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Clergy & Staff

The Rev. Emily Zimbrick-Rogers, Interim Priest-in-Charge

The Rev. Emily Zimbrick-Rogers began her call as interim priest-in-charge at St. Mary’s, Hamilton Village, on the first Sunday of Advent, Nov. 27, 2022.
Mother Emily previously served as an associate rector at St. David’s in Wayne, where she was responsible for discipleship and Christian formation and fellowship, focusing on newcomer ministry and connecting people to God, one another, and the wider community. Emily is passionate about making the Good News of Jesus Christ relevant to the current moment, with a focus on partnerships between the church and the broader community, racial and social justice, arts and faith, outreach to students and those who are disconnected from the church, and creation care. Emily loves liturgy, preaching, teaching Bible studies, and facilitating faith conversations for families and individuals. She is passionate about pastoral presence and acompañamiento or walking alongside people in their faith journeys.
Emily is a priest-scholar, with theological degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary (MDiv) and Sewanee School of Theology (STM) and is a part-time doctoral student at the University of Aberdeen, studying lived religion and practical theology. She also has an MFA in Creative Writing from Old Dominion University and has taught at the college level and worked as a professional editor, writer, and researcher. Emily is married and is the mother to an energetic elementary schooler. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, gluten-free baking, writing, playing with her daughter, and walking her new dog, Maeve.

Email: rector(at)stmarysatpenn(dot)org

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!

E-Mail: deacon(at)stmarysatpenn(dot)org

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
Email: administrator(at)stmarysatpenn(dot)org
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.

Email: music(at)stmarysatpenn(dot)org