Monday to Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed Fridays during the July and August.
Rector's Office Hours
Monday to Thursday - 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
- The Rev. Canon Maria W. E. Tjeltveit, Rector [Monthly Message] [Christmas Sermon 2012]
- J. Clinton Miller, Organist/Choirmaster [Monthly Message]
- Meredith Townley, Director of Children and Youth Ministry [Monthly Message]
- Jo Trepagnier, Office Manager
- William M. Korp, Bookkeeper
- Paul Kerin, Sexton - Maintenance
- Dianne Ruch, Sexton - Housekeeping
- Jordan Thomas - Nursery Attendant
- George B. Miller - JFK Director
The Rev. Canon Maria W. E. Tjeltveit, Rector
The Reverend Canon Maria W. E. Tjeltveit is the rector of The Episcopal Church of the Mediator, having begun her ministry on September 1, 1999. (Her first name is pronounced "Mariah" and her last name is pronounced "Chelt vate".)
Maria is a member of the Moravian-Episcopal dialogue on the national level and is active in Jewish-Christian and Muslim-Christian dialogue. She has been appointed by the Bishop to be the Ecumenical and Interfaith Officer for the Diocese of Bethlehem. She graduated from Swarthmore College and the Berkeley/Yale Divinity School. Before coming to Mediator, she served at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Charleston, West Virginia; St Paul's Episcopal Church in Alexandria, Virginia; and St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Harrington Park, New Jersey.
Maria, her husband Dr. Alan Tjeltveit, who is a Professor in Psychology at Muhlenberg College, and their children, William and Anna, live in Allentown.
You can reach her at the church by phone (610) 434-0155 and by email at email@example.com. Her day off is Friday.↑ Return to Top
J. Clinton Miller, Organist/Choirmaster
J. Clinton Miller, S.M.M., Organist/Choirmaster holds degrees from Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio and The School of Sacred Music of the Union Theological Seminary in New York City. During the 1950s he served as Assistant Organist/Choirmaster of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral and subsequently, Director of Music for Grace Lutheran Church both in Cleveland, Ohio. For twenty-seven years he was Organist/Choirmaster of Saint John Lutheran Church in Allentown where, in addition to his regular responsibilities, he established a church related concert series which flourished for twenty years performing many of the masterpieces of the sacred choral repertoire and presenting concert organists and other artists of international stature.
For twelve years he served as organist of Temple Beth El in Allentown and in the early 1990s served a one year appointment as Organist/Choirmaster of the Cathedral Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. He was University Organist and taught organ (adjunct) at Lehigh University from 1994 until 1998. For six years he was Organist/Choirmaster of Grace Lutheran Church in East Stroudsburg, PA and prior to his coming to Mediator was Organist/Choirmaster of The Episcopal Parish of Saint Mark and Saint John in Jim Thorpe, PA (2000-2003).
He is a past State and Regional Chairman and member of the National Council of the American Guild of Organists (AGO) and served two separate terms as Dean of The Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Guild. He has presented organ recitals and conducted workshops and seminars in many of the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states.
His community activities have included serving on the board of Lehigh Valley Arts Council (1980-83), Musical Advisor to the Director of the Allentown Art Museum (1976-83), and member of the Lehigh County Historical Society where he occasionally served as advisor with regard to the restoration of period instruments and volunteer harpsichordist. From 1995 until 2003 he was an on-air programmer, and, for five years, Genre Coordinator, for radio station WDIY, a National Public Radio affiliate in the Lehigh Valley.
Clint can be reached by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.↑ Return to Top
Meredith Townley, Director of Children and Youth Ministry
Meredith Townley has just been hired as our new Director of Children and Youth Ministry. Meredith is a member of St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church (one of our former Covenant partners) and has a deep faith and love of children. She started and ran her own education center for children, from birth to five years old, and she coordinated a tutoring program serving students in the Allentown School District. She is currently helping to plan a summer “Bible camp” at St. Thomas More.
Meredith is warm, relates well to children, young people, and adults, is organized, has a thirst for learning, and is articulate about her faith and the importance of faith for children.
Meredith is married to Shawn and they have four children, ages 16, 14, 6 and 5. They will continue to be members at St. Thomas More but Meredith will worship here on Sundays and may have her family join her periodically for worship and other activities.↑ Return to Top
Jo Trepagnier, Office Manager
Jo Trepagnier began as our Office Manager on Wednesday, May 29, 2002. Jo has worked for E. I. duPont de Nemours & Company in information technology management and personnel administration. She and her husband, Trip, are natives of Delaware. For the past few years, she has been home with their children: Cal and Nathalie. The Trepagniers live in Emmaus and are members of Cathedral Church of the Nativity. Jo has many gifts to share, and we welcome her to this new ministry with us.↑ Return to Top
William Korp, Bookkeeper
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Paul Kerin, Sexton - Maintenance
Paul Kerin, comes to us after an early retirement from Agere. He has worked in security, production control, training and benefits. He enjoys all aspects of home repair and particularly enjoys coaching youth basketball and soccer. Paul is a graduate of Kutztown State College with a degree in elementary education.
Paul, who lives in Whitehall with his wife, Alice, and two children, Kimberley and Jonathan, is a native of the Lehigh Valley. He will be working three afternoons a week.↑ Return to Top
Dianne Ruch, Sexton - Housekeeping
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Jordan Thomas, Nursery Attendant↑ Return to Top
George B. Miller, JFK Director
George B. Miller began his work with us as JFK Director on September 22, 2009. He returned from several years spent working in Ireland at that time. Before relocating to Ireland in 2006, George was the Executive Director of the Old Allentown Preservation Association, as well as Manager of the state Elm Street Program.
George is a graduate of Rutgers and Princeton Universities. In Galway, he served as Director and Educator for Alá Theatre & Education Project. He was the Artistic Director with the original Theatre Outlet in Allentown for 15 years, and worked closely with non-profit organizations and volunteers, both young people and adults. George and his wife Kate Scuffle are happy to return to the Lehigh Valley where they will continue to work in community arts.↑ Return to Top