Synod Council

The Synod Council is the board of directors of this synod and serves serve as its interim legislative authority between meetings of the Synod Assembly.

Minutes of Synod Council meetings are located in our Resource Library under the Minutes category.

Officers of the Synod

Name Congregation (conference) Term expires
Bishop Patricia A. Davenport Spirit and Truth, Yeadon (Delaware) 2024
Tracey A. Beasley, vice president Reformation, Phila. (Northeast Phila.) 2021
Rev. Karl Richard, secretary St. Matthew, Springfield (Delaware) 2023
Janet Neff, CPA, treasurer
St. Luke, Devon (Chester) 2023

Executive Committee

The Rev. Patricia A. Davenport, Bishop

Ms. Tracey Beasley, Vice President

The Rev. Karl Richard, Secretary

Ms. Janet Huber Neff, Treasurer

Ms. Cheryl Detweiler

Mr. Henry Geyer

The Rev. Laura Tancredi

Clergy

Name Congregation (conference) Term expires
Rev. Gwendolyn S. King Calvary, West Chester (Chester) 2022
Rev. Joseph F. Klinger Redemption, Philadelphia (NE/NW Phila.) 2020
Rev. Dwight Mason Spirit and Truth, Yeadon (Delaware) 2022
Rev. Dr. Jennifer Phelps Trinity, Perkasie (Upper Bucks) 2022
Rev. Lydia Posselt Family of God, Buckingham (Lower Bucks) 2020
Rev. Serena Sellers Christ, Kulpsville (Lower Montgomery) 2020
Rev. Matthew Staniz St. Luke, Devon (Chester) 2021
Rev. Laura Tancredi St. Paul’s Ardmore (Delaware) 2021

Lay

Name, constituency Congregation (conference) Term expires
Adam Clark, Northeast Phila. Zion, Olney (Northeast Phila.) 2022
Suwah Davies, at-large Faith-Immanuel (Delaware) 2022
Cheryl Detwiler, Upper Montgomery Grace, Pottstown (Upper Montgomery) 2022
David Ehret, Delaware Grace, Broomall (Delaware) 2022
Tyler Emig, youth Calvary, West Chester (Chester) 2021
Henry Geyer, Jr., Lower Montgomery Living Word, Roslyn (Lower Montgomery) 2020
Albert Glenn, at-large St. John, Melrose Park (Lower Montgomery) 2020
William Graham, at large Prince of Peace, Philadelphia (Northeast Phila.) 2022
Doreen Kinzler, at-large St. John, Mayfair (Central Philadelphia) 2021
Hannah Malesich, youth Advent, West Chester (Chester) 2021
Joyce Maloney, Central Phila. Trinity, Philadelphia (Central) 2021
Phil Tackett, Upper Bucks St. Peter, Hilltown (Upper Bucks) 2021
Savannah Tucker, NE/NW Phila. St. Mark, Philadelphia (NE/NW Phila.) 2020
J. Everett Wick, at-large St. Andrew, Perkasie (Upper Bucks) 2021
Elizabeth Young, Lower Bucks  Resurrection, Yardley (Lower Bucks) 2020
Sandra Zimmerman, Chester  St. John, Phoenixville (Chester) 2020

Open Positions:

  • Synod Council, lay man – Young Adult Representative, term ends 2022
  • Synod Council, clergy, term ends 2021
  • Synod Council, lay woman – Young Adult Representative, term ends 2022