The Historic Gloria Dei Preservation Corporation is an independent charitable organization, administered by community volunteers and funded by foundations, corporate and individual gifts.

We are a 501(c)(3) organization registered in Pennsylvania as a non-profit charitable corporation. As part of our long- and short-term planning, we actively seek funding from foundations and government resources, as well as individuals and private historical organizations.

Our Mission

Our mission is to preserve, restore, renew, and maintain the historic Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church Philadelphia buildings and grounds.

Board of Directors

Candace Roberts, Board Chair
President, Quantum-Think
Vestry, Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church

Jeanette Woehr, Vice Chair
Ronald McDonald House, Retired

Christine Pickup, Treasurer
The Dow Chemical Company, Retired

Amy Grant, Corporate Secretary
President, Lucid Digital Designs
Founder, Southwark Historical Society
Vestry, Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church

Terry Brasko, Trustee
The Swedish Colonial Society

Joshua Thomas Castaño, Trustee
Program Manager, Partners for Sacred Places

Thomas Daley AIA, emeritus
Daroff Design Inc + DDI Architects, PC

Mike Duffy, Advisor
Liberty Tree & Landscape

Marco Federico, Trustee
Senior Architectural Conservator, Materials Conservation Co., LLC

Mark Roberts, Trustee

Mary Ryan, Trustee
Interior Designer, MCR Designs LLC

Amy Sampson-Liberi, Trustee

Michael Schreiber, Trustee
Historian, Author, Journalist

Alan Segal, Trustee
Trustee, Seaman’s Church Institute
Investment Consultant and Founder, The Jazz Sanctuary

Ray Spera, Advisor
Philadelphia Carpentry Systems

Robert A. Stewart, Trustee
Attorney At Law, Hill Wallack LLP

Cynthia Temple, Trustee
 Philadelphia Department of Parks & Recreation, Retired

Jerry Walker, Trustee
Actor, Writer, Humorist
Vestry, Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church

Rev. Dr. Kim‐Eric Williams, emeritus
Honorary Governor, The Swedish Colonial Society
Emeritus Professor, University of Pennsylvania

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