St. Matthew's Episcopal Church Maple Glen, Pennsylvania

Welcoming Fr. Rodney Roehner and Family: A Letter from the Transition Committee

We invite you to join us in welcoming…
The Rvd. Rodney Roehner
Third Rector of Saint Matthew’s Church

By God’s grace, our Transition Committee is thrilled to welcome The Rvd. Rodney Roehner (pr: Rain-er) and his family into the life and ministry of St. Matthew’s. Rodney, his wife Carolina, and their twin daughters Alexa and Sophia are preparing for a big move from Florida to the Commonwealth throughout the coming weeks. We estimate that they will arrive in Pennsylvania at or around December 7th, 2020. While the family’s residence in Lower Gwynedd is being prepared, they will reside in a comfortable, local AirBNB.

Your transition team has been hard at work thinking of thoughtful, supportive, and collaborative opportunities for welcoming The Roehner’s — after all, in the heart of every congregation should be the flourishing of the pastor and his family. To that end, we wish to invite you in welcoming Fr. Rodney for yourself! Choose a welcoming option that works best for you and your family this season.

Send a Word of Welcome
Say hello to Fr. Rodney and his family by sharing a word of welcome here.  Entries will be compiled into a parish-wide welcome card. You may also choose to write a physical card and mail it to Saint Matthew’s Church, c/o Anthony Carrella. 

Recommend Favorite Local Opportunities 
Submit a recommendation of your favorite restaurants, recreational, cultural, and family opportunities in the area here.

Purchase Groceries forthe Pounding of the Pantry
Sign-up to purchase grocery staples here as we pound Fr. Rodney’s pantry.

Prepare and Deliver a Home-cooked Meal
Sign-up to make a family-style meal during over a six week period here

Donate Toward a Welcome Gift Contribute toward a gift card for Fr. Rodney (under $50) here. Click “Make an Online Gift” and you may choose a gift type. Alternatively, you may also choose to send your contribution to Saint Matthew’s Church, c/o Carolyn Bedics.

This is an exciting time of new vision for St. Matthew’s, and we hope you will join us in making the Roehner family feel the love of our community. We know the hospitality and warmth of this blessed place abounds. Should you have any questions, please contact any member of the Transition Committee below. 

With joy, 

Saint Matthew’s Parish Transition Committee ’20-21

Chris Suhy
Anthony Carrella 
Treva McLaughlin
Connie Dee
Jon Clark
Pam Dunlap
Antonia Greene

PS: In addition to these opportunities, we are also planning:

12.19.20 | SAVE THE DATE: Pending COVID-19 tallies, and the weather, an outdoor event is being considered for December 19th sometime between 12-6PM. Updates will be made available soon, and we hope to see you there! (Canceled.)

Meet and Greet Forums, in person and via zoom, to be coordinated with Fr. Rodney and staff in the months ahead. 

A Celebration of a New Ministry, a remarkable liturgy from the Book of Common Prayer, will take place in the over the coming months. Stay tuned for updates.