Our Pastor, Consistory, and Staff

Reverend Raymond Jachowski
Pastor Ray has been with us since October 23, 2016.  He has a Master of Divinity degree from Lancaster Theological Seminary and is married to his wife, Kathy, and they have two children,  Gabriel age 18, and Hannah, age 15.

2017 Consistory Members - 


Pat Beneś, Betty Booraem, Randy Bottenfield,

Marie Byers, Leslie Staley and Janet Perillo



Virginia Filipovic, Joanne Cooper, Earlin Snyder, 

Suzanne Thomas, and Elwood Wilson

Jo Ellen Hippenstiel, Director of Music

Jo Ellen has been the Director of Music since 2013. She is the organist on a Sunday morning, and also directs the Chancel Choir, Bell Choir, Chime Choir, and Youth Choir. 

Jo Ellen lives in Phoenixville, with her son.  She also is the Secretary at Valley Forge Methodist Church, and drives bus for the Phoenixville School District.

Diana Cleaver, Church Administrator

Diana started at St. John's United Church of Christ as Church Administrator in August 2017.

Bob Verish, Weekly and Sunday Sexton

Bob has been the sexton since 2011.  He is also a member of St. John's United Church of Christ. 

Bob lives in Phoenixville, with his wife, Patti, thier daugher, Jena, and his Mother-in Law.  Bob is a volunteer firefighter in Phoenixville.  They have 1 dog.

Bob enjoys spending time with his family and volunteering at the local fire company.