St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church – Red Hill
Upper Perkiomen Child Care Center
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 47, Red Hill, PA 18076-0047
Physical Address: 1244 St. Paul’s Church Road, Pennsburg, PA 18073 (Upper Hanover Township)
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The Rev. William A. Vanderslice was called by the congregation to be the senior pastor in 1991. He obtained a Master of Divinity degree from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia in 1983 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Resources Management with a concentration in sociology and psychology from Upsala College in 1979. In 2009, he completed the interim and transitional ministry training of the Interim Ministry Network. Most recently he completed the Alban Institute’s training on transforming the life and mission of congregational life.
Pastor Vanderslice, in additional to his pastoral responsibilities at St. Paul’s – Red Hill, serves as the current Dean of the Upper Montgomery Conference and deployed staff of the SEPA Synod to 18 Lutheran congregations in Upper Montgomery County. He also serves as an ELCA Pastoral Intern Supervisor and the chairperson of the S.E. PA Synod Bishop’s Convocation. Involvement in the Upper Perkiomen Community includes: the Upper Perkiomen Ministerium, where he served 18 years as its treasurer. Previous community involvement included: Vice President and Care in Community Coordinator of the Thrivent Financial Upper Montgomery Chapter Board, Judge of Elections for Upper Hanover # 1, Upper Perkiomen Senior Board, Personnel and Finance Committee, Upper Perkiomen Community strategic planning process, and the Hope for Family Board Previous synodical involvement include: service on the S.E. PA Synod’s Candidacy Committee, Youth Ministry Committee, Committee on Lutheran Schools, Dean of the Upper Montgomery Conference (1994-2000), and Chairperson of the SEPA Synod Worship Team. Pastor Vanderslice is married to Marcia L. Vanderslice, a middle school music teacher. They have two grown children.
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Leah Woehr – Grande joined the church staff in September 2014 as a parish assistant for the 2014-15 academic year. One June 8, 2015, Leah transitioned into the position of pastoral intern.
Leah has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art and a minor in Religion from Luther College, Decorah, IA. She is currently working toward her Master’s in Divinity Degree at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia and is a candidate for ordained ministry as a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. Leah brings extensive experience working with youth and adults in a congregational setting, which includes an independent study course at St. Paul’s – Red Hill in 1997 as part of her undergraduate work where she related art and theology. Working with the children of our weekday program, she painted the Noah Ark mural in the lower classroom area of the educational building. During the independent study she assisted with worship leadership, home communions, and small group ministries.
We are blessed that Leah is serving St. Paul’s as our 18th pastoral intern for the 2015-16 academic year.
Director | Upper Perkiomen Child Care
Ms. Judy A. Sledgen joined the staff on June 9, 2014 as the director of the Upper Perkiomen Child Care Center. Judy has previous experience as a lead teacher and assistant to the director in a former child care center and was a family resource coordinator/counselor for the Department of Social Services in Maryland. She has been employed with Lenape Valley Foundation since June 2000 where she served children and families with behavioral health diagnoses as well as children and adults with Intellectual Disabilities. In 2007 she began work in the Early Intervention field as a Service Coordinator, serving children from birth to age 3 with developmental delays and was responsible for implementing, coordinating and monitoring a range of services including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and special instruction. She oversaw the writing of evaluation reports for children as well as the individual family support plans developing goals for children using Pennsylvania’s statewide data base Pelican (Pennsylvania’s Enterprise Linking Children Across Networks). Judy is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University where she earned an Associate and Bachelor of Science in the College of Health and Human Development with a focus on Children, Youth and Family Studies. Judy enjoys gardening, arts and crafts and spending time with her husband Michael and two children.
Assistant Director | Upper Perkiomen Child Care
Ms. Teresa Kulp-Weber, serves the Center as Assistant Director. Teresa brings a broad working knowledge of the Center and provides leadership to the daily operations. Previous responsibilities at the Center included serving as the coordinator of the pre-school program and being a lead classroom teacher. She holds professional memberships with ELEA and PACCA, organize yearly fundraising events for local charities and maintain 12 plus hours yearly of professional development training related to early childhood education and school age programming, CPR and first aid certification. Teresa Kulp-Weber received a BS degree in Elementary Education in 1991 from Bloomsburg University and completed the Keystone STARS core series training for directors.
School Age Coordinator | Upper Perkiomen Child Care
Ms. Sandy Young, UPCCC school age coordinator work closely with the Center’s administrative team to enhance the daily program of the Center. She was appointed school age program coordinator in 2006 and previously served as a lead classroom teacher at the Center. She holds professional memberships with ELEA and PACCA, organize yearly fundraising events for local charities and maintain 12 plus hours yearly of professional development training related to early childhood education and school age programming, CPR and first aid certification. Ms. Sandy Young received her School Age Program Director Credential in 2006 from the Montgomery County Early Learning Center – Southeastern PA School Age Division.
Mrs. Nancy Nase serves the congregation as its financial secretary and bookkeeper. Mrs. Nase joined the staff in November 2002. Previously, she held the position of firm administrator at a local accounting company. Mrs. Nase’s significant experience in the area of accounting and office management compliments her responsibilities at St. Paul’s.
Church Office | Administrative Assistant
Mrs. Karen Quinn joined the staff in March 2010. Mrs. Karen Quinn brings extensive experience in working with volunteers and non-profit community based organizations. Her administrative gifts and professional experience support the daily ministries of the congregation.
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email@example.comMr. Tom Zepp works closely with the volunteer members of our Property and Cemetery Committee to care for the church facility and cemetery which is located on a 45 acre campus. Mr. Zepp joined the staff on July 1, 2013.
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|Office | Pastoral and Program Staff|
|Church Office||215.679.5553 ext. 110 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Child Care Office||215.679.0221 ext. 114 email@example.com|
|Pastor||215.679.5553 ext. 111 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Pastoral Intern | Vicar||215.679.5553 ext. 112 email@example.com|
|UPCCC Director||215.679.5553 ext. 122 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|UPCCC Assistant Director||215.679.0221 ext. 114 email@example.com|
|Church Sexton||215.679.5553 ext. 127 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Financial Secretary||215.679.5553 ext. 126 email@example.com|
|Musician||215.679.5553 ext. 110 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Nursery||215.679.0221 ext. 117|
|Little Explorers||215.679.0221 ext. 118|
|Kindergarten||215.679.0221 ext. 113|
|Pre K||215.679.0221 ext. 119|
|Pre-School||215.679.0221 ext. 115|
|Twoodles||215.679.0221 ext. 120|
|School Age||215.679.0221 ext. 116|
|Church Library||215.679.5553 ext. 123|
|Fellowship Hall||215.679.5553 ext. 116|
|Kitchen||215.679.5553 ext. 128|
|Pavilion||215.679.5553 ext. 121|