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

Kirk Gosweiler
Cheryl Haley
Kelly Hanshew
Ed Hart
Pearl Heil-Dolmatz
Kimberly Porsch
Amy Wenzel


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. ​​​


St. James Staff & Leadership

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Officers of the Consistory
President: Ed Hart

Vice-President: unfilled
Secretary: Amy Wenzel

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.