The Rev. Barbara Tobin, Deacon
On the first Sunday of Advent 2017, we welcomed the Rev. Barbara Tobin to St. Mary’s as our vocational deacon. Barbara is a longtime member of St. Peter’s in Old City. After she retired as a Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner in 2013, she had a year’s Sabbatical, then felt called to the Diaconate. She was ordained in June 2016 and had served at St. Simon the Cyrenian Church. Deacon Barbara will serve on an annual basis in the parish with the permission of our bishop, with a particular focus on connecting the parish to the needs of the poor and homeless in our city. She is looking forward to ministering with everyone at St. Mary’s in living out our Baptismal vows together. Have questions about what the vocational diaconate is? Ask away!
Brittany Holdahl, Parish Administrator
Brittany has been working alongside St. Mary’s since August 2016. She is a Philadelphia native with over a decade of administrative experience, event tech experience, and customer service to bring to her role as parish administrator. If you are interested in volunteering, donating, or reserving our space for a special event or performance, it would be her pleasure to help you and answer any questions you may have!
Phone: (215) 386-3916
Office Hours: Sunday – Thursday, 9 AM – 2 PM
Gonzalo Vizuete, Sexton Emeritus
Patrick O’Brien, Sexton
Chase Castle, Organist and Choirmaster
Chase Castle is an active organist, choral conductor, and musicologist. He received the Bachelor of Music degree in Keyboard Performance and Music History & Literature at Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music in Berea, Ohio under the tutelage of Nicole Keller. Castle is currently a Benjamin Franklin Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in Music. He regularly concertizes across the eastern half of the United States and spent the summers of 2017-2019 as the resident organist and choirmaster at the Squirrel Island Chapel on Squirrel Island, Maine. Castle enjoys collaborating with other artists and musicians and promoting diverse artistic projects.