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

Jeanette Woehr, Vice Chair

Vestry, Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church
Ronald McDonald House, Retired

Thomas Daley AIA, emeritus

Daroff Design Inc + DDI Architects, PC

Mark Roberts, Trustee

Vestry, Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church

Michael Schreiber, Trustee

Historian, Author, Journalist

Jerry Walker, Trustee

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

Christine Pickup, Treasurer

Business Process Expert, The Dow Chemical Company

Terry Brasko, Trustee

The Swedish Colonial Society

Mike Duffy, Advisor

Liberty Tree & Landscape

Mary Ryan, Trustee

Interior Designer, MCR Designs LLC

Ray Spera, Advisor

Philadelphia Carpentry Systems

Rev. Dr. Kim‐Eric Williams, emeritus

Honorary Governor, The Swedish Colonial Society
Emeritus Professor, University of Pennsylvania

Amy Grant, Corporate Secretary

President, Lucid Digital Designs
Founder, Southwark Historical Society

Joshua Thomas Castaño, Trustee

Program Manager, Partners for Sacred Places

Marco Federico, Trustee

Senior Architectural Conservator, Materials Conservation Co., LLC

Alan Segal, Trustee

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

Robert A. Stewart, Trustee

Attorney At Law, Hill Wallack LLP