St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church
Amy graduated from Penn State University with a BS in Early Childhood. She worked in a center with children aged 1-4, until she returned to school for her elementary education degree from Alvernia. After finishing her certification, she worked as a nanny until she had her first child. She stayed home with her for two years. She then took a position working with two year olds. In 2004, she was hired at Good Shepherd as the kindergarten wrap around teacher. When Daniel Boone switched to full day kindergarten in 2005, she switched to the infant room. In 2009 she switched rooms again and taught Pre-K until 2014 when she was promoted to assistant director.
Amy believes in working with families as part of a partnership in the growth and development of their children. It really does “take a village”. Amy has two teenage daughters.
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David Robert 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 (Bachelor of Fine Arts), Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry(Master of Divinity), and the Graduate Theological Foundation (Doctor of Ministry).
Fr. David resides in our rectory with his wife, Jenifer (Jeni), to whom he’s been married for 36 years. They have three grown children: Megan, Jonathan, and Mary Hannah, two sons-in-law, two grandsons, and a granddaughter, in addition to dogs and cats. Fr. David lists as his personal gifts, talents and interests: jazz pianist and composer, spiritual director, holistic health enthusiast, “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
Deacon Sally is a Maryland native who settled in Amity Township with her husband Tom after their graduation from Bucknell University. Married for 48 years, they have three grown children and seven grandchildren and their current dog, Isaac, who ministers among them. Sally worked as a teacher and an office manager before returning to the church and later found herself taking graduate courses at Moravian Seminary in response to a call to ordained ministry. She was ordained in September 2007 and assigned to serve at St. Gabriel’s as a vocational deacon. As a deacon she is charged with “making Christ and his redemptive love known, by word and example, to those among whom she lives, works, and worships.” She serves all ages with compassion and humor.
Russ McClellan - Mission Developer
Russ is a native of the South who settled in Pennsylvania in 1986. He has been active in the Diocese of Bethlehem for 30 years and at St. Gabriel’s since 2002. Russ has served as Rector’s Warden, Vestry member, Diocesan Convention Delegate, Adult Church School Teacher, Sacristan, Cursillo Team member among other roles in the church. He studied Theology and Communication at Alvernia University. For the last 11 years, Russ has worked as Executive Director of Hopewell Love, an ecumenical non-profit organization serving those in need.
Russ is the St. Gabriel’s Mission Developer for Common Ground Recovery Community which offers liturgies and classes/workshops for persons in recovery and 12-step fellowships. Common Ground is active at Atonement Lutheran and Trinity Lutheran in Reading and now St. Gabriel’s. He is discerning a call to the priesthood in The Episcopal Church.
Russ lives in Birdsboro and is the partner of Joseph LaBarbera and the father of Ryan. He loves to write and draw, to hike and bike local trails with Joe and friends, and to garden. Russ enjoys spending time at the beach and is an avid practitioner of hot yoga.
Charles Glandorf - Organist/Choirmaster
Phoebe Kelleher - Music Associate
Sally Heist - Parish Administrator
An active member of the parish since 1984, Sally has served on staff in the parish office since 1990. A graduate of Boyertown Area High School, she attended West Chester State College (now "University") and previously worked at a savings and loan and as a bookkeeper prior to her ministry at St. Gabriel's. In addition to her work in the church office, Sally has served St. Gabriel's in various ministries through the years, including as a Sunday School teacher, Youth leader, choir member, and a member of The Daughters of the King. Sally is an active instrumental musician, playing (French) Horn at church and with many groups through the years. Sally is currently a member of the Reading Pops Orchestra, the Reading Musical Foundation's Music in the Schools woodwind quintet, Polished Brass quintet, and the Boyertown Alumni Band. She also free-lances and teaches the horn privately.
Sally lives in Douglassville with her husband, Bill, and their two cats, Owen and Derek. Sally & Bill are the parents of two grown children, and grandparents of two "bonus" grandsons.
Barbara Hannevig - Parish Secretary
Barbara moved to this area in the late 1990’s from the upper NY Finger Lakes region. She has been an Episcopalian since the early 1980’s, when she became a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Parkersburg, WV, where she and her husband were married by The Rev. Scott Allen, who serves these days in the Diocese of Bethlehem! It truly is a small world. Barbara lives in Pottstown with her two spoiled cats and is very active in the local and professional theater community. She has been a member here and the Parish Secretary since July, 2005 and currently does the weekly altar flowers and any other flowers as needed during the Church year. She sings in the choir and really loves being a part of this wonderful, active and joyful St. Gabriel’s family!
Pat Owsiany - Good Shepherd Learning Center, Director
Pat graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education and began her career in teaching at a Christian Preschool. She then moved on to a local daycare where she began teaching Preschool and Kindergarten and also served as the Educational Assistant. With many prayers and assistance from God and St. Gabriel’s Church the Good Shepherd Learning Center was born in the year 2000 and Pat was hired as the Director. She received her Director’s Credential in 2008 and under her guidance the Learning Center achieved a STAR 4 rating in the Keystone STARS quality initiative in 2014. The Learning Center was named after the Sunday School curriculum the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and is an important ministry of St. Gabriel’s serving the Douglassville and surrounding communities.
Pat has been an active member of St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church since 1988, serving as a Sunday school teacher for 14 years, serving on the Vestry and later as Senior Warden. She also served on the Campus Master Plan Committee and was received into the Order of the Daughter’s of the King in 2013, where she has vowed to uphold the two Rules of the Order, the Rule of Prayer and the Rule of Service.
She is the mother of three adult married children and a grandmother of four. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and her four furry children; one dog and three cats.
Amy Reber - Good Shepherd Learning Center, Assistant Director