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Leadership and Staff

The leadership team and staff consist of the following:

  • Rev. Jeffrey Wargo

  • Rev. John Binde

  • Mrs. Eileen Ericsson

  • Mrs. Patricia Kimbel

Please scroll down to learn more about them. ​

Pastor Jeff with the blessing boxes
Pastor Jeff with the blessing boxes

Pastor Jeff with the blessing boxes

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Pastor Jeff and his son
Pastor Jeff and his son

Pastor Jeff and his son

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Outreach Watermelon Contest
Outreach Watermelon Contest

Outreach Watermelon Contest

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Pastor Jeff with the blessing boxes
Pastor Jeff with the blessing boxes

Pastor Jeff with the blessing boxes

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Rev. Jeffrey A. Wargo

Senior Pastor

The Rev. Jeffrey A. Wargo was called to St. Stephen's as our12th Senior Pastor on April 10, 2016 and began his ministry with us on July 1, 2016.   Through his 25 years of ministry, Pastor Jeff has been, and continues to be, excited to be sharing in the Gospel's love and grace as it reaches into the lives of others.
Pastor Jeff, is a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary (1996) and Millersville University. 

He has experience as a volunteer firefighter, is a trained EMT working with Chalfont/New Britain EMS, and enjoys reading and the great outdoors.  Pastor Jeff is an amateur ventriloquist and enjoys Christian Puppeteering.
Pastor Jeff seeks to bring a Living WORD into the church through the experience of preaching and leading worship and is anticipating new ways for us to grow in outreach and community service as we share in the light of God's love and carry it forth to others.

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Piano Keys
Piano Keys

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Rev. John Binde

Director of Music, Organist/Choir Director

Throughout his entire life, John has always been involved with music to a greater or lesser extent. He started piano lessons at age 8, played piano in his childhood church, and sang in choirs in high school, college and several local community choirs. 
John earned a BA from Oberlin Conservatory and College in 1972, an MAR from Westminster Theological Seminary in1977, and a MDiv from Lancaster Theological Seminary in 1998. Beginning in 1979, he worked at Allen Organ Company for 18 years in the sales department. His responsibilities included providing dedicatory organ recitals of newly installed
instruments.
After ordination in 1998, John served two congregations in the Lehigh County area – St. Peter’s UCC and Chestnut Hill UCC. He retired in 2015 but was called to be the interim organist and choir director at St. Stephen’s UCC, eventually being officially hired as organist and music director.
John’s primary goal is using his skills at the organ, piano, and digital keyboard to provide meaningful music for worship and to encourage congregational song. While remaining sensitive to the musical traditions of St. Stephen’s, he thinks the music should be multi-generational, embracing a wide range of preferences and styles: traditional, contemporary, modern, and
occasionally music from other cultures. As our community becomes more diverse, he believes it is important to minister to the increasing variety of people in Perkasie and its surrounding area.

Mrs. Eileen
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bell choir.JPG

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Mrs. Eileen Ericsson

Bell Choir Director

Mrs. Eileen Ericsson is the Music Director at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church in Hatfield where she leads and directs the vocal choirs, bell choirs, and instrumental ensembles. She also teaches piano and organ at Mater Dei Regional School and Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School. Eileen and her husband are the parents of four grown sons.

Mrs. Patricia
Mrs. Patricia

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Levitating Objects
Levitating Objects

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Mrs. Patricia
Mrs. Patricia

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Mrs. Patricia Kimbel

Administrative Secretary

Mrs. Patricia (Patty) Kimbel has served as Office Administrator for over 9 years and is eager to greet and welcome those who come to the church seeking information, pastoral care, or ways to participate. She is in the office Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 2 pm.

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