Our Staff

Head Pastor | Head of Staff

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Anita joined the life and ministry of Lenape Valley Church in September, 2015. She is the daughter of a Navy Chaplain, growing up in military ports around the world. She is a graduate of Penn State (and very proud to cheer “We Are!”), Princeton Seminary, and has earned her doctorate from Drew University. Her doctoral dissertation focused on J.R.R. Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings. Anita has served churches in PA, DE and NJ. She also teaches at Chestnut Hill College in the Religious Studies Department. Anita has a passion for reaching the emerging generations with the good news of Jesus Christ. She has a passion for worship, a desire to help people explore the Word of God, and a pastor’s heart for those in need.

Anita and her husband Greg have four grown children- Daniel and his wife Jen have three little girls; Grace received her MBA at Wharton; Matthias is a musician and Matthew works as a carpenter. Anita enjoys a long walk, a good book, a hard workout, and a leisurely conversation with friends.

You can email Anita at anitab@lenapevalleychurch.org.

To talk to or leave Anita a voicemail call (215) 345-1099 x121

 

Christian Education Coordinator

Amie Bolger

Amie has been active at Lenape Valley Church since 2010 as a Sunday School teacher, nursery assistant, and a choir mom. She became the Director of Children’s Ministry in 2016. Amie has a Master’s Degree in Education and was a teacher for 12 years in Central Bucks School District before resigning to raise her family. She and her husband, John, have two children, Maddie and Matthew, who are active in Sunday School, Youth Group and the Children’s Choir. Amie also currently works as an Instructional Assistant in Mathematics at Doyle Elementary.

You can email Amie at Amieb@lenapevalleychurch.org.

 

Director of Music Ministries

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Diane Daly leads our Adult Chancel Choir. She completed her certification studies through the Choristers Guild and continues to take courses with them every summer to improve her skills and help her to inspire the choirs. When she is not working with the choirs or the Worship Committee, she and her husband Bob are busy running Windy Willow Farm in Perkasie, or taking their son Cameron to soccer practice! The work she does as a riding instructor and horsewoman would be a fulltime job for the average person, but somehow Diane manages to pack all of these activities into her very long and productive days. For that we at LVC are very grateful!

You can email Diane at dianed@lenapevalleychurch.org.

To talk to or leave Diane a voicemail call (215) 345-1099 x125

 

Church Secretary

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Laura has been employed by the church since 1992, first on a part-time basis and then full-time since 1996. Prior to 1992 she was a stay at home mom who was actively involved in many ministries of the church, such as Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Stephen’s Ministry, Bethel Bible Study and a weekly women’s Bible study group. Laura truly feels that the Lord prepared her for this position by leading her to be involved in these many ministries of the church. Outside of the office, Laura has led a weekly Bible study group, MIST – (Mom’s in Support Together), since September 2005.  She and her husband, Jim, have two grown children and two grandchildren.

You can email Laura at laurac@lenapevalleychurch.org.

To talk to or leave Laura a voicemail call (215) 345-1099 x120

 

Contemporary Worship Leader

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LVC welcomes Brian Bortnick as the new Worship Leader for our Contemporary Worship Service which begins October 7th at 11:00 am. Brian has been serving as the Worship Leader for a local congregation for the last 10 years. Prior to that, he was the lead singer and guitarist for a popular band in the Philadelphia region called Octane.

You can email Brian at brianb@lenapevalleychurch.org.

 

Building Manager

Robin Cirillo

Robin was born and raised in Bucks County. She joined the Lenape Valley staff in April 2011. She started as a part time sexton and now is the Building Manager in a full time position. Prior to taking the position at LVC she was a stay at home mother of her two children; a daughter, Samantha and son, Kevin. Robin says: I found my home!!! I feel blessed to have gained employment at LVC, and thank God every day. I consider the staff and church members a part of my family. When I’m not at LVC, I enjoy spending time with my  children and dog, Sully. I’m a passionate sports fan - Flyers, Eagles and the Phils. I enjoy the outdoors and being active. I love life and try to always keep a smile on my face. I would like to quote Pastor Gutty. “If life didn’t have ups and downs it would be boring.” Be Blessed!!

You can email Robin at robin@lenapevalleychurch.org.

To talk to or leave Robin a voicemail call (215) 345-1099 x123

 

IT Coordinator

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Mike has been attending Lenape Valley Church since 2013 and finally became a member in February 2016. He serves on the Board of Deacons and the Youth Development Team. He volunteers time serving with Youth Mission trips and fundraisers, Youth Group activities, and Vacation Bible School.

Mike is an IT Project Manager in his job outside of Church. In his spare time, he is a Certified Equine Massage Therapist. Mike's wife Kathie volunteers teaching Sunday School at LVC.  They live in Chalfont with their daughter Dana.

You can email Mike at miker@lenapevalleychurch.org.

 

 

Children's Choir Director

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Kristin A. Schenk is a current Elementary General Music Teacher within the West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District. A graduate from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey, she obtained a Bachelors of Music in Music Education and a Masters of Arts in Teaching degree. Throughout her career, she has performed on stages such as the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, the White House, and Carnegie Hall. Kristin was a member Westminster Williamson Voices and Jubilee Singers during her time at Westminster Choir College. She has worked with organizations such as the American Boychoir School, the Conducting Institute at Oxford, and the Jamaica Field Service Project. She currently also teaches with the Trenton Children's Chorus as the director of the Preparatory Choir (K-1). Kristin has sung with the LVC Senior Choir on occasion for the past few years and she is so excited to take a larger role at Lenape Valley!

You can email Kristin at kristins@lenapevalleychurch.org.

 

Organist

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Bianca has served as an organist/choir accompanist of LVC since 2014. Before she joined LVC, she had served as an organist at First Philadelphia Korean Presbyterian Church for 5 years.

She was born and grew up in Seoul, South Korea and immigrated to USA in 2003. Bianca began to learn the piano at the age of 8 and has been involved in music activities in the church and school since then.

Bianca has a passion for enhancing our worship with various genres of music. She loves all types of music: classical, Baroque to contemporary, jazz, gospel, traditional hymn, and praise.

Bianca occasionally works as a graphic designer and English-Korean translator. She and her husband have two children - Ryan who is enjoying the violin and guitar, and Ellen, who is enjoying the flute and piano. Bianca takes pleasure in cooking and sharing her dishes, especially traditional Korean food. She also loves outdoor activities such as jogging, walking, and vegetable gardening. 

 

Pastor Emeritus

Daniel W. Reid

Rev. Daniel W. Reid retired on June 11, 2017, on the 60th anniversary of his ordination as a minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), by the Presbytery of Philadelphia. He was ordained in his home church, the 1st Presbyterian Church in Germantown, Philadelphia, PA.

After graduation from Princeton Seminary in 1957, he began his ministry in Minnesota, serving congregations there for over thirteen years before moving back home, and becoming Senior Pastor of the Lenape Valley Presbyterian Church in New Britain, PA, for twenty-seven years.

After retiring from that congregation in 1998, he supplied congregations off and on for six years, until becoming part-time stated supply of the Roslyn Presbyterian Church in Northeast Philadelphia for the past thirteen years.

Over the course of six decades Dan preached and spoke close to 4000 times; officiated at 402 weddings, 502 funerals, memorial services, and committals; and conducted 735 baptisms of infants, youth, and adults.

He has been married for sixty-three years to the former Amy Strayer of Lancaster, PA. They have four grown and married children, and five grandchildren.

“’Tis grace has brought me safe thus far, and grace will lead me home.”

 

Parish Nurse Coordinator

Leah Weidemoyer

 

We are currently in the search process for a new contemporary worship leader to join our staff team here at LVC. If you are interested or know someone who is, please visit this page Job Application page to learn more about it. 

If you would like to contact any one of these staff members, please reach out to the church office,  office@lenapevalleychurch.org or (215) 345-1099.

 

Interim Director of Youth Ministry

Matthias Bell

 

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