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Tad Sperry
Rector's Warden
Executive Committee Member

Class of 2016

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Tad Sperry grew up in Pasadena, CA, came to Philadelphia for college, then for graduate school, and ultimately, Tad and his wife Ellen Harvey moved to the area from NYC in 1984. After graduating from UCSD in Communication Arts, he intended to go into advertising but ended up with an MBA in Finance. Tad has been a Foreign Exchange trader and salesman, and traveled the world as a trainer in hedging and trading. When his daughter, Bailey, was born, he became “Mr. Mom.” Around those duties he found time to return to art and is now a full time painter. Tad and Ellen originally came to The Redeemer as ‘C & E’ members, but with the advent of children, they became regular attendees. Both their daughter Bailey (Baldwin ’08, Princeton ’12), and their son, Dixon (Shipley ’11, Princeton ’15) attended church school, and sang in the choir, a passion they passed on to their father. In addition to singing in the choir, Tad’s other Redeemer activities include the Music Committee, the Capital Campaign, the Natural Church Development Committee, the strategic planning committee, the Gathering of Men, Christmas Baskets and he has participated in various adult education opportunities. Outside the church he has served on a number of not-for-profit boards and currently is on the Shipley board.

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David Senior
Accounting Warden
Executive Committee Member

Class of 2018
 

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David, his wife Diane, and their two daughters Isabel (16) and Audrey (14) have been members of The Redeemer since 2002, after relocating from Burlington, Vermont. While at The Redeemer, David has served as a teacher in the All Things New and J2A classes (and was a chaperone for a youth mission trip to the Dominican Republic). In addition, he participated in the development of a recent Strategic Plan and has had previous involvement in the Dad’s Group as well as the Newcomers’ Committee. David has worked for more than 15 years at AmerisourceBergen. After many years as the corporation’s SVP Strategy and Corporate Development, he currently leads all of Finance for the U.S. pharmaceutical wholesale distribution business, a division with $100 Billion in sales. David is a native of St. Louis, received his undergraduate degree in economics from Duke University and graduate degree in health care management at Yale University.

 

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Ulf Cahn von Seelen
Secretary of the Vestry

Executive Committee Member

Class of 2017


Ulf and his wife Kristin joined The Redeemer in 2008, together with their daughters, Helena (12), Susanna (10), and Celia (7), who was baptized at The Redeemer by the Rev. Judy Sullivan. They live in Bryn Mawr, just a short walk from the church. Ulf works as a high-frequency trader at Susquehanna International Group in Bala Cynwyd. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a Ph.D. in computer science, also from Penn. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Karlsruhe in Germany, where he grew up. Before working in finance, he was Chief Scientist at Iridian Technologies, a biometrics start-up in New Jersey. Raised as a Lutheran, Ulf especially appreciates the rich musical traditions that connect the German and Anglican churches. He has served as Secretary of the Vestry for the past three years and is also an active member of the Redeemer Dads' Group. His interests include robotics and astronomy.

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Richard Aldridge

Class of 2017


Richard grew up in Haverford and was confirmed at The Redeemer as a youth.  He has served as a teacher in the Rite 13 program for middle schoolers for the past eight years.  Richard and his wife Kris joined The Redeemer in 1997 when they made their move to the suburbs from Philadelphia.  They reside in Bryn Mawr with their four children, Hank (14), Eliza (11), Bo (11) and Evie (8), who were baptized at The Redeemer and attend Church School.  Hank, Eliza and and Bo are also active in the Acolyte program.  Richard is a partner in the law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, where his practice focuses on corporate transactional matters and he chairs the Firm's Global Merger and Acquisitions practice.  He is a graduate of the Episcopal Academy, Duke University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

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Emily Beamer
Executive Committee Member

Class of  2016


Emily Gibb Beamer moved to Wynnewood in 2010 and shortly thereafter found a home at The Redeemer. She and husband, Glenn, are the proud parents of twin boys, Conor and Charlie (2 ½ years old), and their cockapoo, Bailey. Emily grew up on the Eastern Shore of Virginia and is a lifelong Episcopalian. As a girl, she attended Hungars Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Southern Virginia. After she and Glenn were married, they attended St. John’s Episcopal Church in Somerville, NJ before relocating to Maine and then to the Philadelphia area. At The Redeemer, Emily is a member of the Newcomer Committee and assists with the children’s activities at the bazaar. At past churches, Emily has also taught Sunday school, served on the altar guild, been a youth group counselor, and been an acolyte. She believes it is a dynamic time in The Episcopal Church and is committed to helping The Redeemer sustain and grow its membership and navigate the complex issues facing The Episcopal Church both locally and nationally. Emily is a Public Policy manager at GlaxoSmithKline where she develops strategies to educate federal and state legislators about the biopharmaceutical industry and the role medicines and vaccines play in preventing and treating disease. In her spare time she enjoys going to the beach, jogging, reading the latest best-selling novels, and spending time with her family and friends.

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Carol Chew


Class of 2017

Carol has been a member of The Redeemer from birth and was baptized, confirmed and married to her husband, Richard Weigel, here. She is a graduate of the Agnes Irwin School, the University of Virginia, BA in French and Art History and Drexel University, MS in Interior Design. Carol and Rich have three children, Kristen, 21, a junior at Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI and twins, Kenton and Emily, 18, and seniors at Harriton High School. She is an adjunct instructor at Drexel University in the Department of Architecture and Interiors and is property manager for her father at The Lookout Properties in Jamestown, RI. At The Redeemer, Carol has been an active youth leader, volunteer and missioner, offering service in the Dominican Republic, and running a creative arts program at the Blankenburg School in West Philadelphia. She and her family have hosted visitors from both the Dominican Republic and Malawi, and have been active members of the Interfaith Hospitality Network.

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Anna Gerrity

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Anna’s nearly lifelong Episcopalian journey began in St. Mary’s preschool, in Haddon Heights NJ. Since those early days, she never strayed far from the traditions and liturgy first experienced there. Anna and her husband Tom moved to Haverford from New England nearly twenty-five years ago, joining The Redeemer in the fall of 1990 while still unpacking boxes. Their children Caitlin, Tommy, Jimmy and Erin (now 28, 26, 24 and 22), attended Sunday School, sang in the choirs and participated in the Acolyte program. While a stay-at-home Mom, Anna was a founder of the early Mothers’ programs and the Advent Quiet Morning, and she completed Education for Ministry. She was a Youth Group Leader for almost a decade until her eldest was a (RYG) member, and then she became a Catechist, teaching Levels I and II in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for another ten years. Anna also served on the discernment and search committee, and briefly on the Vestry, in the late 90’s. She became a Lay Healing Minister under the guidance of Judy Sullivan, currently continuing in that ministry and as a peripheral member of the Pastoral Care Committee. Once she and Tom became “empty-nesters,” Anna got her Master’s degree in Social Work at Bryn Mawr College. She worked as a Community Mental Health therapist in Philadelphia, before recently taking a job in the Coatesville VA Medical Center. She is now an outpatient behavioral health social worker serving Veterans with mental health needs. Anna’s other interests include cooking, yoga, travel and precious time with family and friends.

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Kathleen C. McClave

Class of  2018


Kathleen McClave has had a long career in a number of advisory and senior leadership roles in the financial services industry. Most recently she served as a client director and senior leader in the New York office of Towers Watson, a global professional services firm. She led many of the client and market development initiatives there, including the design and implementation of the firm’s global client management development program for next generation leaders. Prior to rejoining Towers Watson, Kathleen was the Associate Dean for Business Development of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and was an officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. She is now retired. Here at The Redeemer, Kathleen has chaired the Growth & Development Committee for four years, co-chaired the Outreach Dinner Party in 2013 and is involved in Foyer Groups. Kathleen has a B.A. in Economics from the University of Utah and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School. She resides in Bryn Mawr with her husband Norman. They have been members of The Redeemer since 2003.

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Rodger McKinney


Class of 2017


Rodger has been a Funeral Director at Chadwick and McKinney for over 30 years. He and his wife, the former Lauren Hurtubise, live in Ardmore with their two children, Courtney, who graduated from Episcopal Academy and attends University of Delaware and Andrew, who attends Lower Merion High School. Lauren holds her Master's in Special Education and works at Ithan Elementary School in Radnor Twp. Rodger is active in many organizations including Cassia Mt. Horeb Lodge, St. Andrew's Society, Sons of the Revolution, Sons of the American Revolution, Past President of Bryn Mawr Rotary and has sat on the Boards of Main Line Red Cross, Ardmore Business Assn. and Dolphins of the Delaware Valley. Rodger is an usher and active on the Outreach and Churchyard Committees.

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Bob Nalls

Class of  2018
 


Bob Nalls and his wife Priscilla moved to Philadelphia in 1981 to attend graduate school at the University of Pennsylvania. After moving to Narberth, they joined The Redeemer in 1996 along with their children Sarah (now 29) and Ryan (now 26). Their daughter Sarah was married at The Redeemer in June of 2010. Bob and Priscilla both work in an architecture practice in Narberth that is focused on institutional projects, particularly for colleges and universities. Bob also teaches in the Department of Architecture at Drexel University, where he has been an adjunct faculty member since 1985. Bob’s previous involvement at The Redeemer has included a role on the Vestry, where he served as head of the Buildings and Grounds Committee and assisted with ongoing budgeting and operations, as well as facility assessment and planning. His firm also acted as the architect-of-record for pro bono services for the repair of the porte-cochere. Bob remains committed to planning for the future of the Redeemer while maintaining respect for the campus heritage.

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Ellen Wang

Class of  2016


Ellen is married to James Wang and they live in Villanova.They have three children, Lauren (12) attends The Baldwin School, James H. (10), and Evan (8) who attend The Haverford School. Ellen is a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) and CGMA (Chartered Global Management Accountant). The Wangs have been members at The Redeemer since 2007. She has taught in the J2A program at The Redeemer. She is currently a homemaker and volunteer at the childrens’ schools. Some of her hobbies include reading, exercise, and travel.

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Virginia (Ginger) Woods

Class of  2016


Ginger and her family joined The Redeemer in 1984 with the baptism of their daughter Lizzie here. She and husband David jumped right into work with the Redeemer Youth Group and went on to teaching Confirmation and Sunday School for many years. Ginger is an EFM (Education for Ministry) graduate and Mentor.  She has served previously on the Vestry as Secretary and on Strategic Planning and Rector Search Committees. Currently, she serves on the Adult Christian Formation Committee and as Healing Minister, Lector and Chalice Bearer and she coordinates the Empty Nesters Group. Ginger and David have four children, Andrew, Lizzie, Callie and Ridge, who have all been active in the parish’s youth programs and choirs. A graduate of Smith College, and with a Masters Degree in Interior Design from Drexel University, Ginger heads her own design firm, Ginger Woods LLC, specializing in residential and commercial design and renovation.

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