Christ Episcopal Church of Pottstown, PA
Meet the Staff
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  • The Rev. Fr. Joshua M. Caler
  • The Rev. James Shelly
    Associate Pastor
  • The Ven. Deacon Dennis Coleman

    Dennis Coleman is a local boy, spending the last sixty years living not far from his boyhood home outside of Phoenixville.

    A cradle Episcopalian, he was baptized at The Church Of The Savior in Philadelphia, where his mother and grandmother were also baptized. Today we call that place the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral.

    His family worshipped at St. Peter’s, Phoenixville, which is where he was confirmed and began the process toward the diaconate in the 1980’s.

    Over the years he has worshipped at St. James, Collegeville, and Epiphany Church, Royersford with his family and been active in Youth Ministry at those churches.

    More recently Dennis has worked in Phoenixville and Norristown as a “street deacon,” providing pastoral care for the hungry and homeless and looking for gaps to fill in the lives of the folks that are living on the margins. He has been a Chaplain to homeless shelters, provided counsel and Bible study to the folks in those communities and is a founding member of the Code Blue Shelter in Phoenixville.

    Before turning his academic interests to theology, spirituality and pastoral counselling, he was a mechanical engineering student and worked in the machine tool industry.

    A person of varied interests, he has also worked part-time as an op-ed newspaper writer, a performer of original and Irish music, and has written thirteen books that virtually no one has read.

    Dennis is an Archdeacon in the Diocese of PA. and will soon be ending a five-year commitment with the Diocesan Commission on Ministry.

    “Although there is still much work and ministry to be done in Norristown, I am excited to be coming to Pottstown to serve Christ Church and the folks in need, in what has become my home town.”

    Dennis and his wife Joni have lived in the 19465 side of Pottstown for the last seventeen years.

    They have nine children and twelve grandchildren, every one of them a joy.

  • Greg Miheli
  • Chris Wittrock
    Communications Coordinator

    Megan Riefer has joined the Christ Church staff as the Parish Communications Coordinator. A graduate of Pennsylvania State University, she has over 15 years of experience in marketing and communications across various industries, including non-profit. With a background in print media production, digital media management, website maintenance, and social media strategy, Megan is looking forward to supporting and sharing in the mission and vision of Christ Episcopal Church.

    Born and raised in Pottstown, Megan currently resides in Collegeville with her husband Bob and two children, Keegan and Emily. Outside of work and family time, she enjoys community engagement opportunities and has volunteered at organizations including National Charity League, Laurel House, Cradles to Crayons and Ronald McDonald House. She is excited to be a part of a warm, welcoming parish with a deep history and strong ties to the community.

  • Frank Benne






PO 252, 316 E. High St Pottstown, PA 19464   Phone: 610-323-2895     Powered by My Church Websites
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