Church Leadership

Our Church thrives because of the energy and style of the people who are a part of our leadership. Here are a few of the people that make our church community special:


 barbRev. Barbara J. Seekford


Pastor Barb was assigned to Chalfont UMC in July 2010. She is a graduate of the former Eastern Baptist Seminary (now Palmer), Ursinus College and Boyertown High School. Barb is married to Andy and has two adult children, Stacy and Kevin. She is a voracious reader but also enjoys being outside kayaking and motorcycle riding. "My goal is to imagine, inspire, and ignite lives of authenticity and integrity." 




Debra-Neild-1Rev. Debra Neild



Deacon Deb and her husband Kris have lived in Lansdale since 2002 and have three children, Ryan, Jimmy, and Megan. She attended Palmer Seminary, Gwynedd-Mercy University, and Binghamton University. In addition to her appointment to Chalfont UMC, Debra is the Chaplain at The Willows of Living Branches.  Her current favorite activity is enjoying Megan’s various performances in North Penn Marching Knights, Jazz Band, or Wind Ensemble. I am looking forward to serving in ministry with everyone at Chalfont UMC.




Cris Frisco Headshot

Cris Frisco
Director of Music

Cris is one of his generation's most sought after collaborative musicians. In addition to his tenure at Chalfont UMC, his body of work includes several recent Broadway productions, productions and workshops in some of the nation's largest regional theaters, international television broadcasts for PBS and QVC, and concert performances with singers and instrumentalists around the world. A committed educator for the next generation of artists, Cris has held faculty and staff positions at Westminster Choir College and The New School for Drama, works with several training programs and festivals, and collaborates with singers as they prepare for performances on Broadway and in the world's major opera houses. Cris is also the founder and artistic director of The New Voice Project, a fledgling non-profit organization that fosters emerging artists and works.




HoehingEd Hoehing

Church Administrator

Ed is a retired teacher and school counselor. He worked for 31 years in the Methacton School District. A member of Lower Providence Presbyterian Church, Ed is active in music ministry and missions. Following his retirement from Methacton, he served on the LPPC staff as Director of Adult Ministry. He enjoys singing in the Valley Forge Chorale, gardening, crafts, graphic design and vounteering at Urban Promise Ministries. Ed lives in Eagleville with his cat, Graycie.



Leadership Board Members


Laura Romano, Chairperson

Kara Johnson, Vice Chair

Sue Walla, Treasurer
Greg Ehrenzeller

Helen Kokemor

Bob Kurtz

Keith Miller

Louise Peardon

Ed Hoehing, Church Administrator (non-voting member)

Rev. Deb Neild, Deacon (non-voting member)
Rev. Barbara Seekford, Pastor (non-voting member)

Jim Reese, Financial Secretary (non-voting member)


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