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Tad Sperry
Rector's Warden
Executive Committee Member

Class of 2016

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of the Rector's Warden
2013 Annual Report.

 


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 2015

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David, his wife Diane, and their two daughters Isabel (14) and Audrey (12) 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 the youth mission trip to the Dominican Republic).  In addition, he participated in the development of the most recent Strategic Plan and has been involved in the Dad’s Group as well as the Newcomers’ Committee.  David is Senior Vice President, Finance at AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation, a Fortune 30 pharmaceutical distribution and services company, where he serves as the chief financial officer of a business unit with $70 billion in sales.  David is a native of St. Louis, Missouri, 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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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.

Eric Rabe
Eric Rabe

Class of  2015


Eric and his wife Luisa have been members of the Redeemer since the early 1980s, and both have served on the Vestry in the past. An alumnus of Penn State and the University of Pennsylvania, Eric retired after 20 years with Verizon where he served as senior vice president of corporate communications at the firm's headquarters in New York City. Currently, Eric works with students at Penn's Fels Institute of Government and consults in communications and issues management. He is active in the Diocese of Pennsylvania as a member of the Finance and Property Committee and chair of the Philadelphia Cathedral Development Task Force. Eric serves on the Redeemer Growth and Development Committee.

 

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Devika Singh

Class of  2015


Born and raised in Mumbai India till age 11. I moved to the United States for my fathers work. We lived in Manhattan where my mother and I attended Holy Trinity on the upper east side. Met Kevin in upstate New York where we attended college at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Continued on to Graduate and Medical School at Albany Medical College. Spent one year in Cooperstown, New York (Baseball Hall of Fame) as a medical intern to be followed by a residency at the University of Pennsylvania in Anesthesia during which we had our son Cyril now 8. Moved to Baltimore and completed a fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesiology at Johns Hopkins and also welcomed Ananda now 5. While in Baltimore we attended the Redeemer. After completing my training I worked at Johns Hopkins for approximately 2 years while Kevin completed his fellowship. We made it back to the area when we both were fortunate to find academic positions within the University Of Pennsylvania. Soon after we made it back to this area our Children were baptized at the Redeemer. Both Cyril and Ananda are active members of the choir program at the Redeemer. This year I have taken a part in the Growth and Development Committee. Kevin and I have found a second family here at the Redeemer and hope to help the church grow and flourish.

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Jacques Vauclain

Class of  2015


Jacques grew up attending Redeemer and returned to the Parish in 2001. He and his wife, Stephanie, were married at the Redeemer in 1996. They reside in Rosemont with their three children, Will (age 11), Caroline (9) and Grace (4). Jacques is a member of the Dad’s group and serves as a reader and a lay chalice bearer. He co-chaired the Capital Campaign Steering committee that helped raise the funds for the recent restoration and renovation of the Church. 
Jacques recently began work in Financial Planning and Analysis at The Vanguard Group after 10 years 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 Board of Directors for the Church Farm School, and he is on the Audit Committee for Sigma Phi Epsilon National Fraternity. He is an avid Philadelphia sports fan.


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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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