Our Leaders and Staff

Our community is named Holy Comforter because we are a community that is led by the Holy Spirit which has been given to us in our Baptism (Romans 8:14). God has called all of us to ministry, meaning that all of us have been given special gifts to use for the purpose of serving God and serving others. In our community, God has raised up some of us to be leaders in the exercise of ministry. Some of us are paid staff and some of us are volunteers. But all of us are united in God’s calling for us to be servant leaders, modeling God’s love for the world.


The Rev. Jonathan A. Mitchican, Rector

Fr. Jonathan has served as Rector of Holy Comforter since 2008. He holds a Master of Divinity from Yale University. He and his wife have two boys. He is passionate about sharing the good news of Christ with the world.

Erin Sprague, Minister of Music

Erin joined the staff at Holy Comforter in 2010. A graduate of Neumann College and West Chester University, she is an accomplished pianist and organist. She and her husband have an adorable baby boy who is the most popular unofficial choir member in the parish.

Brandon Munson, Associate for Christian Education and Formation

A dedicated and passionate Christian, Brandon is working with children and youth. His position works in consultation with the Committee on Christian Education and Formation to ensure the highest quality of religious education for our children as well as to provide a safe, fun atmosphere for young people to grow closer to Christ. He graduated from Eastern University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Youth Ministry.

Rosemary Mazzatenta, Office and Property Manager

Rosemary joined the staff in late 2015. She is in the office between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm Tuesday through Thursday.


Vestry: The Vestry is an elected body of members of the congregation who serve as lay leaders in the parish and oversee the church budget. Vestry members serve three year terms. The current members of the Vestry are Gerry Doyle, Ann Marie Escher, Tracy Gray, Dan Knowles, Barbara Powell, Sara Risi, Chris Stanley, Harry Thompson, Tina Transue, and Erica Weihermuller.

Rector’s Warden: Erica Weihermuller

Accounting Warden: Dan Knowles

Treasurer: Jack Davis

Secretary: Ann Marie Escher

Director of the Altar Guild: Barbara Irving

Lead Reader: Mike Christopher

Director of Acolytes: Dan Knowles

Lay Eucharistic Minister: Carole Kunigonis

Property Team Leader: Jim Gardner

Women of Holy Comforter President: Barbara Wilson