Meet Our Vestry


 

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Tracy Steele
Rector's Warden
Executive Committee

Class of 2022

Tracy Steele

Tracy Steele, and her husband Kevin, who is the District Attorney of Montgomery County, and their children Addison (16), Ainsley (15) and Grayson (8) have been members of The Redeemer since 2008. At The Redeemer, Tracy is a member of the Finance Committee and serves as a Eucharistic Minister and Lector. Ainsley and Grayson each attend The Redeemer’s church school or youth group and serve in the acolyte program. In February of 2016, Tracy resigned as a partner at Morgan Lewis and started her own law firm known as Ferro Steele LLC. Tracy also serves as Deputy General Counsel of CenterSquare Investment Management LLC. Tracy grew up in Vienna, Virginia, and received her undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Economics from Sweet Briar College and law degree from The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University. Outside The Redeemer, she has served on several not-for-profit boards. Currently she serves on the board of her law school, and is active with Laurel House; she teaches continuing legal education classes and is a member of The Forum of Executive Women and The Haverford School Leadership Council. Tracy’s other interests include travelling, playing tennis, and spending time with family and friends.

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Christopher Zafiriou
Accounting Warden
Executive Committee

Class of 2024

Christopher Zafiriou

Christopher’s grandparents were founding members of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Easton where Chris’ mother was the first organist at the age of 12.  Chris was taught to love Bach, often listening to his mother play at the Church of the Messiah in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, where he grew up, and where his father was an oceanographer.  Chris came to the Main Line to attend Haverford College where he earned a B.A. in Philosophy focusing on Plato/Aristotle. There he met his wife, Jessica Todd Harper, who was a student at Bryn Mawr and a cradle Episcopalian. After earning an MBA in Finance at Carnegie Mellon, he now serves as a portfolio manager at the Glenmede Trust Company where he helps oversee the Pew Charitable Trust investment portfolio. Chris and Jessica joined The Redeemer from Gladwyne Presbyterian in 2014 when their three children were in preschool.  Twins Nicky and Marshall, (12) and Catherine (9) have sung in the choirs and are in the acolyte ministry.  Jessica has been active in the church school, and regularly directs the Christmas Pageant, together with Andrew Masterman. Chris currently serves on the Finance and Stewardship committees for the church. Chris has been a youth mentor with Philadelphia Futures, and he was a board member at Bala House Montessori. He and Jessica have also been actively involved in supporting and growing the startup liberal arts primary school their children attend, Main Line Classical Academy in Bryn Mawr. In his free time, Chris enjoys reading, biking, workshop projects, cooking, and sailing in the Chesapeake or Cape Cod.

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Paul Adkins

Class of 2024

Paul Adkins

Paul Adkins attended West Virginia University, Academy of Vocal Arts and Philadelphia College of Performing Arts (UARTS). He is presently an Adjunct Assistant Professor at University of the Arts in Philadelphia where he has taught private voice for the past 22 years. He is the founding director of UARTS Opera/Oratorio Ensemble and has held teaching positions at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; the University of Nevada-Las Vegas; Wagner College, Staten Island, NY and Delaware State University. He is also a principal artist of Creative Leaps International, and Chairman of the Board for Associated Solo Artist, its parent company.
A tenor, Paul was a prize winner in the first Luciano Pavarotti International Voice Competition, as well as the Philadelphia and Princeton Metropolitan Opera Auditions. He is the featured tenor in the New Bel Canto Trio and enjoys both a national and international singing career. His Wynnewood vocal studio boasts alumni who have performed on Broadway, at the Metropolitan Opera, and numerous national and international stages.
Paul is a past member of The Redeemer vestry. For the past 28 years, he has represented The Redeemer as a board member for The Clergy Assurance Fund of Pennsylvania, serving the Episcopal Clergy of Pennsylvania since 1769.
Paul and his wife, Mary, have been members of The Redeemer parish for the past 36 years. Their three adult children, Alexander, Timothy and Kathryn were active in the Redeemer Youth Group. The Adkins are the proud grandparents of four grandsons.

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Jim Buck

Class of 2022

Jim Buck

James M. (“Jim”) Buck III was born and raised on the Main Line. He lived first in Devon, and was baptized at St. David’s where his family were members. When Jim was 8, the family moved to Haverford and joined Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church where Jim was confirmed and became a Youth Deacon during his high school years. He attended Haverford School, from which he graduated in 1977, and went on to study U.S. History at Princeton University, focusing on the American South where his mother’s Alabama family resides. Jim was always active in music and the performing arts at home and school, and chose to pursue acting (briefly!) for the year following his college graduation. In 1982, he began a career in finance, first as a banker with J.P. Morgan in New York; then, beginning in 1990, with the venture and private equity firm his family founded, TDH Capital in Radnor. Today, his activities center on: TDH Capital’s investments in private companies and funds; various for-profit and not-for-profit boards (including that of his family foundation); the Philadelphia Phillies baseball club in which the family has held a longstanding partnership interest (and on whose  Consulting Board he sits); and significantly, on family. Jim and his wife, Lin, started coming to the Redeemer shortly after they were married in 1992, and have since raised three daughters – all of whom were baptized and confirmed at the Redeemer, and who are now in their late teens and early 20’s, making Lin and Jim near “empty-nesters.” In his free time, Jim continues to sing (his a cappella group, The Tonics, is now in its 29th year), play “country club” sports (tennis, golf, paddle tennis), and travel with his family and friends.

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Elisabeth Cooke
 

Class of  2023

Elisabeth Cooke

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.

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Lisa Davis

Class of 2022

Lisa Davis

Lisa Davis and her family have a long-standing history with The Redeemer. Her great- grandmother and members of later generations are laid to rest in the churchyard. But being born and baptized into The Redeemer by Reverend Pickering is where it started for Lisa. The Redeemer has witnessed significant moments in her life, such as her marriage to Bob and the baptisms of their sons, Elliot and Mason. As a family here at the Redeemer, each member has, in their own way have received the call to serve. The Redeemer has offered Lisa many opportunities to stay connected to her professional roots in special events and conference management. She has found great satisfaction in the volunteer roles that serve and benefit outreach. The best example of this is the labor of love that is the Christmas Bazaar, with its myriad of leadership and creativity. She looks forward to the much-anticipated changes to the Parish House, and as a result welcomes the community building opportunities that lay ahead.

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Al Greenough

Class of  2023

Al Greenough

Al Greenough was raised and confirmed at the Ardmore Presbyterian Church. After returning from the Army, he joined St. David’s Episcopal Church in Wayne, 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 of Sallie’s and Al’s children have participated actively, with full parental support, including supervision at the Nightwatch trip to St. John the Divine. 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.

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Melanie LeBoeuf

Class of  2023
 

Melanie LeBoeuf

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.

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Harry Miller

Class of  2023

Harry Miller

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.

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Susan Rushing

Class of 2024

Susan Rushing

My husband, Karl Richter, and I began attending Redeemer in 2007, when we moved to Gladwyne. At that time, we had a small baby, Lizzy. We now have 4 children: Lizzy, age 14; Kaitlyn age 12; and Jonathan and Kieran, twins, age 8. The three youngest were baptized at The Redeemer and Lizzy has gone through confirmation at Redeemer and is currently in the Redeemer Youth Group.  The children have participated in the Cherub Choir program, and Lizzy and Kaitlyn also participated in the Resident Training Choir. I joined The Redeemer choir when I was on maternity leave with the twins in 2012.  I had wanted to take part in the choir for some time, but my commute to and from Penn made this difficult. I left full-time academia in 2013 and opened my private psychiatric and forensic psychiatry practice Holistic Cognitive Consultants in Haverford. I have continued to mentor and supervise Penn Psychiatry residents and fellows for approximately 1 hour per week since I opened my private practice. In 2020, I expanded my practice into a multi-modal group practice known as the Retreat & Restore Healing Arts Center in Haverford.  In addition to my family and career responsibilities, I am on the board of the International School of the Voice.

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Jacques Vauclain
Executive Committee

Class of 2022

 

Jacques Vauclain

Jacques Vauclain is a lifelong Redeemer parishioner. He and his wife, Stephanie, were married at the Redeemer in 1996. They live in Rosemont with their three children, Will, Caroline and Grace who serve as acolytes.  Jacques is involved with the Stewardship committee and serves as a lector, chalice bearer and a healing minister. He co-chaired the Capital Campaign Steering committee that helped raise funds for the restoration and renovation of the Church. Jacques works in Finance at Vanguard and previously worked at Campbell Soup Company. He received his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Davidson College and his MBA from Villanova University. He currently serves on the Audit Committee for Sigma Phi Epsilon National Fraternity and is involved as a volunteer at Agnes Irwin School. He is an avid Philadelphia sports fan.

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Jennifer Vollmer-Copas
Executive Committee

Class of 2024

Jennifer Vollmer-Copas

Jennifer Vollmer, and her husband David Copas, and their daughter Savina (15) joined The Redeemer in 2009, after moving to Pennsylvania from Baltimore, Maryland.  Savina began singing in the Cherub Choir and now sings with the Schola Choir and serves in the acolyte program. Jennifer has served on the Redeemer Christmas Bazaar committee and many other outreach activities. She grew up in Virginia, and received her undergraduate degree from New York University and her law degree from William and Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law. A lifetime Episcopalian, she and David were married at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. She began her legal career at Alex Brown in Baltimore and her expertise is in institutional asset management and investment funds. She served as General Counsel at Logan Circle Partners, a fixed income asset management firm for 10 years, until it recently merged with MetLife. Now at MetLife, she works closely with executive and senior management, advising on global asset management services and new product development. Outside The Redeemer, she has advised public corporate and fund boards and has served on not-for-profit boards. Currently she serves on the board of Impact100 Philadelphia, a nonprofit organization that engages women to collectively fund high-impact grants that address unmet needs in the Philadelphia region and raise the profile of smaller nonprofit organizations. Jennifer’s other interests include gardening and yoga, and traveling and skiing with her family.

Committee Chairs

Newcomers/Engagement/Welcoming (NEW)
   Sally Moser

Legacy into Promise
     Operating Committee
     Babs Camerota, chair
     Campaign Gifts
     Tad Sperry     
     Design & Development
     Ginger Woods & Betsy Crowell, co-chairs
     Project Management
     Kyle Lissack & Bob Nalls
     Finance
     Jay Einspanier     
     Relocation 
     Mike Thompson
     Communications
     Ken Garner

Outreach
   Barbara Billings, Chair

Outreach Grants
    Jan Clarke, Vice Chair
    Outreach Grants Subcommittee

Outreach Community Services
    Barbara Billings, Vice Chair
    Outreach Community Services Subcommittee

Pastoral Care
   Martha Wintner, co-chair