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. Dr. Thomas Eoyang, Jr., Priest in Charge
Thomas has been Priest in Charge of Holy Comforter since December, 2017. He holds the degrees of Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry, both from Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, as well as a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree, both in literature. Prior to becoming an Episcopal priest he worked in the publishing industry.
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.
Carol Estornell, Parish Administrator
Carol joined the staff in late 2017. She is in the office between 9:30 am and 2:30 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, Sue Gelsomini, Dan Knowles, Wayne Lyon, Anita O’Brien, Steve Perrone, Barbara Powell, William Schilling, and Sharon Yost.
Rector’s Warden: William Schilling
Accounting Warden: Dan Knowles
Treasurer: Jack Davis
Secretary: Steve Perrone
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