2020 Annual Meeting

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The Annual Meeting of Church of the Redeemer will take place on Sunday, February 2, immediately following the 9am service in the church. (Please note-there is NO 11:15am service that day.)

The Nominating Committee presents the following four members of the parish to be elected to three-year terms to the Vestry.

Elisabeth Cooke joined the Redeemer community in 2010, when she married her husband Peter, a Redeemer member since 2002. Elisabeth is a devoted wife, mother and step-mom to Peter and Henry. Daughter Victoria was baptized by Peter Vanderveen in 2011, and has sung in the Cherub Choir, the RTC, and serves as an acolyte. Elisabeth was born and raised in Argentina. After completing her degree in industrial engineering, she moved to Germany in 1993, to start her professional career, learning and experiencing life abroad. She came to the Philadelphia area in 1998, and has been here since. In 2001, she earned her MBA degree from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. She is currently working for SAP, a global software company, leading the Strategy and Transformation Team for Digital Business Services in North America. In her free time, Elisabeth enjoys reading, gardening, cooking, yoga and, when time allows, skiing, traveling, and hiking.

Al Greenough was raised and confirmed at the Ardmore Presbyterian Church. After returning from the Army, he joined St. David's Episcopal Church in Devon, where over time, he had various responsibilities, serving as co-chair of the Fair, head of the ushers, and chair of the Vestry Nominating Committee. Shortly after his marriage to Sallie at the St. David's Chapel, they moved to the Redeemer in the early '80s, with their four children, primarily because of the strength of Redeemer's youth program. Over the years, all Sallie and Al's children have participated actively, with full parental support, including supervision at the Nightwatch trip to St. John the Devine. After their youngest was confirmed, they started a Junior Youth Group for middle schoolers. Al has worked on the Christmas Bazaar and with the Flower Guild as it decorates for major feast days. Al has served on the Finance Committee since 2011, and he and Sallie have been active members of the Foyers group.

Melanie LeBoeuf was born and raised in Pasadena, CA earning a Bachelor of Arts in dance at the University of Southern California in 1980. She married John LeBoeuf in 1991 and moved to Bryn Mawr. After spending 20 years working for IBM, Melanie created "Ducks in a Row And More," an organizing business helping others to create order out of chaos. She specializes in downsizing/moving scenarios. In 1992, Melanie, a life-long Episcopalian, and a former tenor in her Southern California church, asked John to find a local church with an active choir. Luckily, Redeemer fit the bill and she has been an active member of the Redeemer Adult Choir ever since, serving on the Music Committee and participating in many singing tours. She is also active on the Pastoral Care committee, and has chaired Attic Treasures for the Redeemer Christmas Bazaar. Besides raising her daughter, Meg, who currently works in Los Angeles in the film industry, Melanie thoroughly enjoys competitive tennis, teaching ballroom dancing, and serving as a collegiate advisor for Tri Delta sorority at Villanova University.

Harry Miller and his wife, Rachel, along with their children, Brandon (23), Cameron (21), Austin (17), and Natalie (10), have been members of the Redeemer for over 10 years. Austin is a junior verger and Natalie participates in church school and serves as an acolyte. Harry has served on the Growth and Development Committee and the Management Committee for the new parish house. Harry was born in Philadelphia and grew up in Blue Bell, PA. He attended LaSalle College High School and has a B.S. in Engineering from Temple University. He is the founder and president of Miller Bros., a utility and electrical contracting firm that performs powerline transmission, distribution and substation work, along with natural gas and solar farm construction in 20 states. Harry loves to travel with his family and enjoys playing golf, tennis and platform tennis.

The Nominating Committee also presents these parishioners to service as our representatives: Gordon Fowler and Eric Rabe to Diocesan Convention and Mary Hopkins to the Merion Deanery.

Last Published: January 9, 2020 4:53 PM