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Tim Gavin

Interim Rector, St. Alban's Episcopal Church

The Rev. Tim Gavin was called by the vestry in April 2023 to serve as the interim rector of St. Alban's upon the departure of the Rev. Canon Matthew Dayton-Welch.  He will oversee all parish ministry until a new rector is called.

The Rev.

Fr. Tim was ordained to Holy Orders on January 12, 2013, and currently serves as Head Chaplain of the Episcopal Academy, in Newtown Square. He has worn many hats at the Episcopal Academy: Media Specialist in the library, Dean of Students, Form Dean, English and religion teacher, and Lower School Chaplain. Tim can boast that he has taught every grade at EA since his arrival in 1988.

As EA's Head Chaplain, Fr. Tim directs the spiritual program, teaches Biblical studies, and offers pastoral care to the EA community. He also leads the partnership program for St. Marc’s School in Haiti and has developed a partnership between EA’s 5th grade and St. James School (Philadelphia) 5th grade.


Fr. Tim knows St. Alban's well, having served as its adjunct associate rector since 2018.  He's volunteered for many ministries at St. Alban's and has been a constant presence on Sunday mornings.  Tim is married to Joyce.  Joyce is a very active member of St. Alban's.  They have two sons, Jake and Nick. Tim loves to run long distances and walk his two golden retrievers, Lizzie and Colby.

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The Rev. Bert Zug

Adjunct Associate Rector 

Fr. Bert is the recently-retired middle school chaplain at the Episcopal Academy in Newtown Square. Fr. Bert has had a relationship with St. Alban’s for decades, having been ordained to the priesthood here and serving as curate.  He brings a warm sense of humor and a passion for youth ministry. 

He can be reached at

Kelly Bretz

Parish Administrator

A former school teacher, Kelly manages our busy parish with grace and attention to detail. She’s in the office Monday through Thursday.

She can be reached at:

Art Kalemkarium

Music Director

He plays our spectacular organ with gusto and heart, and together with our choir, makes Sunday morning meaningful and stirring. 

Joyce Gavin

Sunday School Director

Joyce has a wealth of experience in early elementary education, having been a prekindergarten teacher at Episcopal Academy for many years. She is passionate about guiding young children on their journey to understand the love of Jesus and offers a curriculum that is Christ-centered. Our Sunday School creates a warm and welcoming environment that is perfect for our youngest members. Additionally, we provide child care for infants and toddlers during the 10 am service on Sunday mornings.

Glenn Bretz


Glenn cares for our facility, making it beautiful and inviting for our parish and visitors.  Under his care, the place has never looked better.

Bill Mullen


He helps keep the lights on.

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