning and Doing the Work of Jesus
St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church
Douglassville, Pennsylvania
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Father David Green, Rector

Father David began his ministry at St. Gabriel's in July of 2013. He came to St. Gabriel's from Christ Church Parish, Kent Island, Maryland, where he had served as Rector since 2004.  He previously served parishes in West Virginia and Ohio. Ordained in 1987, he is a graduate of Clarion University of PA, Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry, and the Graduate Theological Foundation. 

Fr. David resides in our rectory with his wife, Jenifer (Jeni), to whom he’s been married for 31 years. They have three children: Megan, 26, a registered pediatric nurse; Jonathan, 24, a merchant mariner; and Mary Hannah, 19, a freshman in college, and two dogs: Daniel (the Spaniel) and Ella, and two cats: Moby and Paisley. Fr. David lists as his personal interests: jazz pianist and composer, swimmer, “saunterer” in the tradition of Henry David Thoreau, Father Christmas/Santa Claus Ministry and Associate of The Order of Julian of Norwich.

Sally Bosler - Deacon/Pastoral Care


Sally Heist - Parish Administrator


Barbara Hannevig - Parish Secretary


Pat Owsiany, Good Shepherd Learning Center Director


Fredrick Bahr - Organist and Choir Director

Serving at St. Gabriel's since June of 2012, Fredrick Bahr graduated from Andrews University with a degree in Organ Performance, Fred has served as Organist-Choirmaster for churches in Chicago, Washington, Richmond and Canton, Ohio.   He has appeared in recital on both coasts and throughout the Midwest.

Fred has received honors from Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities, and the American Society of Arts and Letters, and was privileged to attend the final summer course of the Royal School of Church Music held in residence at Addington Palace.  Fred Bahr is a frequent lecturer/demonstrator for the American Guild of Organists and the American Institute of Organbuilders, of which he is currently President. An avid writer, a number of his articles have been published in The Journal of American Organbuilding, The Diapason and The American Organist.

In January, 2012, Fred moved here from Ohio to become Tonal Director for Patrick J. Murphy & Associates, Pipe Organbuilders in Stowe, where he works in designing, engineering and voicing new pipe organs.  Most of his work happens in the shop, but some travel is required. During his thirty four years of organbuilding, he has had a part in creating over 60 new pipe organs in 23 states.