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:


We welcome Pastor Vicky to the Chalfont UMC Family!

Pastor VickyRev. Victoria Allen

In 2010, Pastor Vicky began her first pastoral appointment in Lower Bucks County. She quickly became a valued member of the entire community serving as the director of the Lester Bahrt Food Pantry, Executive Director of the LYFT Community Prevention Coalition, Director of the Awareness Teen Advisory Group aka ATAG, pastor of First UMC, and actively engaged in the Character Education efforts of the Pennsbury School District. During her time in this community time she received multiple accolades through various awards of recognition.  from United Way, Pennsbury Partners, and an resolution expressing great appreciation for her work from the Pennsbury School District. She worked in collaboration with many community leaders and organizations, too numerous to list. Pastor Vicky loves God and is committed to spreading God’s love. She trusts God and often quotes Romans 8:28 saying, “All things work together for the good of those who love the Lord and are called according to His purpose.”


Raised in a Christian home in Philadelphia, Pastor Vicky’s home church was the former Trinity Chelten United Methodist Church where she gained much recognition for her ministry to youth and young adults in and out of the church. In addition to her one daughter, Pastor Vicky took in and cared for many other children through foster care, court appointed custody, parental right relinquishment and other arrangements. She is the proud grandmother of four: Taya (22), Xavier (19), Devon (15), and Ryan (5).

Pastor Vicky loves to laugh and have fun! She likes fun competition, enjoys music, movies, plays and spending time with good friends! She likes to joke around and engage in playfulness! As her time of ministry begins at Montgomery Square and Chalfont, she is excited to see how God will bless!.



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.





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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.




Lorraine Daniels
Church Administrator

Lorraine grew up in North Jersey. After living in several states with her husband Marc, they have made their home in Lansdale for the past 18 years. She was previously employed for 9 years as an Administrative Assistant for a Lutheran Church and prior to that, worked as the Office Manager for a national non-profit organization for 6 years. Lorraine and Marc have two children. Their daughter lives in New Jersey and their son lives in Media, PA. Her hobbies include reading and genealogy. They also have a camper near Lake Nockamixon and spend most of their weekends there in season.



Leadership Board Members


Greg Ehrenzeller, Chairperson

Kara Johnson, Vice Chair

Sue Walla, Treasurer

Helen Kokemor

Bob Kurtz

Audrey Michener

Keith Miller

Louise Peardon

Laura Romano

Lorraine Daniels, Church Administrator (non-voting member)

Rev. Deb Neild, Deacon (non-voting member)
Rev. Victoria Allen, Pastor (non-voting member)

Jim Reese, Financial Secretary (non-voting member)


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