Leadership

Priest-in-Charge

The Rev. Harriet Kollin

Rev. Kollin was born and raised in the Philippines to a clergy family of 16 children and was baptized in the Episcopal Church. In 1976 she immigrated to the United States and lived in Abilene, TX for three years before moving east. For a year she lived in Baltimore, MD and in 1980 she moved to Philadelphia. She is married to the Rev. Dr. Timothy Griffin also an Episcopal priest in the Diocese of Pennsylvania. They have a dog named Luke and a cat named Leonardo. Her hobbies include gardening, cross stitching and knitting.

In terms of her educational background, she earned a bachelor's degree in nursing in 1974 from St. Luke's College of Nursing in Manila. In 1993 she earned her master's degree in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania with a specialty in child/adolescent and family mental health. In 2004 she graduated from Episcopal Divinity School and earned her Master's in Divinity degree.

While discerning her call to ordained ministry she came across a quote by Frederick Buechner about vocation in which he says that our vocation is where our passion meets the world's hunger. In pondering upon this it became clear to her that she wanted to be a priest to be a healer and spiritual guide as she, herself heals and grows spiritually.

Prior to ordination she practiced nursing for 27 years, 21 years of which were at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. After ordination she served as a priest-in-charge at St. John the Evangelist, Philadelphia from 2005-2011, as associate rector at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Philadelphia from 2011-2014, and as priest-in-charge at Holy Innocents St. Paul's from 2014-2016. Apart from parish ministry she served on the Antiracism Team/Commission in both diocesan and national church levels, the Commission on Clergy Salaries and Pensions, the Administrative Group of the Religious Leaders Council of Greater Philadelphia Area, and the General Convention's Standing Commission on Health.

She is excited to have the opportunity to share her gifts with Church of the Incarnation and to our partnership-in-ministry in the church and the community.

Music Director

Sudeep Pakyanadhan

Sudeep Abraham Pakyanadhan joined the choir of Christ Church, Church of South India, at the age of seven. He started his formal music training as a six year old at the Trinity College of Music, London under Mr. John Marthand. Singing and playing church organ music, especially composing and arranging alternate harmony for the church music, are what drive him. In India, he has been the part time organist of Christ Church for seventeen years and took over as the full time Organist in 2004. He has accompanied choirs both in his school, medical school band, and other churches as well as played concerts for 'The Festival Choristers.' He joined the Incarnation family in 2014, went on to become the Interim Organist in May 2015 and is presently the Organist and Music Director. He is a regular member of the American Guild of Organists (National and Philadelphia Chapter). He wishes to encourage more choristers to join the Incarnation choir. Please contact him at abpakdeep@gmail.com if you are interested.

Parish Administrator

Mrs. Michelle Stawicki

Michelle has been the Parish Administrative Assistant for 12 years and has become a part of the Incarnation family. Before coming to Incarnation she worked in the Secretarial field for over 15 years. She has been happily married to her husband John for 30 years and has three grown children, a son-in-law, daughter-in-law, and granddaughter. For questions big or small, just call Michelle. She is the warm and welcoming voice that will greet you!

 

Parish Custodian

Linda Dellmuth

Linda started as our part-time Parish Custodian early in 2014. As well as keeping our facilities clean and maintained, Linda is also a faithful parishioner and sings in our choir

Church Vestry Members

Bottom Row from left: Judy Lott, Diane Kern, The Rev. Harriet Kollin, Jessica Polistina, John Bigelow (Senior Warden)

Back Row from left: Linda Froelich (Accounting Warden), Susan LaRosa, Dan Gribbon, Cynthia Goode, Noelle Hotaling

WORSHIP SCHEDULE

Sunday

10:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist (Rite II)

SUNDAY SCHOOL from September-mid June begins at 9:45 a.m.

  • Coffee Hour following 10:00 service

Childcare available during 10:00 service



Parish Activities

Wednesday
7:00 pm - Aid for Friends Set-up
(Wednesday night before packing day)

Thursday
9:00 am - Aid for Friends
(3rd Thursday of Month)