Pastor – Nicholas Pence
The Rev. Nicholas L. Pence, Jr. began ministry with Palm Schwenkfelder Church in August of 2007. Ordained in 1999 in the United Church of Christ, he received a BA in Sociology from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill in 1996, and his Masters of Divinity from Lancaster Theological Seminary in 1999. He is married to the Rev. Barbara Pence, and together they have three children, Kate, Nicholas, and Andrew. Pastor Nick feels blessed to be a part of this wondrous, caring community of faith and looks forward to God’s Spirit continuing to inspire, challenge and lead us as we embrace God’s today.
Director of Music – Edward Bieler
Ed is a life-long member of the Palm Schwenkfelder Church. He began participating in the church’s music program as a member of the Junior Choir. He became the Senior Choir Director in 1971, and the Director of music in 2011. Ed also plays the tuba in the community’s Red Hill
Band, and is director of the ecumenical United Schwenkfelder Choir.
Organist – Peg Jacob
Peg has had a varied work background as a public school music teacher in the Upper Perkiomen and Pottsgrove School Districts, private piano and organ teacher, organist/choir director in a number of area Lutheran churches, full-time Director of Music/Director of Christian Education at New Hanover Lutheran Church, computer programmer for an international plastics company, and secretary for Bethel United Methodist Church, Spring City.
Peg began playing the organ in 1964 and has served as organist at Palm since 1996. She resides in Gilbertsville with her husband, Kenneth, their Sheltie, Rusty, and their orange tabby (and head of household), Tiger. Peg and Ken are the proud parents of Adam and Katie and proud grandparents of Asher, Micah, Yalmer and Annabel.
Administrative Assistant – Daniel Ferry
Dan, who has been attending Palm Schwenkfelder Church since 2000, began as our administrative assistant in 2010.
He came to Palm with a background in hotel administration and education. Dan also enjoys being a football official, a softball umpire, and is involved in community theater.
Youth Director – Barb Master
Building/Grounds Maintenance Supervisor – Kevin Master
Kevin, who grew up in Palm Church, has been a part of our church staff team since 2009. Under the direction of the Board of Trustee’s Building and Grounds Committee, Kevin cares for our church facility and grounds. He can be reached by phone at 484-358-1684 or email MSL1228@AOL.COM.