Pastor – The Rev. Thomas G. Speers, III
A graduate of Connecticut College and Yale University, Tom has served as interim pastor of Green Hill Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, DE, co-pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Hartford, CT, pastor of Overbrook Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, PA, and Dickey Memorial Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, MD. He was probationer assistant minister in the Old Parish Church of East Kilbride, Scotland.
Tom also served as Presbyter for Discerning the Way in the Presbytery of Southern New England and was co-chair of the Committee on Ministry. He currently serves on the Committee on Ministers and Congregations of New Castle Presbytery, is co-chair of the Connectional Presbyter Search Committee for New Castle Presbytery and is a trustee of ChristianaCare Health System.
Tom is the brother, son and grandson of Presbyterian ministers—there are even some cousins and a great uncle who are or were ministers! He enjoys music and is a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church choir in Wilmington. He tends several hives of honey bees and enjoys walking and hiking. Having lived for a time in Philadelphia, Tom knows the joy and occasional agony of rooting for Philadelphia sports teams.
Tom lives on the campus of the Tower Hill School where his wife, Bessie, is Head of School. They have two children who are both in college.
Music Director – Julie Katz
Julie began her position as our Music Director in the fall of 2015. She plays music for the Sunday services and directs Calvary’s dedicated choir on a weekly basis. Julie is a vocalist, pianist, composer, and arranger. She holds an undergraduate degree from West Chester University in Jazz Piano Performance and a graduate degree from Messiah University in Choral Conducting. During the week, Julie teaches choir and music at Cab Calloway School of the Arts in Wilmington, Delaware, which also happens to be her alma mater.
Her hobbies outside of music include traveling with her husband, Michael, spending time with her family and friends, and gardening when the weather is warm!