Clergy Timeline*

Johannes Campanius

(1646-1648)

Dedicated the original church at Tinicum

Lars C. Lock 

(1648-1677)

 

Jacob Fabritius

(1677-1691)

 

Andreas (Andrew) Rudman

(1697-1702)

Built Gloria Dei Church and buried on Church grounds

Andrew Sandel

(1702-1719)

 

Jonas Lidman

(1719-1730)

 

Johan Eneberg

(1730-1733)

Placed the baptismal font in Gloria Dei (1731)

Gabriel Falk

(1733)

Deposed

John Dylander

(1737-1741)

Buried in Gloria Dei Church; preached in German

Gabriel Nasman

(1743-1750)

Controversy over Moravians & German

Olof Parlin

(1750-1757)

Buried in Gloria Dei Church

Dr. Carl Magnus Wrangel

(1759-1768)

Powerful & popular speaker; attracted large crowds

Anders Goransson

(1768-1779)

 

Matthias Hultgren

(1780-1786)

 

Nicholas (Nils) Collin

(1786-1831)

Friend of Ben Franklin, lightening rod system installed in church building

Jehu Curtis Clay

(1831-1863)

First Episcopal rector of Gloria Dei; parsonage and Sunday School building built; organ purchased

John W. Leadenham

(1863-1865)

Parish hall constructed

J. Sanders Reed

(1865-1868)

 

Snyder Binns Simes

(1868-1915)

Ushered in the glory days of Gloria Dei; Hook and Hastings organ installed

Percy R. Stockman

(1916-1922)

Later director of the Seamen's Church Institute

Addison E. Ewing

(1922-1927)

 

John Lowry Hady

(1927-1933)

 

John Craig Roak

(1933-1972)

Largely responsible for Gloria Dei's designation as a National Historic Site in 1942; revived the traditional Lucia Fest; Roak House built

David Buchanan Rivers

(1972 - 2004) 

Hook and Hastings organ and church building restored and parish hall kitchen renovated. Parish hall was renamed to "Riverside Hall" in honor of him.

D. Joy Segal

 (2006-

Current Rector

 

 

 

*Lay readers maintained worship at Gloria Dei until Rudman arrived from Sweden

New Rector Search




Gloria Dei, an Episcopal Church, is searching for our next rector.
If you are interested in this position, please review our Parish Profile
and the OTM Portfolio which is available at OTMPortfolio.org


Submit your cover letter and resume to gloriadeisearch@gmail.com


Our goal is to have a new rector begin in January of 2018


The Search Committee of Gloria Dei