Officers of the Consistory
President: Ed Hart
Secretary: Amy Wenzel
LUCY HORTON, Soloist
JOHN CALLAHAN, Director of Music
John Callahan studied at Florida State University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in piano performance. Before starting at St. James in 2018, he served as pianist at Trinity United Methodist Church in Seattle, WA for four years. In Seattle he also worked as a music director and pianist of musical theatre, and was involved with many regional productions such as Man of La Mancha and The Sound of Music.
As a composer, he has written a variety of instrumental and vocal music that has been performed in over 30 U.S. cities. Notable compositions include Pulsar, which was premiered by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. He was also commissioned to compose an anthem to celebrate the 75th anniversary of St. James in November 2019.
John lives in Havertown with his wife and two children and is a full-time Software Developer during the week.
Decisions about the work and direction of St. James are made by the Consistory. These decisions are determined after times of prayer, reading and reflecting on God’s Word, and discussion.
Elders and Deacons
St. James Staff & Leadership
AILENE DUNLAP, Secretary
Ailene has been secretary and bookkeeper for St. James for over 25 years. Ailene enjoys local and international biking with her husband, Bruce. She also enjoys playing card and board games, and time spent with family and friends.
ALLISON FINEBERG, Director of Children's Ministries
Allison has been with St. James since 2013. She is a mother to three girls and lives in Havertown. She loves being a part of the amazing St. James community, watching the children and youth grow and learn, and giving her own girls a church home to grow up in. Besides working at St. James, she also teaches kids classes one day a week at the local YMCA.
REV. TERRI McNAMARA, Pastor & Teacher
Pastor Terri McNamara is a graduate of Union Theological Seminary in New York. She is an ordained minister and has standing in the Philadelphia Association of the PSEC. She has a passion for all forms of ministry and has lead service service trips to post Katrina New Orleans and post earthquake Haiti. She has served on the Penn Southeast Conference consistory, the Penn Southeast Conference meeting planning team, and the conference disaster committee. Her previous career was in project management. She also gardens semi professionally. On September 1, 2022 the congregation of St. James called Pastor Terri to be their full time designated pastor. You can email Pastor Terri at firstname.lastname@example.org
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