Our leaders strive to create a welcoming community for all church visitors.

Samantha Vincent-Alexander, Rector

The Rev. Samantha Vincent-Alexander served in the Diocese of Southern Virginia for 18 years.  Most recently, she served as the rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Hampton Virginia. There she navigated through current issues, with a congregation first established in 1610. Samantha has been active in the ministry of the diocese and the national church, serving as the President of the Standing Committee as well as the Chair of the Commission on Ministry, in addition to numerous other committees and commissions. She attended General Convention as a deputy in 2012, 2015, and 2018. She is married to another Episcopal priest, and they are proud parents of a passionate and rambunctious boy.  She is a certified yoga instructor and loves to teach it in the church community.  She recently co-authored Grace in the Rearview Mirror with three other clergy women.  You can find all her recent sermons here: Living My Sermon.

Palmer Hartl, Parish Associate​

The Rev. Palmer Hartl has served as a priest associate at Christ Church since 1999. Volunteering his time, Palmer brings a rich experience from a career in management, psychotherapy, and organizational consulting. Reach Palmer by calling the parish office at 215-922-1695 ext. 21

Christ Church Staff

The Reverend Samantha Vincent-Alexander, Rector
ext. 22 | Email Samantha

The Reverend Palmer Hartl, Parish Associate
ext. 21 | Email Palmer

Cecilia Wagner, Parish Administrator
ext. 21 | Email Cecilia

Parker Kitterman, Organist & Music Director
ext. 27 | Email Parker

Robin Parke, Godly Play & Children’s Minister
Email Robin

Ben Leaphart, Facilities Caretaker
ext. 33 | Email Ben

The Vestry

Cheryl Beirne, Rector’s Warden | Email Cheryl

Greg Cesare, ClerkEmail Greg

Farnia Fresnel | Email Farnia

Andy Halstead | Email Andy

Sandy Karger | Email Sandy

Charles Loomis | Email Charles

Anne McAteer, Accounting Warden | Email Anne

Thomas McGinnis | Email Thomas M.

Jeanne Morris | Email Jeanne

Ken Oakes | Email Ken

Terre Slater | Email Terre

Thomas Suddath | Email Thomas S.