• 536 Conestoga Rd
    Villanova, PA 19085
    (610) 688 1110

Interim Rector

Rev. John W Sosnowski, M.Div., M.F.T.

Fr. John most recently served as the Canon to the Ordinary for the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey, working directly for Bishop Councell and Bishop Stokes, and operating as the chief of staff for the diocese.

Prior to the above, Fr. John spent 15 years as Rector at St Mary's Episcopal Church in Stone Harbor, NJ.

Fr. John holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Master of Divinity and a Bachelor of Sacred Theology from St Mary's Seminary & University in Maryland, and a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Southern Connecticut State University. He and his wife Cynthia live in Shamong, NJ.

Music Director

Dr. Jeffrey B Fowler

Jeff is a native of Allentown and has been playing the organ for worship since he was fifteen, and has served as a church musician in the Philadelphia and Detroit metropolitan areas since 1970.

He holds degrees from West Chester University and the University of Michigan. At Michigan he was awarded a Rackham pre-doctoral fellowship, the David McK Williams Scholarship, and was teaching assistant to his organ professor and University Organist, Marilyn Mason.

Dr Fowler was the Minister of Music at Wayne Presbyterian Church since 1992, during which time the music program grew from about 150 participants to 450 participants in nine musical organizations including a church orchestra. In 1993 he re-organized the Wayne Oratorio Society as a ministry of WPC, an organization in which 275 singers from the church and community now participate each season.

Over a period of 23 years Jeff directed the WPC choir in 97 major choral works accompanied by orchestra in 132 evening concerts. He is adjunct professor of organ at Eastern University, and has been active with the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, serving as Chair of the Exhibits Committee for the 2002 National AGO Convention, and as Sub-Dean and then Dean. In November 2007 and 2010, Jeff put together a choir of over 450 singers who volunteered from 60 churches of the Presbytery of Philadelphia, a massed choir concert entitled "One Joyful Choir" at the Kimmel Center. His final work with the Wayne Oratorio Society was Bach's B Minor Mass in April 2015.

Rector Emeritus

Rev. Ronald W Parker

Fr. Ron was the Rector of Christ Church from 1992-2009. Prior to CCI, he served a twelve-year tenure as Rector of St Paul's Episcopal Church in Bound Brook, NJ, following a three year term as Curate at St.Luke's Episcopal in Metuchen, NJ.

He earned a Doctorate of Ministry from the Graduate Theological Foundation at Notre Dame and a Masters in Pastoral Studies from the New York Theological Seminary, and studied for the priesthood at the General Episcopal Seminary in New York. Before preparing for a life of Christian service, he earned degrees in Music Composition and Music Education from Comb's College of Music, in cooperation with the University of Pennsylvania.

Fr. Parker taught Pastoral Care at Saint Sophia's Ukrainian Orthodox Seminary, and was Professor of Music at the New School University in New York City. He has also worked as a studio musician and accompanist for several stars, including Judy Garland. He has lectured on the history of jazz and has written a number of jazz compositions that have been performed throughout the country.

Fr. Parker and his wife Jo have two grown children, Annette and Stephen, and are proud grandparents of three beautiful grandchildren.