Head Pastor | Head of Staff
Rev. Anita Bell
Anita joined the life and ministry of Lenape Valley Church in September, 2015. She is the daughter of a Navy Chaplain, growing up in military ports around the world. She is a graduate of Penn State (and very proud to cheer “We Are!”), Princeton Seminary, and has earned her doctorate from Drew University. Her doctoral dissertation focused on J.R.R. Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings. Anita has served churches in PA, DE and NJ. She also teaches at Chestnut Hill College in the Religious Studies Department. Anita has a passion for reaching the emerging generations with the good news of Jesus Christ. She has a passion for worship, a desire to help people explore the Word of God, and a pastor’s heart for those in need.
Anita and her husband Greg have four grown children- Daniel and his wife Jen have three little girls; Grace received her MBA at Wharton; Matthias is a college student and Matthew works as a carpenter. Anita enjoys a long walk, a good book, a hard workout, and a leisurely conversation with friends.
You can email Anita at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To talk to or leave Anita a voicemail call (215) 345-1099 x121
Director of Youth Ministry
We welcome Josh, Beth and Maddie to the life and ministry of Lenape Valley Church. Josh began his time with us on Sunday, July 23, 2017, serving as the Director of Youth Ministry in partnership with the Youth Development Team. Josh is currently in his final year at Princeton Theological Seminary, so will serve until May 2018 in a part-time capacity focusing solely on youth. After graduation, Josh will join the staff in a full-time capacity and will add additional responsibilities in the area of young adult ministry. Josh brings a breadth of skills and interests, so his ministry may take on interesting dimensions as he grows in his service with us.
You may email Josh at email@example.com.
Christian Education Coordinator
Amie has been active at Lenape Valley Church since 2010 as a Sunday School teacher, nursery assistant, and a choir mom. She became the Director of Children’s Ministry in 2016. Amie has a Master’s Degree in Education and was a teacher for 12 years in Central Bucks School District before resigning to raise her family. She and her husband, John, have two children, Maddie and Matthew, who are active in Sunday School, Youth Group and the Children’s Choir. Amie also currently works as an Instructional Assistant in Mathematics at Doyle Elementary.
You can email Amie at Amieb@lenapevalleychurch.org.
Director of Music Ministries
Diane Daly leads our Adult Chancel Choir. She completed her certification studies through the Choristers Guild and continues to take courses with them every summer to improve her skills and help her to inspire the choirs. When she is not working with the choirs or the Worship Committee, she and her husband Bob are busy running Windy Willow Farm in Perkasie, or taking their son Cameron to soccer practice! The work she does as a riding instructor and horsewoman would be a fulltime job for the average person, but somehow Diane manages to pack all of these activities into her very long and productive days. For that we at LVC are very grateful!
You can email Diane at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To talk to or leave Diane a voicemail call (215) 345-1099 x125
Laura has been employed by the church since 1992, first on a part-time basis and then full-time since 1996. Prior to 1992 she was a stay at home mom who was actively involved in many ministries of the church, such as Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Stephen’s Ministry, Bethel Bible Study and a weekly women’s Bible study group. Laura truly feels that the Lord prepared her for this position by leading her to be involved in these many ministries of the church. Outside of the office, Laura has led a weekly Bible study group, MIST – (Mom’s in Support Together), since September 2005. She and her husband, Jim, have two grown children and two grandchildren.
You can email Laura at email@example.com.
To talk to or leave Laura a voicemail call (215) 345-1099 x120
Robin was born and raised in Bucks County. She joined the Lenape Valley staff in April 2011. She started as a part time sexton and now is the Building Manager in a full time position. Prior to taking the position at LVC she was a stay at home mother of her two children; a daughter, Samantha and son, Kevin. Robin says: I found my home!!! I feel blessed to have gained employment at LVC, and thank God every day. I consider the staff and church members a part of my family. When I’m not at LVC, I enjoy spending time with my two young children and dog, Sully. I’m a passionate sports fan - Flyers, Eagles and the Phils. I enjoy the outdoors and being active. I love life and try to always keep a smile on my face. I would like to quote Pastor Gutty. “If life didn’t have ups and downs it would be boring.” Be Blessed!!
You can email Robin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To talk to or leave Robin a voicemail call (215) 345-1099 x123
JR has been a member of LVC since he was 12 years of age making him the youngest member to ever join the church. He has since been involved with the church in some shape or form but in 2012 when our previous pastor had left, he felt a real calling. At age 16 he headed up the Soundboard team to help them and oversee operations. From there, he became a paid staff member a year later overseeing all of IT in the church. It has been a real joy of his since to help grow the church in its technological foundation and reach new people using new unique ways. He loves what he does and who he does it with as he has stated many times. He is passionate about Jesus Christ and believes that God has a plan laid out for him, so he just sits back and enjoys the ride. Most recently, JR was asked and was just installed as an elder on our Board of Session. He is thrilled to help guide the church down new roads, with a soon to be new pastor arriving and to be a leader of the church.
You can email JR at email@example.com.
To talk to or leave JR a voicemail call (215) 345-1099 x124
Daniel W. Reid
Parish Nurse Coordinator
We are currently in the search process for a new contemporary worship leader to join our staff team here at LVC. If you are interested or know someone who is, please visit this page Job Application page to learn more about it.
If you would like to contact any one of these staff members, please reach out to the church office, firstname.lastname@example.org or (215) 345-1099.